WINDOM, Minn. – official release — Julia Johnson photo — Big Game Motorsports driver Sammy Swindell will shift his focus from the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series to the famed Knoxville Nationals during the next several weeks.
Swindell and the Big Game Treestands team will compete at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the next two Saturdays prior to the 54th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores Aug. 6-9. Swindell had raced full-time with the World of Outlaws this season up until now.
“It’ll be a big plus for us (to focus on Knoxville) because we haven’t been as good as we need to be there,” Swindell said. “We’ve figured out some things with the car and have been running much better the last few weeks. We want to capitalize on it by focusing our efforts on the Nationals. This is going to give us some time to hopefully get ourselves dialed in to be in a position to win the Knoxville Nationals.”
Swindell, who picked up his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season last Friday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will resume competition with the premier sprint car series on Aug. 1-2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55. Swindell currently ranks 10th in the series championship standings.
The Big Game Treestands team will then tackle the second annual Capitani Classic on Aug. 3 at Knoxville Raceway prior to the Knoxville Nationals that week.
“It makes sense at this point to concentrate our efforts on the biggest race of the season,” Big Game Treestands Founder Tod Quiring said. “This schedule puts the team in a better position for a strong run in this year’s Nationals.”
Swindell ranks fifth on the all-time 410ci wins list at Knoxville Raceway, where he has captured 48 career victories.