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– KOKOMO, Ind. – Steve Kinser leads the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to Kokomo Speedway on Wednesday, June 4, in more than one way.
The winningest sprint car driver scored the inaugural Outlaws win at the bullring in 1978 and he has earned a series-best six feature victories at the track located approximately two hours from his hometown of Bloomington.
“My dad ran there every Sunday night for many years,” he said. “He was track champion and I don’t know how many races he won there.”
Kinser enters this year’s event on his “Salute to the King” tour as he is in his final season of competing for the World of Outlaws championship.
“All the Kinsers have ran pretty good there,” he said. “I have a lot of race fans there. It’s good to get back there and see them.”
While all of Kinser’s victories at Kokomo are special, one stands out.
“Me and my dad ran first and second during a World of Outlaws race, which was really a big deal,” he said. “He led until about three or four laps to go and I finally got by him. He led it all the way until right at the end and I got by him.”
The triumph more than 30 years ago was Kinser’s first of five World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series wins at Kokomo Speedway in the 1980s.
WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces
WHERE: Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the O’Reilly Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating O’Reilly Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at O’Reilly Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at O’Reilly Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their O’Reilly Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day.
A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a “Class of 2014” poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.
Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.
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