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Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway Opens 2010 Gold Rush Tour

The World of Outlaws raced at Nodak Speedway for the first time in 2006, with Terry McCarl picking up the win in that race. Daryn Pittman was victorious in 2007, with Jason Meyers taking the win in 2008. Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, picked up the win last year to earn his first career triumph at the track.

Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Media Relations

Concord, NC-February 22, 2010-The 2010 Gold Rush Tour for the World of Outlaws just got even bigger as the Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway in Minot, North Dakota will now be a two-day event on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. The pair of races at the high-banked 3/8-mile will serve as the kick-off of the 11-race mini-tour which will visit six tracks in four states and one Canadian Province.

A brand new state-of-the-art grandstand is currently being constructed at Nodak Speedway which is housed on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, and will feature over 22,000 square feet of usable concourse, which is 10 times more than the old grandstand, along with 7,000 reserved seats. The new grandstand is scheduled to be completed by July 1, 2010 in time for the North Dakota State Fair and well in advance of the Magic City Showdown which will be presented by Gerdau Ameristeel on August 20-21.

The World of Outlaws raced at Nodak Speedway for the first time in 2006, with Terry McCarl picking up the win in that race. Daryn Pittman was victorious in 2007, with Jason Meyers taking the win in 2008. Danny Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, picked up the win last year to earn his first career triumph at the track.

 

Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, who was born and raised in Minot, has won twice in his career at the track, though he is still chasing his first World of Outlaws win at Nodak Speedway. He has three finishes of seventh or better in three of his four starts with the series at his hometown track, including fourth and fifth-place performances in each of the last two years.

 

Following the Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway on August 20-21, the World of Outlaws will head north to continue the Gold Rush Tour at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on August 27-28 with the Fourth Annual Oil City Cup, before a stop at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon on September 1. The series then heads to Skagit Speedway in Washington on September 3-4, followed by a Labor Day visit to Grays Harbor Raceway on September 6. The 58th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California will wrap up the Gold Rush Tour September 9-11 with $50,000 awaiting the winner again in 2010.

 

Tickets for the Magic City Showdown at Nodak Speedway on August 20-21 can be purchased at the Wild About Wheels Car Show on March 20 and 21 in Minot. Tickets can also be purchased by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

 

The Sleep Inn in Minot, which is attached to the Dakota Square Mall, will be the host hotel for the two-day event at Nodak Speedway.

 

To view the complete 2010 World of Outlaws schedule visit http://www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint


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