The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will invade Wilmot Raceway for the fourth straight year and the seventh time overall for the Badger 40 tonight.
Also in action will be the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and the IRA Lightning Sprints, making for an all-open wheel night of racing.
Last year, Brent Marks of Pennsylvania won at Wilmot in dominant fashion for his first World of Outlaws win.
David Gravel, currently in his first season driving the No. 41 car for Jason Johnson Racing, won three straight World of Outlaws events at Wilmot from 2014-17. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, won at Wilmot in 2008 after nearly winning the inaugural Outlaws race at Wilmot in 2006.
Still seeking his first win at Wilmot is 10-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. The North Dakota native has finished in the top 10 in all six previous Outlaws races and has notched a pair of runner-up finishes.
Brad Sweet is leading the series in points after picking up a series-best seven wins and 28 top-10 finishes. Schatz is second in points, followed by Pittman, Gravel and Logan Schuchart.
A special autograph session is scheduled for Kasey Kahne from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. On-track activity is scheduled for 6 p.m., with qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com, by calling 815-344-2023 or at the track today.
For raceway updates, visit wilmotraceway.com, the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page or call the trackside race line at 262-862-2090.
Dragonfest set for today
Lake Andrea Dragonfest, featuring dragon boat racing and hosted by United Way of Kenosha County, will be held today.
The first race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in Prairie Springs Park in Pleasant Prairie.
Dragon boat racing is a traditional Chinese water sport featuring a long boat with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersman. Dragonfest will include both regional dragon boat races and community races that are produced by Pan Am Dragon Boat and the American Dragon Boat Association.
Sixteen regional teams will race for the chance to compete internationally in France, with eight community boats competing in a separate race.
For more information, visit lakeandreadragonfest.com.