Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (July 24, 2008) – In little more than two weeks,
the nation's top wingless Sprint Car drivers will once again descend upon the
nation's mid-section for the Fourth Annual O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour 'N
Topless Midwest Swing.
This year's edition of Sprint Bandits TNT will pit the best of the Midwest
against the best of the West on five neutral tracks in Missouri, Nebraska,
Oklahoma and Kansas for six nights of racing from August 11 to August 16.
TNT 2008 fires to life on Monday night, August 11, at "The Diamond of
Dirt Tracks", Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO, for Show-Me State
wingless bragging rights.
Then on Tuesday night, August 12, it's on to Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80
Speedway for the track's annual Huskerland Non-Wing Nationals in Greenwood.
A pair of Sooner state ovals are next on the docket, with Oklahoma City's
State Fair Speedway hosting the wingless warriors on Wednesday night, August 13.
Then on Thursday night, some authentic bullring Sprint Bandits TNT action is in
store with the series taking to Creek County Speedway near Tulsa.
After four nights of $4,000-to-win feature events, the wild week of racing
wraps up with two nights of action at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS, on
August 15-16, with the prestigious Saturday night finale offering up a $10,000
A $10,000 point fund to be distributed among the week's top ten point earners
will be in effect as well.
California natives Robert Ballou and Tim Kaeding reign as defending O'Reilly
Sprint Bandits TNT Midwest Swing co-champions after tying for top honors in
2007. Missouri's Jesse Hockett was the 2006 TNT king, while Illinois shoe Levi
Jones captured the inaugural TNT championship in 2005.
The semi-banked, 3/8-mile Lucas Oil Speedway is located in Wheatland, MO, 0.2
miles south of US 54 on SR 83. For more information, contact the track at
The semi-banked, 4/10-mile I-80 Speedway dirt oval is located in Greenwood,
NE, between Lincoln and Omaha off I-80 Exit 420, then 0.4 miles north on SR 63,
then west. For more information, contact the track at 402-944-2233.
The slightly-banked, 3/8-mile State Fair Speedway clay oval is located in
Oklahoma City, OK, on the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds near the intersection of
N.W. 10th and May Avenue. For more information, contact the track at
The semi-banked, ¼-mile Creek County Speedway dirt oval is located southwest
of Tulsa, OK, off I-44 Exit 211, then 0.3 miles south on SR 33, then one mile
west on SR 66, then south. For more information, contact the track at
The semi-banked, ½-mile Lakeside Speedway dirt oval is located in Kansas
City, KS, off I-435 Exit 18, then one mile northwest on SR 5. For more
information, contact the track at 913-299-2040.
Additional information regarding the O'Reilly Sprint Bandits Tour 'N Topless
series is available at www.sprintbandits.com.