Mark Richards Racing Names Drivers, Crew and Partners for 2017
Sheppard to drive No.1 Rocket Chassis house car
CONCORD, N.C. – November 22, 2016 - Mark Richards Racing, Inc. (MRRI) announced on Monday November 21, 2016 that Brandon Sheppard will be taking over the No. 1 Rocket Chassis house car in place of four-time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Champion Josh Richards.Read more: Mark Richards Racing Names Drivers, Crew and Partners for 2017
CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 9, 2016 - DIRTcar Racing and the World of Outlaws will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council's technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models.Read more: DIRTcar Racing and World of Outlaws Adopt Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs
Richards Crowned Champion for the Fourth Time
Billy Moyer Jr. named 2016 Rookie of the Year
CONCORD, N.C. – Nov. 1, 2016 – After Shane Clanton’s son, Gunnar, helped add the final sparkle to Josh Richards' No. 1 Valvoline/ Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket car, Richards knew it was his time to shine – for the fourth time. Clanton, the defending series champion, passed the torch to Richards Sunday night at the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Night of Champions Banquet.
“I was the little kid playing in the dirt,” said Richards in front of his peers. “You just dream that someday, at the end of the day, you’re the guy at the top winning the championship. I never thought this season would be possible. It just means so much to me, to be able to do what I love to do. This is our fourth time, and it’s [still] overwhelming. It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone who put their faith and support in me.”Read more: Richards Crowned Champion
World of Outlaws Set to Air on CBS Sports, Starting Tomorrow
36-hour World of Outlaws package includes Late Model Series shows from the USA Nationals, and Sprint Car and Late Model shows from Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals
CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 29 - CBS Sports is bringing dirt racing's premiere series to a national television audience starting this Sunday, October 30, at 2PM, with two World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series shows from the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wisconsin.
World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing Announce 2017 Dates for OneDirt World Short Track Championship and Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals
End of Year Must-See Events Close Out the 2017 Season Starting October 26th, 2017
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 27, 2016 – World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, in conjunction with Charlotte Motor Speedway, are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals and the OneDirt World Short Track Championship. The OneDirt World Short Track Championship will kick off two weeks of unforgettable short-track racing starting Thursday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 28. The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals will close out the 2017 season from Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4.Read more: 2017 Dates for OneDirt World Short Track Championship and World Finals Announce
Rocket Man Won't Stop at Mission Accomplished
With his fourth championship all but locked in, Richards looks to single-season wins record
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 27, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Championship is all but locked in before the final event of the season, the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, which starts this afternoon and runs through Saturday. With a 270-point lead, Josh Richards need only sign in at the event to earn his fourth championship. But that won’t stop him from trying to score a win, as he faces yet another challenge before him this weekend: to break the single-season wins record.Read more: Rocket Man Shoots for the Moon
At A Glance: Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals
All Roads lead to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the 2016 Season Comes to a Close
CONCORD, N.C. – October 24, 2016- The most prestigious dirt racing event in the country, the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, returns for three days of heart-pounding, clay-slinging action on the lightning-fast, half-mile oval on October 27-29. The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals brings together the top series in the sport, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, for a full weekend of racing culminating in the crowning of all three series champions.Read more: At A Glance: Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals
Donny Schatz Seeking History at World Finals
Can become the first driver to win both sprint and late model class
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 24, 2016 – Donny Schatz is not a one-trick pony in the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The seven-time sprint car series champion found a new challenge in the Outlaws’ late model series, and when he grabbed the reigns of the 2,300-pound iron horse, reality hit him for the first time since he first wheeled a 360-sprint car 24 years ago.Read more: Donny Schatz Seeking History at World Finals
Rick Eckert Joins Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
Will be officially inducted in August 2017
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 21, 2016 – Preceding the 36th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Ohio), the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2017. Of the eight drivers graced with the honor, World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series pioneer "Scrub" Rick Eckert was one of them.Read more: Rick Eckert Joins Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
Overton Returns to Crates for OneDirt World Short Track Championship
Will use event to prepare for World Finals next week
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Brandon Overton did not take the usual steps a driver would to rise up through the ranks in dirt racing. Rather, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series regular took an unorthodox step, first wheeling a Super Late Model before stepping down into the Crate Late Model class with less horsepower.
Overton, who recorded his first series win in a preliminary feature for Lernerville Speedway's prestigious Firecracker 100, was overcome with emotion in Victory Lane. He said he wished his dad was at the race to experience it because he gave "every damn dime" for him to be up there on the stage.
Overton will return to the Crate class in the OneDirt World Short Track Championship, October 20-22. He is using the weekend’s races as track-time before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals next week.Read more: Overton: From Supers to Crates