11018 LMS Season Opener

Winter Freeze VIII at Screven Motor Speedway Opens the Door to a Milestone Season

Series veterans, Championship hopefuls and Rookie of the Year contenders seek early season victories

CONCORD, NC­­– Jan. 12, 2018– In less than 30 days the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will embark on its 30th commemorative anniversary season at Screven Motor Speedway. This milestone year not only allows the Series to celebrate its storied past, but highlights the importance of the drivers, teams, and officials who will continue to carry the sport forward for generations to come.

Read more: Screven Motor Speedway Opens the Door to a Milestone Season

1318 LMS Rusty Schlenk ROY

Reigning DIRTcar Late Model Champion Rusty Schlenk Joins Outlaws for 2018

By: Rusty Schlenk Racing

Rusty Schlenk Racing (RSR) would like to formally announce that Rusty will be running for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series “Rookie of the Year” for 2018. The dotted line on the contract has been signed and the throttle foot is ready to stomp. The two time, and current, DIRTcar National Champion has been wanting to run a national touring series for a few years now and the stars have finally aligned to make that happen. Rusty will be piloting the CJ1 Rayburn by RSR owned by Tyler Bork. The two have had great success as a team since joining up in 2017 and look to continue down that path.

Read more: Rusty Schlenk Jumps Into ROY Battle

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Chris Ferguson to Embark on Full World of Outlaws Campaign in 2018

By: Chris Ferguson Racing

MOUNT HOLLY, NC–Jan. 2, 2018– Chris Ferguson has spent the past few seasons getting all the pieces into place – which would allow him to take his racing program to the next level. With the 2018 season now rapidly approaching, the North Carolina racer is excited to announce that he’s prepared to tackle the national scene.

Read more: Chris Ferguson Joins Rookie of the Year Battle

Erik Grigsby

Erik Grigsby Joins World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series as Race Director

Grigsby, alongside other Officials, will bring new energy to the Series and the sport

CONCORD, NC– Dec. 22, 2017– The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series welcomes Erik Grigsby as the Series Race Director for the 2018 season. For the past six years, Grigsby has served as Race Director for the DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.

Read more: Erik Grigsby Joins World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series as Race Director

2017 LMS PRI

The 30th annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN kicked off on Thursday Dec. 7 at the Indiana Convention Center and concludes on Saturday, Dec. 9. As expected and encouraged, there has been a lot of buzz going on in the racing community and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series is in the thick of it. Throughout the weekend we will be posting tid-bits of breaking Series information below. 

Read more: Performance Racing Industry Updates

2017 LMS Shirley Smith 2018 Announcement

By: G.R. Smith Team 22 Inc.

CORNELIUS, NC– Dec. 7, 2017– North Carolina-based G.R. Smith Racing will make a run at the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series championship with Illinois hot-shoe, Brian Shirley behind the wheel of the team’s familiar No. 22 entry.

Read more: Brian Shirley and GR Smith Join Forces for 2018

11282017 WoOLMS Schedule

New Events, New Venues and Traditional Favorites Highlight 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Tour

2018 celebrates 30th anniversary of inaugural campaign

CONCORD, NC— Nov. 28, 2017— The 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its inaugural season with 47 races in 18 states stretching from February to November, adding new venues and huge races to its solid foundation of exciting events.

In 1988, the inaugural season featured 17 races in 11 states. In 2004, the series was rekindled to push the sport, drivers and passion of the fans to a level unimaginable just 30 years ago. Now, February is just around the corner with six races in nine days to wave the green flag on this milestone season. For the fourth consecutive year, the season opens Feb. 9-10 with the Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, GA.

Read more: 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Tour

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World of Outlaws Welcomes Matt Curl as Late Model Series Director

Chris Dolack broadens focus as he shifts into Director of Marketing

CONCORD, NC — Nov. 15, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series is excited to welcome one of dirt Late Model racing’s most prominent proponents, Matt Curl, as Series Director; while Chris Dolack, who stepped in as Series Director in the Spring of 2017, has been named Director of Marketing for the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, focusing on event promotion.

Read more: World of Outlaws Welcomes Matt Curl as Late Model Series Director

cbs

CONCORD, NC - November 8, 2017 - Just days after the conclusion of the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and subsequently the conclusion of both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car and Late Model Series seasons, the World of Outlaws are excited to announce that eight races will appear on CBS Sports Network starting November 12, 2017 through New Year's Eve.

Read more: CBS Sports Network to Broadcast Eight World of Outlaws Events During Offseason

110717 Championshepp

CONCORD, NC—Nov. 7, 2017— Brandon Sheppard’s standout 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season officially came to a close on Nov. 5 at the annual banquet, where he was awarded the Championship title.

The 24-year-old from New Berlin, IL was rewarded with a $100,000 points-fund check, a black and red Craftsman toolbox, a championship ring, and the traditional World of Outlaws trophy for his record year.

Read more: Brandon Sheppard Clinches Championship

 

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