for the NASCAR Sprint Cup action coming to Kansas Speedway on Oct. 9, another championship contender will make his way to Kansas Speedway. PGA Tour player Gary Woodland, who is from Topeka, Kan., has been named an honorary official for the Hollywood Casino 400.
“We’re excited to have Gary participate in the pre-race activities for the Hollywood Casino,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “Gary had a great run in the PGA Tour’s championship playoffs this year and we’re looking forward to having him at our championship event as well.”
Woodland attended Washburn University (Topeka, Kan.) on a basketball scholarship before transferring to the University of Kansas to play golf. He turned professional in 2007 and earned his PGA Tour card in 2009. Earlier this year, Woodland tied for first in the Bob Hope Classic, losing in a playoff. In March of this year, Woodland won his first PGA title at the Transitions Championships. He finished tied for 12th at the PGA Championship in earlier this month.
Remaining 2011 events at Kansas Speedway include the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 9, the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 8 and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 on Oct. 7 and tickets for all events are on sale now by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or by logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.