– LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will invade I-96 Speedway this Saturday for the NAPA Rumble in Michigan.
It will mark the first of only two events in the state this season for the premier sprint car series and it will be the only time the “Salute to the King” tour will compete at the newly reconfigured track.
The tour honors 20-time series champion Steve Kinser as he is competing for one final World of Outlaws championship.
“I’ve always enjoyed going to I-96,” Kinser said. “There’s a lot of great race fans that don’t have to drive awhile for a World of Outlaws race.”
Located between Grand Rapids and Lansing, and a short drive from Detroit, I-96 Speedway has hosted a World of Outlaws race for eight straight seasons and 10 of the past 11 years.
Kinser has won three of those races during that span with four other drivers recording at least one victory, including last season’s winner Paul McMahan.
“We have a lot of family and friends up there,” he said.
Joey Saldana, who claimed the inaugural World of Outlaws race in 1995, is excited about returning to the area.
“It’s nice that we get to go up there and race,” he said.
Saldana is tied for the second-most series wins this season and he is second in the championship standings – only one point out of the lead.
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: I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
WHEN: Saturday, May 31
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the NAPA Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket at a participating NAPA Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at NAPA Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at NAPA Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their NAPA Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day. There is a limit of two people per receipt.
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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