Brad Sweet and the No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS team showed consistency during a trip to the Midwest, scoring a pair of top-ten finishes at Lakeside Speedway and Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas.
As the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season winds down, the No. 49 team made their way to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, where a field of 27 cars signed in. Sweet went out to earn quick time overall and lined himself up on the pole of the first heat. Sweet took advantage of that starting position, jumping out to the early lead and never looking back. He went on to win the eight-lap heat race and lock himself into the dash, where he would start in the fifth position.
Finishing fourth in the dash, the NAPA AUTO PARTS team started the 30-lap feature in the fourth spot. Sweet’s car, though, proved too tight to make gains, and he finished in the sixth position.
To cap off the Kansas swing, the team then headed to Dodge City Raceway Park, in Dodge City, Kansas. The track conditions were perfect for the track record to be broken. Sweet went out early and was the first to break it. The NAPA AUTO PARTS team wound up in the seventh spot, lining him up on the inside of the second row in the first heat race. On the initial start, Sweet gained a position for second. Finishing there, he locked himself into the dash for the second night in a row.
The No. 49 team lined up in the fifth position and finished in the sixth spot. For the first seven laps of the 30-lap feature, Sweet maintained the sixth position, but on lap eight, he jumped up to fourth. The NAPA AUTO PARTS team stayed in this position for the remaining laps and finished fourth to cap off the Kansas swing.
Next weekend, the series heads back to Central Pennsylvania for the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Saturday’s 50-lap Feature will pay $51,000 to the winner. Following that, the Outlaws will conclude the year at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Start / Finish:
October 19 — Lakeside, Kansas: 4 / 6
October 20 — Dodge City, Kansas: 6 / 4
Points Standing / Total: 2nd / 9296 pts.
Next Race: Friday, October 26, Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, Pennsylvania
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Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), located in Mooresville, NC, was formed in 2005 and employs more than ten people dedicated to sprint car racing. The organization fields two entries in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series; Brad Sweet (NAPA No.49) and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (No.9). Collectively, KKR has 5 World of Outlaws Championships (Daryn Pittman in '13 and Brad Sweet in '19,'20,'21 &'22). Since the team's inception, KKR has amassed over 211 World of Outlaws wins.