Okla. (August 11, 2006)- Next Tuesday night, August 15, marks the first of five
consecutive nights of explosive O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams Tour 'N
Topless racing action, featuring the super-charged excitement of 410-ci non-wing
"Traditional" Sprint Cars.
Second Annual Sprint Bandits TNT Midwest Swing will include events at four
different tracks throughout Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, with non-wing aces
including defending TNT champion Levi Jones, Jon Stanbrough, Dave Darland,
Dickie Gaines, Charles Davis, Jr., Brady Short, Bud Kaeding, Mat Neely, Jeremy
Sherman, R.J. Johnson and current TNT point leader Cory Kruseman among those
taking on winged stars going topless for the week such as Jesse Hockett, Travis
Rilat, Larry Neighbors, Zach Chappell and Preston Peebles II among others.
addition to the more than $85,000 up for grabs in the five feature events,
another $7,350 will be doled out to the top five point earners over the handful
of events with the champion taking away an extra $2,500.
The runner-up will score an extra $1,500, with $1,250, $1,100 and $1,000
awarded to the third, fourth and fifth-ranked drivers, respectively.
kicks off with the Second Annual Huskerland Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Nationals at
Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, on Tuesday night with an
Open Wheel spectacular that also includes the ASCS Midwest Region as well as
305-ci Sprints. Levi Jones topped
last year's inaugural edition of the event in a remarkable feature that included
three and four-wide racing and slide jobs throughout.
Wednesday night, the wingless warriors return to 81 Speedway in Wichita, KS, for
the first time since 2001 when Mike Kirby topped the Walt McWhorter Memorial.
Three unfolds Thursday night, August 17, when the series introduces 410-ci
wingless Sprint Car racing to the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks", Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, MO. The
event will be preceded by an autograph session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with
Mat Neely's Lucas Oil Products Sprint Car on display as well.
five-night swing culminates with the annual two-night affair at Lakeside
Speedway in Kansas City, KS, on Friday and Saturday, with the Saturday, August
19, winner of the Ron Shuman Classic pocketing a cool $10,000.
California's Bud Kaeding is the reigning winner of the Lakeside Classic
after also winning in 2002, while Jesse Hockett picked off back-to-back wins in
2003 and 2004.
the Lakeside finale offers up a $10,000 winner's share, the events at I-80
Speedway, 81 Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway each pay a handsome $4,000 to win.
Brady Short kicked off the 2006 season with an O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams
Tour 'N Topless win at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park on January 31, with Cory
Kruseman topping the second East Bay prelim as well as the $10,000 to win
Jerry Coons, Jr., collected $30,000 by winning Tuesday's Ultimate Challenge at
Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA. Coons
has his sights set on more TNT wins as he will take in the events at I-80
Speedway, 81 Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway.
semi-banked, 4/10-mile I-80 Speedway dirt oval is located in Greenwood, NE, off
I-80 Exit 420 between Lincoln and Omaha. For
more information, contact the track at 402-342-3453.
semi-banked, 3/8-mile 81 Speedway dirt oval is located on the north edge of
Wichita, KS, off I-135 Exit 16, then 0.7 miles west on 77th Street.
For more information, contact the track at 316-755-1781.
semi-banked, 3/8-mile Lucas Oil Speedway clay oval is located in Wheatland, MO,
0.2 miles south of U.S. 54 on SR 83, then east.
For more information, contact the track at 417-282-5984.
semi-banked, ˝-mile Lakeside Speedway dirt oval is located in Kansas City, KS,
off I-435 Exit 18, then one mile northwest on State Road 5.
For more information, contact the track at 913-299-2040.
regarding the O’Reilly Sprint Bandits is available at www.sprintbandits.com
or by calling 918-838-3777.