SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — official release —
Minnesota’s Granite City Speedway will host the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the first time in track history on June 16, 2015.
The event will also mark the first-ever 410-winged sprint car race at the track in the St. Cloud metro area.
Granite City Speedway, a semi-banked three-eighths-mile, was previously known as Golden Spike Speedway, which changed names prior to the 2013 season when a new group assumed ownership of the track. Numerous improvements have been made to the facility over the last couple of years, with more in the works, including the installation of new light towers in the spring of 2015.
“We have upgraded the facility from the old Golden Spike Speedway and are very excited to take it to the next level with the World of Outlaws,” said Denny Niess, one of the owners of Granite City Speedway. “Our goal is to be a premier facility and to have premier races. The community and all of our advertisers have been very supportive of the track and that is why we are bringing in the best of the best with the World of Outlaws.”
Granite City Speedway joins Crawford County Speedway in Iowa, and Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota, as tracks in the upper Midwest hosting inaugural World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events in 2015.
“Fans are going to see a phenomenal race track at Granite City Speedway,” said Niess. “The drivers will have a great surface to race on as well. The World of Outlaws put on an amazing show, and I believe this is going to grow and get even bigger in the future. I look forward to this being an annual event in St. Cloud, Minnesota.”
Last season, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series raced three times in Minnesota, with veterans Paul McMahan and Joey Saldana picking up wins, as well as first-time winner Roger Crockett. The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series has raced at seven different tracks in the state of Minnesota, dating back to 1979, the second year of the series.