Danny Lasoski, driving a car owned by NASCAR Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart, and 17-time series champion Steve Kinser are locked in a torrid point battle as the O¿Reilly World of Outlaws sprint cars head to The Dirt Track @ Lowe¿s Motor Speedway Friday and Saturday night for the Charlotte Outlaw Showdown.

Lasoski, the 2001 series champion, currently has seven A-feature victories and leads the standings by just 41 points over Kinser who has recorded nine wins since the nomadic series opened its season Feb. 21 in California. One race, Tuesday night at Pennsylvania¿s Lernerville Speedway, remains on the schedule before teams head south and Kinser is on a hot streak, having won the last two races.

The point battle is a virtual replay of last season when Kinser and Lasoski went at it before a mid-season injury ended Lasoski¿s hopes for a second title and Kinser added to his already impressive collection of championship trophies.

Run in conjunction with the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Winston Cup event, the Charlotte Outlaw Showdown features two complete nights of racing.

Adult tickets for the Friday night preliminary program start at just $15 in advance with Saturday night tickets available in advance for $20.

Continuing a tradition of value-priced family entertainment, all children¿s tickets for the Charlotte Outlaw Showdown are available for just $10. Children 12 and under will be admitted to either the reserved or unreserved sections of the frontstretch grandstand for both the preliminary and final nights of the sprint car racing doubleheader for the same low price.

Tickets for the Charlotte Outlaw Showdown can be purchased by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.