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MOORESVILLE, N.C (July 2, 2018) – This past weekend the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed to Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for two nights of racing. Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team advanced at least 10 positions each night to earn two top-10 finishes at the Sprint Car Capitol of the World.
In Friday night’s Brownell’s Big Guns Bash opener, Stewart qualified 14th in Flight 2 of time trials after his top wing side panel started to come apart. The KLR team made repairs to the wing and Stewart advanced two positions in his heat race to finish fifth and earn the final transfer spot into the 25-lap main event. The pilot of the No. 2 ENEOS sprint car quickly went to work and moved up into the top-10 by lap 10. In the closing 15 circuits, Stewart was able to impressively steal four more spots to finish sixth and earn the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night.
In Saturday night’s Brownell’s Big Guns Bash finale, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified ninth in Flight 1 of qualifying and finished fifth in the opening heat race. Stewart lined up 17th for the start of the 25-lap feature event and started to make his way through the field. By lap 5, he was just inside the top-10. Stewart raced as high as sixth before finishing seventh at the checkered flag.
“I wish I would have qualified a little better both nights to see what we could have had starting closer to the front,” said Stewart. “I felt our car had good speed both nights just started too far back to have a shot at the win. I think we learned a few things to help us when we come back here in August for Nationals.”
The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action and kicks off the Month of Money Friday, July 6 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisc. Tickets for Friday’s FVP Platinum Battery Showdown can be purchased here.
|TRACK: Knoxville Raceway
QUALIFYING FLIGHT 2: 14th
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 20th
TRACK: Knoxville Raceway
|DATE: June 29, 2018
HEAT RACE: 5th
DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE FINISH: 6th
DATE: June 30, 2018