GRAND FORKS, N.D. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will again visit River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., twice in 2019 as part of the Northern Tour. The 1st Leg of the Northern Tour is set for Friday, June 7, with the series returning on Friday, August 16 for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour.
The pair of races at River Cities Speedway in 2019 marks the 13th straight year the series has visited the high-banked, three-tenths-mile bullring.
This past season, Donny Schatz swept both events in June and August. The 10-time series champion was also victorious in the companion NLRA Late Model race in August. Schatz and David Gravel split wins at River Cities Speedway in 2017.
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.
This past season, Donny Schatz claimed his 10th World of Outlaws championship on the strength of 22 wins. Brad Sweet finished second in points and racked up a career-high nine wins, with David Gravel in third, Pittman in fourth and Shane Stewart in fifth.
Logan Schuchart, who won two races in 2018, was sixth in the standings, with Sheldon Haudenschild, who had five victories in seventh. Ian Madsen, the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, was eighth in the standings, with Brent Marks, who won three times, in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.
Ticket information for both the 1st Leg and 2nd Leg of the 2019 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.
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