World of Outlaws, King of the West Partner to Co-Sanction Weekend Events at Thunderbowl Raceway, Calistoga Speedway
Top racers from the Golden State will battle 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' at historic venues this spring in California
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 27, 2015 - For the first time in their history, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series will co-sanction two weekend events this spring.
Together the two series will sanction the races on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., and the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway.
"The King of the West Series is the premier regional touring series on the West Coast," said the Outlaws' Series Director Carlton Reimers. "To bring together their incredible talent with that of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series creates a high level of competition and great event experience for the fans."
The King of the West Series, founded in 1960 as the Northern Auto Racing Club, competes throughout California and the West Coast. It has launched the careers of Paul McMahan and World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers. The series is also the regular home of 2014 event winners Jonathan Allard and Carson Macedo.
"It's going to be a big year for the King of the West Series, and co-sanctioning the races at Tulare and Calistoga with the World of Outlaws certainly increases the growing competition between the King of the West racers and the Outlaws," said the King of the West Series' John Prentice.
The two events are on two of California's most distinct tracks. Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked, 1/3-mile bullring known for producing incredible finishes, while Calistoga is the Golden State's only half-mile dirt track, and its scenic location in the heart of Napa Valley as well as its long history and tradition makes it a destination event for any fan.
"This season the World of Outlaws has continued its focus on building weekend destination events into the schedule," Reimers said. "Events at Tulare and Calistoga have gone a long way toward anchoring our spring tour through California, and we know the weekend races at those venues are some of our fans' favorites each season."
Tickets for both events are on sale now at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606.
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Invading Indiana's Plymouth Speedway on Oct. 17 for First Time in History
Series sets 2015 schedule by shifting Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to June 3, canceling March 27 event at Merced (Calif.) Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 26, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will make its inaugural appearance at historic Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway this season. The addition of Plymouth, and two other schedule adjustments, sets the tour for 2015.
The Outlaws will invade Plymouth on Saturday, Oct. 17, with an event that will have an earlier than normal 5 p.m. start time. It will be the fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event in Indiana this season, joining races at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Kokomo Speedway.
The track, 25 miles south of South Bend, Ind., is a 3/8-mile dirt oval that regularly features DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and sprint cars, among other events, throughout its season. In operation since 1952, the track is undergoing significant improvements for the upcoming year including a new racing surface and grandstands.
"The heartbeat of sprint car racing lies in Indiana and at places like Plymouth Speedway," said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "We are thrilled to bring the The Greatest Show on Dirt to the historic track this season for the first time ever. It is sure to be an exciting event."
In other changes, the series will shift the Tuesday, June 2, event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to Wednesday, June 3, and the event initially scheduled for Friday, March 27 at Merced (Calif.) Speedway has been canceled.
For questions about tickets to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events mentioned above or for any of the events on the 2015 schedule, call 1-877-395-8606.
To see the full 2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule, click www.WoOSprint.com/schedule/2015-schedule.
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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Unveils New Logo and Confirms Point Fund for 2015 as Partnership with STP Concludes
CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 20, 2015 - The World of Outlaws unveiled a new look today for the start of 2015 season as STP departs as Title Sponsor of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
The new look is reminiscent of the logo last used by the series during the 2007 season with what was then a bright red replaced with a darker cardinal red. New transporter wraps, websites, advertising and souvenir merchandise are all in the works featuring the cardinal, along with a heavy dose of black and white with a dirt inspired tan as an accent color.
"STP was an amazing partner and we loved carrying the red, white and blue of one of the most famous brands in motorsports, but in racing everything is constantly evolving and we are excited about our new World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series look for the start of the 2015 season," World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler said. "We thank them for their involvement and will continue our pursuit of a new partner that will help us bring The Greatest Show on Dirt to the greatest fans in motorsports from coast to coast."
The World of Outlaws also confirmed the Sprint Car Series point funds for the 2015 season would remain the same as 2014 and continue to be the richest in all of grassroots motorsports. The 2015 champion will cash a check for $150,000 with a total cash payout of $650,000 at the World of Outlaws banquet in November.
The 90-race season begins Friday, Feb. 13, during the 12-day DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, and after racing in 24 different states and three Canadian provinces, concludes with the championship-deciding Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 5-6-7 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
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DAN MOTTER ANNOUNCES 71M CREW CHANGES AS PREPARATION IS UNDERWAY FOR 2015 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SEASON
PENGILLY, Minn. (Dec. 5, 2014) Evolution and change are certain in motorsports. Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment HE&M Saw Beltline Body Shop 71M World of Outlaws Sprint Car team, today acknowledged some crew member changes for the 2015 season.
“First I want to emphasize that veteran driver Joey Saldana will remain in the cockpit of the 71M for the 2015 World of Outlaws series,” said Motter.
Following some post-season surgery and medical concerns , crew chief Davey Whitworth has elected not to travel and has stepped down from his position with the team.
“We will miss Davey,” said Motter. “He has been a tireless ambassador for our team since its inception in late 2012. His work ethic and dedication to our team will be hard to replace.”
“We are in the process of interviewing crew chiefs and expect to make a selection soon.”
Sean Strausbaugh, who was been with the team since its 2013 startup, will remain a solid leader with the team and has been joined by Derek Miller, a long-time friend of Strausbaugh’s from Pennsylvania. Miller grew up in a racing family. His dad raced sprint cars and he raced micro sprints and TQ sprints.
Tommy Waseleski has also left the race team and has returned to his previous position in the Motter Equipment Minnesota-based equipment shop. Waseleski will go back to driving Late Model Stock Cars where he has enjoyed much success.
Joey Saldana will be in the seat of the 71M for the World of Outlaws schedule beginning in Barberville, Fl. but he will campaign with Rudeen Racing at the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, Arizona in January.
“We had originally planned to run the Winter Heat Series,” said Motter, “but we want to be well prepared when the Outlaws season begins in Florida so we are concentrating our efforts in that direction. Sean (Strausbaugh) and Derek (Miller) have been working long hours at our race shop and I am confident we will be ready to contend for the championship when the season begins in February.”
2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule Revealed
New Tracks, Expanded Events Highlight 2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule
Three tracks to welcome Greatest Show on Dirt for first time as Stockton, Cedar Lake, Williams Grove add race days to Outlaw weekends
CONCORD, N.C. - Dec. 4, 2014 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces.
This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make its first visits to Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud, Minn., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.
"The schedule for the upcoming season represents another busy year for the World of the Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in series history, we have more two-day destination events than we have had in a long time and are looking forward to the great potential of the year ahead."
The season kicks-off Feb. 13-15 at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series then heads west for two nights in Las Vegas followed by its only visit to Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson and a big swing through California that runs through mid-April and includes the now two-day FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 21-22.
Golden State native Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will play host to the series on April 8 when the Outlaws invade Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992. It will mark fifth event in World of Outlaws history at the quarter-mile track.
For the second consecutive season, the Outlaws return to the birthplace of the series, Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 24 and 25, then head to the Midwest for the first time of the year for races in Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.
The series' first swing through the Northeast includes a return to Lincoln Speedway, the Morgan Cup Challenge at Williams Grove and a return to Weedsport Speedway for the first time since 1993.
A race back through the Midwest is highlighted by the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, where Tommie Estes was named promoter of the year in 2014, then followed by the two-day Cedar Lake Outlaw Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11 and 12. The Outlaws will compete for two, $10,000-to-win features at the New Richmond, Wis., track, marking another new weekend destination event to the schedule.
The 'Month of Money' once again kicks off at the annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on July 15 before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal weekend and a second swing through Pennsylvania, Canada and the Midwest. The celebrated month wraps-up with the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 7-8 and the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 12-15.
Canada welcomes the Outlaws north of the border for five dates in 2015. The first swing begins July 28 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., before heading east to Brockville (Ontario) Speedway in and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que., near Montreal. The Outlaws return to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 28-29 for the Oil City Cup. Defending series champion Donny Schatz will be aiming to repeat his incredible Canadian sweep from last season that helped to propel him to his sixth World of Outlaws crown.
The Outlaws will sweep through the West Coast for a second time in August and September, with events at Skagit Speedway north of Seattle, Grays Harbor Speedway just west of Olympia, Wash., Cottage Grove Speedway near Eugene, Ore., Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Antioch Speedway between Oakland and Stockton.
As the championship battle hits the stretch run in October, the series will take on a newly expanded three-day National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
"The National Open is already one of the biggest events on the World of Outlaws schedule," Carter said. "With a passionate fan base and a storied facility, we are excited for the opportunity to help make this great event even better."
Finally, in what has become one of the most anticipated dates on the schedule, the season concludes Nov. 5-6-7 at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins the World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds for three nights of action to decide the championship winners in each of the three series.
Tickets for many of the events are on sale now at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Future ticket opportunities will be announced as they come available.
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2015 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule
Date Day Track
Feb. 13 Friday Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 14 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park
Feb. 15 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park
March 4 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
March 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
March 7 Saturday USA Raceway
March 13 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway
March 14 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway
March 21 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track
March 22 Sunday Stockton Dirt Track
March 27 Friday Merced Speedway
March 28 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway
March 29 Sunday Antioch Speedway
April 8 Wednesday Placerville Speedway
April 11 Saturday Calistoga Speedway
April 12 Sunday Calistoga Speedway
April 17 Friday Kings Speedway
April 18 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway
April 24 Friday Devil's Bowl Speedway
April 25 Saturday Devil's Bowl Speedway
May 1 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway
May 2 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55
May 3 Sunday Tri-State Speedway
May 8 Friday Eldora Speedway
May 9 Saturday Eldora Speedway
May 13 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway
May 15 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
May 16 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
May 17 Sunday Weedsport Speedway
May 19 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway
May 22 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
May 25 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway
May 29 Friday Attica Raceway Park
May 30 Saturday I-96 Raceway
June 2 Tuesday Kokomo Speedway
June 5 Friday I-80 Speedway
June 6 Saturday Lakeside Speedway
June 12 Friday Crawford County Speedway
June 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway
June 14 Sunday Huset's Speedway
June 16 Tuesday Granite City Speedway
June 19 Friday River Cities Speedway
June 20 Saturday Dakota State Fair Speedway
June 26 Friday 34 Raceway
June 27 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway
July 3 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park
July 4 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park
July 11 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway
July 12 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway
July 15 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park
July 17 Friday Eldora Speedway
July 18 Saturday Eldora Speedway
July 21 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway
July 24 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
July 25 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
July 26 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway
July 28 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway
July 31 Friday Brockville Ontario Speedway
Aug. 1 Saturday Autodrome Drummond
Aug. 7 Friday Federated Raceway at I-55
Aug. 8 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55
Aug. 12 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 13 Thursday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 14 Friday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway
Aug. 18 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway
Aug. 21 Friday River Cities Speedway
Aug. 23 Sunday Nodak Speedway
Aug. 28 Friday Castrol Raceway
Aug. 29 Saturday Castrol Raceway
Sept. 4 Friday Skagit Speedway
Sept. 5 Saturday Skagit Speedway
Sept. 7 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway
Sept. 9 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway
Sept. 11 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway
Sept. 12 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway
Sept. 13 Sunday Antioch Speedway
Sept. 18 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway
Sept. 19 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway
Sept. 25 Friday Eldora Speedway
Sept. 26 Saturday Berlin Raceway
Oct. 1 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 2 Friday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 3 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway
Oct. 10 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
Oct. 16 Friday TBA
Oct. 17 Saturday TBA
Oct. 24 Saturday Port Royal Speedway
Oct. 25 Sunday Utica-Rome Speedway
Nov. 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 6 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Nov. 7 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte
1. Donny Schatz 12427
2. Daryn Pittman 12146
3. Paul McMahan 11930
4. Kerry Madsen 11780
5. Joey Saldana 11725
6. Brad Sweet 11499
7. Cody Darrah 11063
8. Steve Kinser 10813
9. Kraig Kinser 10483
10. David Gravel 10460