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    Guess they (DMI people) finally figured out that the need some "race oriented" people on their "team". I suppose they, DMI, have dropped the lawsuit they had against Donnelly and others? Must have paid him the balance owed, too? Check paragraph three, below:

    Interesting news from the World of Outlaws.

    Contact: DIRT MotorSports, Inc.
    Chris Dolack, WoO Sprint Series Public Relations
    Phone: (877) 572-2464 Email: [email protected]

    World of Outlaws Sprint Series celebrates achievements in 2005, looks
    forward to 2006

    Norman, OK — Oct. 27, 2005 — By Chris Dolack, VP of Public Relations

    The 2005 World of Outlaws Sprint Series season concluded on the track
    Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but it took a couple of
    parties and a meeting with some of the most important promoters in the
    country on Sunday and Monday to fully bring the season to a close.

    Sunday afternoon, promoters listened attentively as many DIRT
    MotorSports officials laid out plans in their respective departments
    for the 2006 World of Outlaws season. From increased television
    broadcasts to increased sponsorship, strategies were presented to help
    show that DIRT is eager to push dirt track racing forward next season
    and beyond.

    To help achieve its goals, DIRT’s Chief Financial Officer, Brian
    Carter, announced that World of Outlaws founder Ted Johnson and DIRT
    founder Glenn Donnelly were appointed to serve on a newly created
    advisory board. Carter noted that each had dedicated a significant part
    of their lives to building dirt track racing in the United States and
    that as an organization it wanted to hear their ideas about how to move
    it forward in 2006 and beyond.

    One of the first steps in moving into 2006 was the naming of five more
    drivers who have signed to compete with the World of Outlaws Sprint
    Series. Already committed to the series were 2005 top-10 championship
    points-earning racers Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl, Daryn Pittman,
    Donny Schatz and Brooke Tatnell. The next group to join them will
    include Jeremy Campbell, Brian Carlson, 1995 top Outlaws rookie Randy
    Hannagan, Justin Henderson and Jason Martin. It also was announced that
    the remaining drivers who will compete for the 2006 World of Outlaws
    Sprint Series championship will be named in the coming weeks.

    Later Sunday night, a party showcased the exciting 2005 season with an
    eye toward 2006. After sponsors were honored and several drivers
    presented with their share of the points fund, several promoters also
    were deservedly spotlighted with awards, including Knoxville Raceway’s
    Ralph Capitani, Brownfield Promotions’ Fred Brownfield and the team
    from SLS Promotions, represented by Steve Sinclair and Larry Hillerud.

    Moving to Monday and the 2005 World of Outlaws banquet at the Palms
    Resort & Casino, drivers and teams were presented with their share of
    the points fund.

    Steve Kinser was honored for winning his 20th World of Outlaws Sprint
    Series championship following a season that included 20 A-feature
    victories, six preliminary night wins, 48 top-fives and 61 top-10s.

    Jason Meyers also received recognition as the runner-up to Kinser.
    Meyers had the best points finish of his career with four A-feature
    victories, 23 top-fives and 50 top-10s.

    Shane Stewart received special mention as the winner of the 2005 Kevin
    Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He joins a list that includes recent
    winners such as Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides, Tim Shaffer and Donny Schatz
    as well as some of the most prolific sprint car drivers of all time
    such as Brad Doty, Mark Kinser and Andy Hillenburg.

    Now with the 2005 season officially over, work already has begun on
    helping promoters make 2006 even more competitive and exciting for the
    fans. After all, the green flag on 2006 waves Feb. 9 at Volusia
    Speedway Park, only a short off-season away.

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    Good luck to them. But I have to wonder: how long they can go on using borrowed money?


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