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Stock Car Races, World of Outlaws Returning to Fairgrounds
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/27/2019

The South Dakota State Fair and Dakota Promotions announced that a trio of stock car races will be held at the Dakota State Fair Speedway on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in 2020.

The first two races will be held during Wheel Jam. The Dakota Challenge presented by American Bank and Trust, will be held on June 4. Challenge Cup 19 presented by Prostrollo GM offers $10,000 to win on June 6. Both races are part of the Wissota Late Model Challenge Series. For more information on Wheel Jam visit wheeljam.com.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, is returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway Aug. 22.

The event will mark the Outlaws third visit to the three-eighths-mile located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Donny Schatz, the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, is undefeated with the series at the track, scoring a win in the series most recent trip to Huron in 2017 as well as winning the inaugural event at the venue in 2015.

Leading the way in 2020 will be Brad Sweet, who claimed his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship this past season. The California native won a series-best 16 races en route to winning the title by a mere four points over Schatz, who won 11 races.

Also on the tour in 2020 will be David Gravel in the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, along with 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo, who claimed the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2019, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brent Marks, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen, and Jason Sides.

Mason Daniel, a 19-year-old from California, will join the Outlaws tour in 2020 for his rookie season, with former series champion Danny Lasoski, serving as crew chief.

Ticket information for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Dakota State Fair Speedway on Aug. 22 will be available soon at slspromotions.com.

"Racing is important to not only the fairgrounds but also the community. We are thrilled to be working with Orville Chenoweth and Dakota Promotions to host a handful of races this coming summer," commented Peggy Besch, State Fair manager.

"Seeing the green flag drop on June 4 is going to be exciting," commented Orville Chenoweth, Dakota Promotions owner. "I'm working with the fairgrounds to keep racing going, and to hopefully attract a full-time promoter."

For more information on State Fair events, contact the fair office at 800.529.0900, visit sdstatefair.com, or find it on Facebook or Twitter.

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