Friday, June 10, 2016

World of Outlaws come to St Cloud

By Jason D Searcy

Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood presents the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be racing at Granite City Speedway (formerly the Golden Spike) in Sauk Rapids (MN) on Tuesday June 14th.

 The World of Outlaws sprint cars have spent nearly 40 years as the most successful traveling Motorsports series in America, and their next stop is right here in Minnesota.  They are in a busy stretch of 11 different tracks in 10 different states during the month of June.

This is the second time the WoO series has visited Granite City Speedway, last year 7 time Champion Donny (the kid) Schatz from Fargo (ND) won with Shane Stewart finishing 2nd.

Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart Motorsports, has 8 wins and is looking good again in 2016, he is currently tied for the point lead with former NASCAR driver Brad Sweet who has 6 wins.  Daryn Pittman has 3 wins and is third and 3 time winner Shane Stewart is fourth with Joey Saldana currently in 5th in points, also with 3 wins so far in 2016.

Other big names including Sammy Swindell, Bryan Clauson and Kraig Kinser are also in the Top 20 in the point standings.

Local drivers will also be included and trying to make the $10,000 to win feature event.

The World of Outlaws can put on a good show no matter what the track or the racing conditions, so race fans can attend knowing they will get their money's worth.

NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne all own World of Outlaws teams and are passionate about Sprint Car Racing.  I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of those drivers show up at Granite City on Tuesday night.  The NASCAR Sprint Car series is on a rare off-weekend with no race on Sunday June 18th.

To get tickets you can call SLS promotions at (815) 344-2023 or go to

Ticket prices are $39 for a reserved seat or $40 for a pit pass.

HERE is our Pod-cast interview of Shane Stewart who drives for Larson/Marks  Kyle Larson the NASCAR driver is co-owner of this car.

****** UPDATE******

Due to the rain, the race has been postponed until Wednesday night at 7:30pm

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