Mopar Speed – January 8th – NST/Wo0 SPRINT

Saldana Earns Two Top-Fives in $50,000 Sprintcar International Event

While competing in winged sprint action Down Under, Team Mopar’s Joey Saldana has been finishing consistently near the top. Saldana scored a fifth-place finish in the prelim event of the $50,000 Sprintcar International on Friday, with a runner-up finish in the main event on Saturday. Saldana won the event in 2003.

Kasey Kahne Racing’s Joey Saldana continued his recent Australian jaunt with a second-place and fifth-place showing in the $50,000 Sprintcar International event at Parramatta City Raceway (PCR) in Australia.

In the Friday prelim event, Saldana and the No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing team started in the fourth row after grabbing a win in the fourth heat race. The “Brownsburg Bullet” moved his way to the front, ending the night in the fifth spot.

In the Saturday finale, Saldana was on the hunt for his second career win in the event, to add to his 2003 victory. He again won the fourth heat race, and also came out on top in the first dash race after waging a tough battle with Donny Schatz, earning Saldana the pole position for the 40-lap main event. Saldana held the lead early and stayed near the front, challenging Schatz for the win and finishing a mere one car length back in second.

Saldana will hit Parramatta City Raceway again on January 10, and will also take part in the Outlaws Down Under IV event, set for January 18-20. The Team Mopar driver will return to his home soil of the United States for the 2007 World of Outlaws season-opener, set for February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park, in the 36th Annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. For more information on the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, log
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