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.

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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

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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

102416 WOOLM SchatzDonny 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

102116 WOOL HOFRick 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

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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

092916 WOOLM ShirleySeeing Stars: Shirley Recovering for World Finals

Goal to reclaim top-five points ranking

CONCORD, N.C. – Sept. 29, 2016 – It was a little dent on the top of Brian Shirley’s Bell helmet. But in that divet was a story that was equally horrific and relieving. Shirley, on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series national tour for his first full year, experienced first-hand the assumed risks of racing.

Read more: Seeing Stars: Shirley Recovering for World Finals

092016 WOOLM CaseboltThe Light in Her Father’s Eyes

Steve Casebolt both a full-time racer and family man

CONCORD, N.C. – Sept. 20, 2016 – Once upon a time, a regal red Chevy Corvette pulled into Hayley Reynolds’ real estate office parking lot, and unbeknownst to her at the time, she would eventually take the last name of her prince charming behind the wheel. Though, Steve Casebolt did not meddle in sports cars. Rather, he raced an 800-horsepower dirt late model. The two wed six years later, and began their storybook lives together not in that ‘Vette, but in a race hauler traveling the country.

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Reaping the Riches

Josh Richards on pace to break single-season wins record

CONCORD, N.C. – September 2, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series schedule has seen a mix of emotions with each of its 26 stops, and the trials and tribulations have not only tested the series regulars, but also challengers seeking the beauty of running with the beast. Three-time series champion Josh Richards has been on a tear and carries that ferocity and momentum into the month of September.

Richards is entering Labor Day weekend having placed in the top five in 10 consecutive starts. In those 10 starts, the “Rocket Man” finished seven of them in victory lane. His victory at Potomac Speedway on Sunday, August 12 was extra-special though. With his fifteenth win of the season, Richards broke the all-time series wins record (73).

Read more: Reaping the Riches

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At A Glance: Caution! Men Working!

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series leaps to Labor Day weekend for final PA stint

CONCORD, N.C. – August 31, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series schedule is dwindling – three more shows ramping up to the coveted Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals in Concord, N.C. But in hindsight, Lernerville Speedway’s Working Man weekend presented by GottaRace.com is no less of a show for the series’ regulars.

Read more: At A Glance: Caution! Men Working!

 

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