HURON, SD – The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, South Dakota on Saturday, July 1. The series competed at the three-eighths-mile, located on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, for the first time in 2015, with eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz picking up the win over Shane Stewart.
The event at Dakota State Fair Speedway will be one of just two races this season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in the state of South Dakota. Last year, Stewart, Brad Sweet and Schatz were all victorious in the state.
“We are looking forward to having the World of Outlaws back at Dakota State Fair Speedway,” said Orville Chenoweth, Promoter at Dakota State Fair Speedway. “The fans really enjoyed them last time in 2015, so to be able to bring the series back right before the Fourth of July will be a great lead-in to the holiday.”
Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. A large fireworks display is also planned for the event.
In the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015, Daryn Pittman led the first nine laps, with Schatz taking the top spot on lap-10 and pacing the remainder of the 30-lap contest. Stewart finished second, with Pittman third, Joey Saldana fourth and Sweet fifth. Saldana opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials.
The 2017 season has seen nine drivers visit victory lane so far with the Outlaws. A very strong contingent of 16 full-time drivers are currently following the series full-time, 11 of whom raced in the inaugural series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in 2015.
Schatz currently leads the series standings and has nine victories, with David Gravel right on his heels. Gravel has recorded eight wins and also recently closed the gap in the point standings, as he chases his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title. Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson each have won a pair of races this season and sit third and fourth in points, respectively. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series titlist rounds out the current top-five.
Stewart, who recently won his first race of the season, is sixth in the standings, followed by rookie Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, who has a pair of wins this year, Joey Saldana and Jason Sides.
Also competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this season are veteran drivers Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson. Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are two of the youngest drivers on the circuit, while Brent Marks is contending for rookie honors with Haudenschild.
Information on tickets for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., on Saturday, July 1 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.