MIDWEST: National Sprint League Kicks Off Season Saturday at 34 Raceway

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WINDOM, Minn. — official series release — Rob Kocak photo —

The second season for the National Sprint League opens this Saturday at 34 Raceway.

The unique 3/8-mile oval in West Burlington, Iowa, hosted the inaugural event last season with Wayne Johnson capitalizing on a late spin by leader Terry McCarl to win the feature. Danny Lasoski scored a sixth-place result during that opener, which marked his first of 26 top 10s in 28 races as he went on to claim the championship.

“We had a great season last year, but that’s behind us,” he said. “There are a ton of talented drivers who race with the National Sprint League and they all want to become this year’s champion so in order for us to repeat we will need to put together the same type of season as last year.”

The familiar cast of characters is expected at 34 Raceway this weekend with Lasoski, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Brian Brown, Craig Dollansky, Mark Dobmeier and Bill Balog several of the favorites to vie for the victory.

Additionally, Sammy Swindell will compete at the event, which he placed ninth in last year to push his consecutive top-10 streak at 34 Raceway to three races.

“It was a lot of fun there last year so we’re looking forward to going back,” he said. “Tod (Quiring) and everyone has done a great job with the National Sprint League and we’re excited we get to race with them a lot this season.”

Saturday’s event will be the first of 19 scheduled races with the series for Swindell this season.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 5:45 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow.

Adult grandstand admission is $35. The rate for seniors is $30, students $15 and children 10 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $40.

Fans unable to attend the event can order live Pay-Per-View video via Speed Shift TV athttp://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

CREDIT: Inside Line Promotions

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