FARLEY, Iowa — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to Iowa’s Farley Speedway next season, marking the first Outlaws race at the facility since 1994.
The race will be held on Friday, June 22 and will be the fourth overall time the series has visited the three-eighths-mile oval. The Outlaws were scheduled to race at Farley Speedway in 2004, but that event fell to rain.
“It’s been a long time since the World of Outlaws have been at Farley Speedway, so the fans will be excited to have them back,” said Jason Rauen of Farley Speedway Promotions Inc., the group that owns Farley Speedway. “It definitely will be a fast-paced, exciting night of racing. We are very excited to be able to put this event on and showcase Farley Speedway to a lot of new fans.”
Twenty-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Steve Kinser was victorious in the series last visit to Farley Speedway in 1994. Kinser also won in 1993 at the track, while three-time series titlist and fellow Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious in the inaugural Outlaws race at Farley in 1992.
Those three events were contested on the original half-mile configuration of the track. The Outlaws will be seeing the track in its current three-eighths-mile layout for the first time.
“With the smaller configuration of the track, it makes things tighter and faster-paced,” noted Rauen. “On a smaller track, a lot more is going on. We put some new dirt on the track toward the end of this past season and the surface was really, really good. Some of our best races were at the end of the year. We can’t wait for the 2018 season to get here.”
CREDIT: SLS Promotions