Pennsylvania Trifecta: Williams Grove, Port Royal and Eriez Highlight Three Days in Keystone State

CONCORD, NC — July 26, 2018 — While the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is in the midst of the final extended road trip of the season, the cars and stars of the Series have an eye on a key visit to the eastern United States. On Thursday, August 16, after visiting Georgetown Speedway (DE) for the second time ever, the most powerful stock cars in the world head to the Keystone State of Pennsylvania for three races in three days. The teams will travel just over 450 miles and visit four different race tracks in four days.

Read more: Pennsylvania Run Features 3 Races in 3 Days


Fairbury Fast Facts: 29th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac

$30,000 is on the line in the 29th annual race this Saturday

FAIRBURY, IL — July 26, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series travel to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (IL) for the prestigious 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac this Friday-Saturday, July 27-28th. Defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard comes into the weekend as the defending race winner of one of the crown jewels of the dirt late model world. $30,000 is on the line on Saturday night and below is what you need to know heading to Fairbury, IL this weekend. 

Read more: Fairbury Fast Facts


World of Outlaws Makes Second Visit to Delaware after Last Year's Exciting Debut

CONCORD, NC— July 23, 2018 — The World of Outlaws’ first-ever visit to Georgetown Speedway last year packed the house with fans eager to witness history for the inaugural Fulton Bank 40. This year, the excitement for the August 16 event builds on last year’s Rookie vs. Veteran battle on the fast clay oval. 

Read more: Fulton Bank 40 Promises another Exciting Event at Georgetown Speedway

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Iowa Visits Flank Wild West Shootout (Take II) Road Trip

State of Iowa starts and ends second Wild West Shootout trip with Davenport (July 24th) and Farley (August 6th)

CONCORD, NC — July 20, 2018 — With the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series making its way through the midwestern United States, the premier drivers in the dirt Late Model world continue one of the closest points battles to date. With two upcoming visits to the state of Iowa, defending Series Champion Brandon Sheppard is hoping that his July 7 victory at Dubuque Speedway — the Series’ only other appearance in the Hawkeye State — will propel the New Berlin, IL standout up the points rung.

Sheppard trails Chris Madden by just 12 points for second in the standings and is 34 back of current points leader Mike Marlar. With two more races in Iowa, Sheppard is hoping that previous success earlier in the month of July will carry over and build some much-needed momentum.

Read more: Farley & Davenport Iowa Races Flank the Wild West Shootout II


Historic USA Nationals Features New Format for Biggest Payout of the Season

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 19, 2019 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series begins the month of August with a final stop in Wisconsin for the biggest payday of the season, August 2-4. For over three decades now the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway — located just across the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line, northeast of Minneapolis, MN in New Richmond, WI — has attracted the best dirt Late Model drivers in the country in hopes of grabbing the coveted eagle trophy and the $50,000 prize.

While the event has become a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule, a new format will shake things up this year.

Read more: USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Features New Format for Biggest Payout


Hello, Wisconsin!

Plymouth and Shawano events set up three days at Cedar Lake for the World of Outlaws Late Models

CONCORD, NC – July 18, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series continues the 2018 season with a swing through Wisconsin that includes stops at three different tracks with five days of racing in just six days. The Series swing through the Badger State is one of the richest weeks of the season with more than $250,000 up for grabs.

The action-packed week kicks off at Plymouth Dirt Track on Monday, July 30, followed by Shawano Speedway on Tuesday, July 31, and culminates with the highest paying Outlaws show of the year, the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 2-4.

Read more: Outlaws Gear up for Wisconsin: Plymouth, Shawano & Cedar Lake


History in the Making: The Growth and Success of the Prairie Dirt Classic

FAIRBURY, IL – July 16, 2018 – On July 27-28, the town of Fairbury will double in size as dirt Late Model lovers from around the globe flock to Fairbury American Legion. The energy at the historic quarter-mile clay oval is electric for the annual Prairie Dirt Classic, and the unique format keeps the crowd on the edge of their seats. But for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Director Matt Curl, the event also holds a far more personal significance; it is a homecoming and a celebration of the journey that brought him to his current career in the industry.

Read more: FALS Builds on Prairie Dirt Classic Success


Live Pay-per-View Video, CBS Sports Network Coverage Make Fairbury’s $30,000-to-Win Prairie Dirt Classic even Bigger in 2018

Huge World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event set for 29th annual running on July 27-28

FAIRBURY, IL — The Prairie Dirt Classic (PDC) presented by Bank of Pontiac at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) already draws a huge crowd and is well known as one of dirt Late Model racing’s most thrilling events. This year, though, even more fans will have an opportunity to witness the intense action that has made the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series extravaganza a three-time winner of’s Race of the Year.

When the 29th annual running of the PDC takes place July 27-28 at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval located in the middle of the idealic Midwest town of Fairbury, and will provide live pay-per-view video coverage of every lap of competition for the first time ever. In addition, the weekend will be recorded for later broadcast on the CBS Sports Network, exposing the race to a wider television audience.

Read more: Prairie Dirt Classic Gets Even Bigger

2018 LMS Midwest

CONCORD, NC– July 2, 2018– The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series treks out to the Midwest for six separate $10,000-to-win events in July. This is the first time in 2018 that the Outlaws will be west of the Mississippi River.

Read more: World of Outlaws Spend Majority of July in the Midwest


World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver Jason Johnson sustained fatal injuries in an accident at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

During Lap 18 of the Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway, Johnson was involved in a crash battling for the lead on the backstretch of the third-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to the situation and transported Johnson via air to Aurora Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries.

Johnson, 41, of Eunice, LA, is survived by his wife Bobbi and five-year-old son Jaxx.

Read more: Sprint Car World Shaken by Loss of Jason Johnson


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