The stars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series head to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, New York for the second time this season, this time as a part of NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in the Syracuse area. The Outlaws will compete in the $10,000-to-win 25-lap race on Saturday night, October 12th before the Big Block Modifieds take to the track on Sunday, October 13th at the Syracuse Mile on the New York State Fairgrounds.
David Gravel, driving the FMR Racing/JRC Transportation/Musco Fuel/Model Craft J&J No. 6, finished eighth at Rolling Wheels in July and fifth last October as part of the Super DIRT Week festivities. Gravel is 13th in the series standings with two victories this season.
“Rolling Wheels (Raceway Park) is a very big and fast place,” said Gravel. “I’ve been pretty fast there in the past and had some bad luck, while running up front. Hopefully, we can be as fast as we have been there the last couple times we’ve been there and have a successful run. With how fast that place is you try to be as smooth as you can with the (steering) wheel and not scrub off too much speed at any point of the track.”
Kraig Kinser, driver of the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Casey’s General Store/King Racing Products Maxim No. 11K, didn’t have the good luck Gravel did in July, finishing 20th in the A-Main.
“We had pretty tough luck at Rolling Wheels in the summer, and hopefully can make up for that this weekend,” said Kinser. “I’ve had some good runs up there in the past and it’s a high horsepower place where track position is very important. As always, it starts with time trials and being in that right position and making it into the dash to be in those front few rows to start the feature.”
Kinser, son of Outlaw legend Steve Kinser, made his debut at Rolling Wheels in 2004, racing to a 10th-place finish; his best finish at the 5/8-mile track is fourth in 2010.This year, Kinser is 11th in points, with a win at Orange County Fair Speedway, also in New York.
“It’s hard to believe the season is just about over,” said Kinser. “We want to make the most of the last three races and carry some momentum into the off-season. When you finish the season on a strong note, that certainly helps you stay motivated in the shop during the cold weather. We’ll give it everything we got these last few shows and hopefully have a little luck as well.”
After Rolling Wheels, the STP Sprint Car Series is off until the World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, taking place November 7th through 9th. Find out more about the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at www.woosprint.com.
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