World of Outlaws head to Nodak Speedway for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown on Aug. 20
MINOT, N.D. — August 9, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Nodak Speedway in Minot, N.D., on Sunday, August 20 for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash. Leading the way is eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, who was born and raised in Minot. Schatz has won five straight Outlaws races at Nodak Speedway.
Schatz has finished seventh or better in all but one of his 11 appearances with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at his home track. While it took him until his seventh start to win at Nodak Speedway, he has gone undefeated since.
Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won the second-ever Outlaws race at the track in 2007 and has six top-10 runs in his seven starts at Nodak Speedway.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has raced a total of 11 times at Nodak Speedway, dating back to 2006, when Terry McCarl was victorious. A different winner visited victory lane in each of the first six Outlaws races at the track located on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Kraig Kinser has been one of the most consistent drivers in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at Nodak Speedway over the years. The third-generation driver has seven top-10 finishes in eight starts at the track, with four of those being top-five performances.
Brad Sweet, who is currently second in points, has four top-10 runs at the track, while Shane Stewart, who is fifth in the current series standings, has three top-10 finishes in his career at Nodak Speedway. Jason Sides has raced in all but one of the 11 previous Outlaws races at the track, accumulating six top-10 finishes along the way.
Jason Johnson made a late-race charge last year to finished second in just his second start at Nodak Speedway. The Louisiana native has been in the top-10 in both of those races. Greg Wilson, the reigning Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, made his second-career start at Nodak Speedway in 2016.
Jac Haudenschild has five top-10 finishes in seven-career starts at Nodak Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, including a third-place showing in 2010. The Hall of Famer will be behind the wheel of the No. 17 machine for the Stenhouse Jr. Wood Racing team. Paul McMahan also has five top-10 finishes in seven appearances at Nodak Speedway.
A solid group of young drivers is following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season, led by David Gravel, who is third in points and has 12 wins thus far in 2017. Gravel has a pair of top-five finishes in his career at Nodak Speedway, including a fifth-place effort last year. Also on the road are Shark Racing teammates Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen, as well as teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Schuchart was fourth at Nodak Speedway in 2016, while Allen crossed the line eighth.
Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Each will be making their debut at Nodak Speedway.
Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Magic City Showdown Presented by Schatz Crossroads Truck Stop and Fastlane Car Wash, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Nodak Speedway on Sunday, August 20 can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.
Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.
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