- Track Size: 4/10 Mile Dirt
Along the O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series Trail By Richard Day FORT WORTH, TX (October 13) – The Outdoor Channel taped the ultra-exciting Cheaper Than Dirt Shootout at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Friday and Saturday for a November 5th telecast scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Art Eckman will anchor the telecast, while former O’Reilly World of Outlaws Series driver Brad Doty provides the color commentary for the series’ inaugural telecast on The Outdoor Channel. (read more)
Randy and Brad Furr after Furr's Texas Win in 2002.
Racing officials have a completely thankless job. Until today. HammerDown! Takes off our cap to World of Outlaws series director of competition Bobby Jackson and his crew for the excellent job they did in getting the Saturday night Texas Motor Speedway dirt track race in. Weather was going to be a factor with thunderstorms headed into the Fort Worth area. The WoO officials hustled their butts off all night to hurry the show along, and as we interviewed winner Danny Lasoski immediately following the 40 lap featrure, the first rain drops started to fall. Within the next ten minutes, we had us a "real Texas gullywasher", as my new friend from the Lone Star state called it.
That the 4/10's clay track was racy was chalked up to a knowledgable and able officiating crew. The prelim show was okay, but the track was too good. The fast surface made it basically a one lane track. On Saturday, however, Bobby Jackson got his way and was allowed to build a racetrack with 3 good grooves. The result was entertaining racing, with Brad Furr providing the early highlights after dropping back to 5th, and then racing around the bottom to pass Stevie Smith, Craig Dollansky, Tim Shaffer, and leader Danny Lasoski. Just when Furr looked like a sure winner, a yellow flag occurred with three laps to go for a stalled Mark Kinser. The ensuing restart was bad news for Furr as he chose the bottom in turn one, while Lasoski whipped around the first corner with a huge run. Lasoski captured the lead, and was not challenged in the final three laps. …But we wouldn't have seen any of it, had the Woo crew not been on the ball.