By Lonnie WheatleyMUSKOGEE, Okla. – Things are definitely on an upward trend at the 3/8-mile Outlaw Motor Speedway clay oval near Muskogee, Okla.Following a successful test ‘n tune and Spring Fling Enduro, the second full season of racing action under the track ownership of Jessie Hoskins officially gets underway with the Friday and Saturday, April 1-2 Azalea Festival Nationals featuring a full slate of championship action on both nights.“It looks like we’re headed into an awesome year of racing here at Outlaw Motor Speedway,” track promoter Chris Smith commented. “The track and facilities are looking great and we’re excited to get the season started.”The season-opening Azalea Festival Nationals on April 1-2 will include two full nights of competition for each of the track’s championship chase divisions of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, grand nationals and pure stocks.Racing action goes green at 8 p.m. on Friday with the Saturday card firing off at 7 p.m. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded each night.With the track set to fire up with the official season-opener next weekend, the past weekend’s test test ‘n tune attracted 60 cars with another 47 entries from five different states taking part in the 100-lap, $1,000-to-win enduro.“The Test ‘N Tune and Enduro went really well. It set a great tone for the 2016 season ahead,” Smith said.The complete Outlaw Motor Speedway schedule for 2016 is available at the www.outlawmotorspeedway.net website.General admission tickets are available for $10 each night with senior citizens and military admitted for $8. Children ages 6-12 are admitted for $5 with five and under free. Pit passes are available for $30 with pit passes for children 6-11 $15.Outlaw Motor Speedway is located southwest of Muskogee, OK, on U.S. 69 to the Wainwright exit, then 0.1 mile west. It is approximately 12 miles north of the I-40 and U.S. 69 interchange.The track phone number is 918 625-6200.
By Paul SzmalDUNDEE, N.Y. (May 12) – Jake Karlnoski motored to the Friday IMCA Modified feature win at Outlaw Speedway.Glenn Whritenour charged into the lead in the 20-lap contest as Phil Yaw moved to the second spot, but the field was bunched back up following a lap 2 two caution.Yaw jumped into the top spot on the restart as Karlnoski snuck past Whritenour and into second on lap six. Karlnoski and Yaw spent the next several laps battling for the top spot with Karlnoski finally locking down the lead on lap 11.Karlnoski was able to motor away and take the win as Whritenour got by Yaw for second in the closing laps. Shawn Bruce and Brandon Smith rounded out the top five.