World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series started off rough and ready to race with no wings and little protection for the drivers other than a role cage. As early as the 1970's wings and sideboards were added to the cars for added down force, greater control turning into corners and absorbing some of the impact for the driver when are air-borne or crash.
World of Outlaw was formed in 1978 and is the premier dirt
sprint car racing series across the USA now with 75 race dates a year
including Canada. Famous tracks featured in the series included the Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa and
Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Each August, the
Knoxville Raceway holds the paramount sprint car event, the Knoxville
Sprint cars have a high power to weight ratio, making speeds in excess of 140 mph (230 km/h) possible on some tracks with 750 horsepower engines. The US drivers like Steve Kinser, Danny Laoski, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana and Daryn Pittman race the Australians, Tatnell and Madsen.
Australians in the the WOL (as it is commonly known) have made their start in Australia Sprint cars racing across Australia and have the opportunity to race the US driver on home territory when they visit every year.
Brooke Tatnell coming from the famous Tatnell family from Australian Sprint Car Series raced for the 1st time in 1987 and was the youngest person the win here at the age of 16. He was the 1st Australian to win in WOL plus 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02 World Series Champion, NCRA Champion 2002, 2003, 2004, and World Series Champion 2005-06. Australians follow his racing career and are both proud and have great respect for Brooke who now lives in the USA.
Kerry Madsen, nicknamed "The Mad Man", started racing in Australia in 1992, with 16 A Feature race wins to his name, Australian Sprint Car Champion in 2003 and winner of Grand Annual Classic in Australia in 2005, he knows his way around a speedway.
Beginning racing in the USA in 1993, Kerry has 14 Feature wins in Knoxville, Knoxville Track Champion and a Summer Classic win in 2005. Running only part of the WOL schedule from 2001-2006 and still racing in Australia. Kerry finished 10th in the National Sprint Tour in 2006 and future in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be to the top for sure.
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