By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 18, 2018) – Former NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series star, Kasey Kahne, will be making his first-ever appearance at River Cities Speedway during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series’ first visit of the season on June 7th.
The event is a part of an aggressive 50-plus winged Sprint Car race schedule for the Enumclaw, Washington native.
Kahne retired from NASCAR competition in 2018 after a 15-year career that yielded 18 Cup series wins.
Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) drivers have claimed three World of Outlaws wins at the Bullring. Joey Saldana visited victory lane in the series’ first appearance in 2007 and again in 2010. Most recently, Daryn Pittman scored a River Cities Speedway win for KKR in 2014.
Full-time World of Outlaws driver for KKR, Brad Sweet, will return to the Outlaws tour again in 2019 in his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 entry. Sweet finished second in the standings in 2018.
To view Kahne’s complete 2018 Sprint Car schedule, click here.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 4, 2018) – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit the country’s baddest bullring twice in 2019. The “Greatest Show on Dirt” will make its first stop at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 7th for the first leg of the Northern Tour.
The series will return to Grand Forks following the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on Friday, August 16th.
In one of the most memorable World of Outlaws races at River Cities, North Dakota natives Donny Schatz and Mark Dobmeier finished one-two back in August. The win for Schatz was his seventh at the three-tenths-mile clay oval in the last eight starts. Dobmeier charged his way from the 17th starting position to challenge Schatz in the closing stages before finishing second.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series first competed at River Cities Speedway in 2007, with Joey Saldana picking up the win in the inaugural event. A total of eight drivers have been victorious at the track with the series over the last 11 years.
Information on tickets for both the 1st Leg and 2nd Leg of the 2018 Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.
River Cities Speedway Record Book:
Previous World of Outlaws A-Main Winners:
2018: Donny Schatz on June 15, Donny Schatz on Aug. 17
2017: David Gravel on June 16, Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2016 - Donny Schatz on June 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 26
2015 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 - Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 - Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 - Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 - Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 - Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 - Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 - Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 - Joey Saldana on June 29
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 4, 2018) – For the 14th consecutive season, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will make a stop at River Cities Speedway. In the 11 completed events at River Cities, there have been eight different World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model winners.
Most recently, 2018 World of Outlaws champion, Mike Marlar, visited RydellCars.com victory lane at the Bullring for the first time in his career. Marlar took the point on lap 22 from two-time NLRA champion, Ricky Weiss before taking the checkers.
The event is slated for Friday, July 12th. Stay tuned to rivercitiesspeedway.com for ticket and event information.
River Cities Record Book:
Past WoO Late Model Winners at River Cities:
2018: Mike Marlar
2017: Shane Clanton
2015: Tim McCreadie
2014: Tim Fuller
2012: Darrell Lanigan
2011: Tim McCreadie
2010: Austin Hubbard
2009: Josh Richards
2008: Brady Smith
2007: Tim Fuller
2006: Darrell Lanigan
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