World of Outlaws week end rained out

Gdjjr

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Weather interrupts people enjoying themselves and earning a living-

Texas Gets Shakedown from Mother Nature

PAIGE, TX – Feb. 22, 2019 — A Friday morning rain shower, along with persistent and weeklong precipitation and saturated grounds at both Texas facilities have forced the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to cancel this weekend's events at Cotton Bowl Speedway on Friday, Feb. 22 and LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 23. Series and track officials are looking at potential rain dates for later in the season.


Those who have purchased tickets for the events will receive a full ticket-value credit to their MyDirtTickets.com account to be used towards select World of Outlaws events, for reference, visit WorldofOutlaws.com/tix for a list of available events.


One of the events is the Outlaws will return to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, for the Texas Outlaws Nationals. It is one of the marquee events on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule, with Saturday’s event paying $20,000 to win. Plenty of camping and reserved seating is also available for the historic weekend.



 

Gdjjr

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Saturday night was one for the history books in the annual Iron Man 55 at Pevely Missouri.
Sheldon Haudenschild, son of racing great Jac Haudenscild won by 10.3 seconds on a track were qualifying was in the upper 10 to lower 14 second bracket. He lapped up to 5th place. The 2nd place finisher, 10 time and defending World of outlaws Champion, Donny Schatz, was asked what do you do about a performance like that? He replied, you commend and applaud him, he was sincere and smiling.

It was a Green to Checker 55 lap race- that has never happened in the series which began in 1978- no one has ever finished that far ahead in a WoO race.

The 2nd and 3rd place driver couldn't even see the leader- they thought he had pulled off the track and believed they were racing each other for the lead.

Incredible performance!

 

Gdjjr

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Last nights running of the 59th Knoxville Nationals- the most prestigious Sprint Car Race in the world.
There are Canadian drivers, Australian drivers American drivers and this year a Brit.

It's 4 nights of great racing with the 50 lap feature (split into 2 twent five lap segments with a 3 min break where anything can be done to the car you can get don't in 3 minutes.on Saturday night being the one everyone wants on his resume.
The storied track is 1/2 mile where they avg well over 100mph, typically qualifying is in the 15+/- second range at about 113 to 115 mph avg. It is a very hard to drive, technical track that requires complete focus for an entire race, be it qualifying or racing.

This years race couldn't have been scripted any better. Story Book for sure. The winning car, the 41, is fielded by Jason Johnson Racing. Jason was killed a little over a year ago in a Sprint Car accident. His widow, Bobbi, and 5 year old son, Jaxx are now the owners.
Bobbi is a special Lady with a great story besides Jason- she's a race track girl who was engaged to a racer long before she knew Jason, Kevin Gobrecht- ironically he was killed in a Sprint car wreck before they were married.
The JJR team had a few different drivers last year after Jason's accident, but ultimately signed David Gravel to drive full time. This is his 6th victory this year and Jason Johnson Racing's 2nd time winning the Nationals which Jason accomplished in 2016.
The Crew Chief, Philip Dietz is Jason's cousin. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He's a neat, smart guy and a helluva wrench on Sprint Cars.
 
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