By Jason D Searcy
Two major, but very different, racing series came to our neck of the woods recently. Seeing those cars on the same track lead me to a question that race fans have wondered about for many years.
How would the speed of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars compare with the ARCA cars at the same facility? That unique hypothetical question was answered this Spring at Elko Speedway.
The 900 horsepower and 1400 lb WoO Sprint Cars raced a rain shortened 34 lap event on May 10th. Fast time in qualifying was set by Sam Hafertepe at 12.507, thats 107.940 mph. The 3/8 th mile track at Elko Speedway was incredibly smooth and fast with the top groove coming in perfectly by the end of the feature event, the fastest lap time during the race was 13.347 set by Cody Darrah in the Kasey Kahne car.