Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series to Open at Kings By Richard Day PLANO, TX (December 10) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will begin celebrating its 20th anniversary with the Spring Shootout at Kings ...
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series to Open at Kings By Richard Day PLANO, TX (December 10) - The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will begin celebrating its 20th anniversary with the Spring Shootout at Kings Speedway, series President Ted Johnson announced Wednesday. The February 13th event will mark the World of Outlaws' first season opener in California since 1990. Defending series champion Sammy Swindell has won the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' last two races at Hanford's semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. From Hanford, the series' fire-breathing, mud-slinging sprint car racing teams are scheduled to head to Perris Auto Speedway for another $40,000 event on Valentine's Day, February 14th. The Second Annual A.J. Foyt Cavalcade of Sprints scheduled for February 20-21 will be the first event with live national television coverage. TNN: The Nashville Network will capture the action of the February 20th race for its TNN Motor Madness show. TNN will also televise the February 27th event live from the Second Annual Silver State Shootout at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A.J. Foyt's Featherlite Winged Thunder race, scheduled for May 15-16 at the Terre Haute Action Track, will be televised live on The Nashville Network, as will the Second Annual Channellock Spring Classic at Williams Grove Speedway (May 21-22). Red River Valley Speedway will receive its first national television coverage on TNN when the World of Outlaws runs a triple-program event at the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval July 9-11. TNN will televise both programs when the World of Outlaws visits Eldora Speedway for the 15th Annual King's Royal July 17-18. TNN's television cameras will capture two of the four Amoco Knoxville Nationals racing programs for the second consecutive year, August 14-15. The Nashville Network is scheduled to join the World of Outlaws in Greenwood, NE, September 25-26 for its first live telecast from I-80 Speedway. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, host of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' season finale for the third straight year, will have its Las Vegas Shootout taped for the November 6th TNN Motor Madness show. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws will invade Dixie Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, GA, for the first time March 7th. Events scheduled for other new facilities on the 1998 schedule are Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY, April 17th and a July 26th stop at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. Other high-paying events on the World of Outlaws' 1998 schedule include the June 1st event at Lebanon Valley Speedway, Third Annual Iowa Ethanol Classic at Knoxville Raceway July 3-4, the Seventh Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway July 28th, the Sixth Annual Harvest Classic at Calistoga Speedway September 4-6, the 45th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway September 17-19, the 36th Annual Williams Grove National Open October 2-3, the 25th Annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway October 16-17 and the 31st Annual Action Performance Western World Championships at Manzanita Speedway October 23-24. In all, the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series is scheduled to run 72 events over 102 race dates at 47 facilities in 25 states during its 20th anniversary season. WoO
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series 1998 Racing Schedule Date Event/Track City February 13 Kings Speedway Hanford, CA 14 Perris Auto Speedway Lake Perris, CA 20-21 Manzanita Speedway Phoenix, AZ 27-28 Silver State Shootout/Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV March 7 Dixie Speedway Woodstock, GA 13 Pike County Speedway Magnolia, MS 14 Battleground Speedway Highland, TX 20-21 Spring Nationals/Devil's Bowl Mesquite, TX 27 Tulsa Speedway Tulsa, OK 28 State Fair Speedway Oklahoma City, OK April 10-11 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH 17 Paducah Int'l Raceway Paducah, KY 18 West Plains Motor Speedway West Plains, MO 24-25 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA 26 Huset's Speedway Sioux Falls, SD 30- I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE May 1 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE 3 Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI 8 State Fair Motor Speedway Sedalia, MO 9 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL 10 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN 15-16 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN 19 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA 21-22 Spring Classic/Williams Grove Mechanicsburg, PA 23-24 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD 29 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA 30 Lincoln Speedway New Oxford, PA 31 Orange County Speedway Middletown, NY June 1 Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY 3 Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge, NY 4 Canandaigua Speedway Canandaigua, NY 7 Illinois State Fair Speedway Springfield, IL 12 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN 13 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH 17 Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI 19 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL 20 Tri-City Speedway Granite City, IL 21 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN 23 State Fair Speedway Oklahoma City, OK 26-27 Eagle Nationals/Eagle Raceway Eagle, NE July 3-4 Iowa Ethanol Classic/Knoxville Knoxville, IA 7 Huset's Speedway Sioux Falls, SD 9-11 Red River Valley Speedway West Fargo, ND 13 Cedar Lake Speedway Somerset, WI 17-18 King's Royal/Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH 20 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI 22 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA 24 State Fair Motor Speedway Sedalia, MO 25 I-55 Raceway Pevely, MO 26 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, IL 28 Silver Cup/Lernerville Sarver, PA 30-31 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA August 1 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD 7 Night Before The Big One/Eldora Rossburg, OH 12-15 Amoco Knoxville Nationals Knoxville, IA 18 Sweetwater Speedway Rock Springs, WY 21-22 Grays Harbor Raceway Park Elma, WA 24 Riverside Speedway Cottage Grove, OR 26 Southern Oregon Speedway Medford, OR 28-29 San Jose Speedway San Jose, CA Sept. 4-6 Harvest Classic/Calistoga Calistoga, CA 11 Kings Speedway Hanford, CA 12 Santa Maria Speedway Santa Maria, CA 17-19 Gold Cup/Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA 25-26 I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE October 2-3 Williams Grove National Open Mechanicsburg, PA 9-10 Dirt Nationals/To Be Announced To Be Announced 15 Fall Nationals/Battleground Highland, TX 16-17 Winter Nationals/Devil's Bowl Mesquite, TX 20 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces, NM 23-24 Western World/Manzanita Speedway Phoenix, AZ 31 Perris Auto Speedway Lake Perris, CA Nov. 3-4 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series 1998 Television Schedule Date/Time Track Network February 20, 8-11 (ET) Manzanita Speedway TNN February 27, 8-11 (ET) Las Vegas Motor Speedway TNN May 15, 8-11 (ET) Terre Haute Action Track TNN May 22, 8-11 (ET) Williams Grove Speedway TNN July 10, 8-11 (ET) Red River Valley Speedway TNN July 17, 8-11 (ET) Eldora Speedway TNN July 18, 9-11 (ET) Eldora Speedway TNN August 14, 8-11 (ET) Knoxville Raceway TNN August 15, 10-12 (ET) Knoxville Raceway TNN September 25, 8-11 (ET) I-80 Speedway TNN November 6, 8-11 (ET) Las Vegas Motor Speedway TNN
All telecasts will be live except the November 4th race, which will be aired November 6th
Official 1998 World of Outlaws calendar available
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