TUCSON, Ariz. – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is set for its March 8 invasion of Tucson Int’l Raceway, where on Friday Arizona open-wheel legend Ron Shuman was named grand marshal of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout and RideNow Powersports joined the event as a sponsor.
Shuman, a native of Mesa, Ariz., better known as the “Flying Shu” behind the wheel, had a several decade career rooted in open wheel racing including World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, super modifieds, non-wing sprint cars and midgets. With 14 World of Outlaws wins, Shuman holds the 23rd position in all-time wins with the series. He will be joined by his brother, Billy, as the entire Shuman family has supported open-wheel racing in Arizona and around the country.
RideNow Powersports and Tucson Harley-Davidson are one of the Southwest’s leading Powersports dealers, making them a perfect fit to join the race in Tucson.
Steve Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion who is celebrating his “Salute to the King” season, earned a victory in March 2007 at Tucson. The 2014 running of the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout Presented by RideNow Powersports will mark Arizona fans’ last chance to see the “King of the Outlaws” compete in their home state for an Outlaw championship.
The three-eighths-mile oval saw Daryn Pittman defeat Joey Saldana in 2013, which helped to propel Pittman to the series championship last year for Kasey Kahne Racing.