The Super Bowl of sprint car racing -- The Knoxville Nationals -- was held last Saturday, with David Gravel winning the most prestigious race of the season and pocketing $150,000 in the process.

But the 2019 WoO season isn’t over. It resumes Friday night at River Cities Speedway, where the Outlaws traditionally put on one of the best shows of the year due to The Bullring’s quarter-mile quirkiness and high-banked turns.

The Outlaws will complete their North Dakota swing with Saturday night’s program at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.

Gravel, who is third in WoO season points behind Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz, hopes his Nationals win can springboard him to a season championship.

“Those are tough race tracks,” said Gravel of RCS and RRVS. “Grand Forks is interesting.”

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Schatz, meanwhile, is looking for his 11th WoO season championship. The Fargo driver has seven wins this season while Sweet leads the way with 12. Gravel has six with Logan Schuchart notching four -- including the WoO June race at RCS.

Here are three things to watch when the Outlaws hit the track Friday night:

  • Speed. The weather early this week has been rainy. The extra moisture could lead to higher-than average speeds Friday night

The track record of 9.269 seconds (116.517 mph) was set on Aug. 21, 2009, by California driver Jason Meyers. Rain earlier in the week made the track extra heavy during that 2009 race, which helped accelerate the qualifying times.

In the June race at RCS, Gravel had the top qualifying time of 10.399 seconds.

  • The progression of Logan Schuchart, who won the June race at RCS.

Schuchart of Hanover, Pa., hasn’t won a WoO feature since the June race in Grand Forks, but his performance last week at the Knoxville Nationals raised a lot of eyebrows.

He didn’t have a great qualifying night. So he and his team rebuilt an old car and made the Saturday night’s A main behind a runner-up finish in Friday night’s “Hard Knox” race.

Schuchart started 22nd in Saturday night’s feature and finished second -- a stunning performance considering the field contained the top drivers in the country.

  • Mark Dobmeier’s quest for a WoO feature win on his home track.

Dobmeier nearly accomplished that feat last August when he made a late surge in 40-lap feature.

Dobmeier started 17th in the feature and finished second -- 1.342 seconds behind Schatz.

“I drove the wheels off that car,” said Dobmeier after the race. “We were just going for it.”

World of Outlaws

Past winners at RCS

2019 – Logan Schuchart on June 7

2018 – Donny Schatz on June 15, Donny Schatz on Aug. 17

2017 – David Gravel on June 16, Donny Schatz on Aug. 18

2016 – Donny Schatz on June 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 26

2015 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21

2014 – Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15

2013 – Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16

2012 – Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17

2011 – Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19

2010 – Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20

2009 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21

2008 – Donny Schatz on June 27

2007 – Joey Saldana on June 29

Past winners

at Red River Valley Speedway

2018 – Donny Schatz on Aug. 18

2017 – Jason Johnson on Aug. 19

2008 – Daryn Pittman on Aug. 12

2007 – Jac Haudenschild on June 30

2006 – Donny Schatz on June 17

2005 – Jason Meyers on July 2, Steve Kinser on Aug. 16

2004 – Joey Saldana on July 10

2003 – Danny Lasoski on June 14

2002 – Donny Schatz on July 6

2001 – Craig Dollansky on July 7

2000 – Sammy Swindell on July 8

1999 – Steve Kinser on July 10

1998 – Sammy Swindell on July 11

1997 – Stevie Smith on July 12

1996 – Sammy Swindell on July 7

1995 – Sammy Swindell on July 8

1994 – Steve Kinser on July 10

1993 – Johnny Herrera on July 10

1992 – Steve Kinser on July 12

1991 – Doug Wolfgang on July 6

1990 – Doug Wolfgang on July 7

1989 – Jeff Swindell on July 8

1988 – Doug Wolfgang on July 9

1987 – Steve Kinser on July 11

1986 – Steve Kinser on July 12

1985 – Steve Kinser on July 13

1984 – Steve Kinser on July 14

1983 – Sammy Swindell on July 9

1982 – Steve Kinser on July 14

1981 – Sammy Swindell on July 13