WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 14, 2017 — Red River Valley Speedway is set to host the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, August 19. The event was originally scheduled for June 17, but postponed due to inclement weather. All tickets and pit pass armbands from that date will be honored. The Duel in the Dakotas will mark the Outlaws first visit to the track since 2012, when Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell was victorious. Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, is the winningest active driver with the series at the track. He has won with both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 19.
By the Numbers: Red River Valley Speedway
0.375- Miles around Red River Valley Speedway
0.5- Miles around the original configuration of the track
2- Drivers competing for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season with the Outlaws: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks
4- Total nights of racing in the state of North Dakota for the World of Outlaws this season
12.045- Track record established by Paul McMahan in 2012
13- Drivers who have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway over the years
14- Drivers who have won A-Feature events with the World of Outlaws this season through August 12
16- Wins for Donny Schatz through August 12 to lead the series; Teams that are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour full-time this season; A-Feature wins for Donny Schatz in his home state of North Dakota in his Outlaws career
27- Top-10 finishes with the Outlaws for Jac Haudenschild at Red River Valley Speedway, the most of any driver expected to compete
30- Different seasons in which the World of Outlaws have raced at Red River Valley Speedway, dating back to 1981
37- Main event starts (including preliminary features) with the Outlaws for Donny Schatz at his home track, dating back to 1993
38- Main event starts (including preliminary features) for Jac Haudenschild with the Outlaws at the track, dating back to 1986 the most of any driver expected to race on August 19
43- Top-Five finishes for Donny Schatz this season through August 12 to lead the series
50-Top-10 finishes for Brad Sweet this year through August 12 to lead the series
79- Miles from River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, where the World of Outlaws race on August 18 to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo
10,000 Dollars that the winner will receive on Saturday, August 19
1981- Year the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first raced at Red River Valley Speedway
2006- Year of Donny Schatz’s most recent World of Outlaws win at Red River Valley Speedway
2011- Year that Schatz most recently won at the track, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
2012- Year the Outlaws last raced at the track
Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, along with the INEX Legends at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 19 can be purchased online atslspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023, as well as at the track on race day.
Fans can also save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. Tickets buyers will exchange their NAPA receipt for a race ticket at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.