Series news on McCool Junction inaugural event
Inaugural World of Outlaws Event at Junction Motor Speedway Set for June 25 Concord, NC--December 24, 2009--The World of Outlaws have visited countless tracks over the last 32 years, though one missing from that list is Junction Motor Speedway in ...
Inaugural World of Outlaws Event at Junction Motor Speedway Set for June 25
Concord, NC--December 24, 2009--The World of Outlaws have visited countless tracks over the last 32 years, though one missing from that list is Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. That is set to change on Friday, June 25 as the series is tentatively scheduled to visit the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile in the Cornhusker State for the first time.
Junction Motor Speedway was built in 2003 and hosted its first races the following year with sprint car among the machines powering around the track. The racing surface was formed from nearly 500,000 yards of dirt, with 34 feet of fill at its deepest point. A Musco Lighting System illuminates the track which is 90 feet wide in the turns with 12 degrees of banking, with the straightaways 80 feet in width and banked at six degrees.
"It will be nice for something this big to come into rural Nebraska, especially for the nearby communities of Junction Motor Speedway," said Track Owner and Promoter Delmar Friesen.
The World of Outlaws have a storied history in the state of Nebraska dating back to 1979, with Tim Green and Doug Wolfgang splitting wins that season. Several drivers that will be competing full-time with the World of Outlaws in 2010 have won in the state with the series including: 20-time series champion Steve Kinser, who leads all drivers with nearly 30 wins in Nebraska in his legendary career, four-time and defending title winner Donny Schatz, 2001 titlist Danny Lasoski, Craig Dollansky, Jac Haudenschild and Joey Saldana, who has a number of relatives near the Lincoln area.
Junction Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Delmar and Ardenna Friesen, with Jessica Goldfuss serving as the Track Manager. Delmar has been around racing most of his life and building and promoting a track the caliber of Junction Motor Speedway was a lifelong dream of his that he made true and continues to build upon each and every day.
"This will be one of our biggest shows yet since the track has been open," said Delmar. "It is always good to keep a variety of events each season as well as different series to liven things up a bit. Everyone is very excited."
While the World of Outlaws will be making its debut at the track, a number of drivers that will be competing full-time with the series in 2010 have competed at Junction Motor Speedway in the past including Chad Kemenah who won with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the track in 2005, after finishing sixth in his debut at the pristine 3/8-mile the year before. Sam Hafertepe Jr. also competed in that event in 2005 with the All Stars.
A number of other drivers raced at Junction Motor Speedway in 2006 with the National Sprint Tour including: Danny Lasoski, who was the runner-up in that event, while Steve Kinser finished third that night, with Jason Meyers sixth and Jason Sides also in action.
The inaugural World of Outlaws race at Junction Motor Speedway tentatively set for Friday, June 25 will mark the series lone visit in 2010 to the state of Nebraska. Danny Lasoski was victorious in the series last race in the state last year on the Fourth of July.