Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas City was known as a hot bed for sprint car racing a couple of decades ago.
Since then the biggest race for the area every year is the annual World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event, which is slated for Saturday, June 7, this season for the FVP Outlaws at Lakeside.
There is also a bonus this season as the fast track hosts the “Salute to the King” tour for 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who is in his final year of chasing the championship.
“We’ve had a lot of success there and I look forward to racing there,” he said. “It’s just a nice sized, big track. There’s a lot of good competition with the World of Outlaws and the locals.”
Kinser has recorded a series-best three feature victories during the eight World of Outlaws points races at Lakeside, including back-to-back triumphs in 2010-11. He was also victorious in 2001.
“When it gets real high on the top you can run the bottom,” he said. “It’s usually got one corner that has two grooves. Any time you get a track like that you can’t complain.”
Since Kinser’s last win, Sammy Swindell and Craig Dollansky each picked up a victory. Swindell also has three wins at Lakeside Speedway after claiming the inaugural non-points race in 1991 and the first points race in 1992.
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: Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
WHEN: Saturday, June 7
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.
VIP Suites, reserve (top five rows in sections B and D) and general admission tickets are available from the track at (913) 299-9206.