Outlaw Shane Clanton Capitalizes at Ponderosa Speedway
Avenges last month’s losses to regional-favorite Madden
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. – May 6, 2016 – Shane Clanton claimed his third World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory of the season under Friday night’s Ponderosa Speedway lights, winning the 24th-annual “Kentucky Klassic.”Read more: Clanton Capitalizes at Ponderosa Speedway
Scott Bloomquist Bests Outlaws in Mountain Outlaw 50 Win
Richards and Madden battle side-by-side the entire race
MARYVILLE, Tenn.– May 7, 2016 – Scott Bloomquist stole the show Saturday night, winning The Mountain Outlaw 50 at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Bloomquist joins Dale McDowell and Willie Milliken as non-series opponents to beat the full time World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series drivers, a streak that is now extended to three-straight race weekends.Read more: Bloomquist Bests Outlaws in Mountain Outlaw 50
Illini 100 Weekend Postponed by One Day
Friday night’s feature will move to Saturday and Saturday’s Illini 100 will move to Sunday
FARMER CITY, Ill. - April 1, 2016 - Rain has postponed the Illini 100 weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series by one day.
Friday night's weekend opener will move to Saturday while the Illini 100, originally scheduled for Saturday, will move to Sunday. All Friday tickets are redeemable for Saturday night's event.Read more: Illini Weekend Postponed One Day
For the First Time Ever, Carolina Speedway Welcomes the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series
Announcement solidifies 2016 series season
CONCORD, N.C. - April 1, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series solidified the 2016 schedule by adding Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. on Friday, April 29.
It will be the first time ever that the 4/10 mile, high-banked clay oval, 20 miles west of Charlotte has hosted the series.Read more: Outlaws to Take On Carolina Speedway
World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Adopts Unified Late Model Suspension Rules
Rules to take effect on Monday, April 11
CONCORD, N.C. - March 31, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series and DIRTcar have announced they will adopt the newly created Unified Late Model Suspension Rules following a months-long process that included manufacturers, constructors and dirt late model sanctioning bodies from across the country.
The collective effort of industry leaders began earlier this year and was led by motorsports authority John Darby and chaired by Eldora Speedway General Manager Roger Slack. Darby, working with the coalition, developed rules that have been agreed upon and identify a uniform rear suspension and shock package.
"When the group convened and there was overwhelming, collective support for finding common ground, we were thrilled," said World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Director Tim Christman. "The unified suspension rule is a demonstration that when people work together, great things can be accomplished. This collective effort and the end result is good for late model racing. We look forward to more good things coming out of the coalition in pursuit of the betterment of the sport."Read more: World of Outlaws Adopt Unified Rules
Illini 100 Practice Cancelled at Farmer City Following Heavy Rain
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series returns to action at Farmer City Raceway on Friday
FARMER CITY, Ill. - March 31, 2016 - Heavy rain overnight has left Farmer City Raceway heavily saturated and has forced the cancellation of World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series practice night for the Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 weekend.
The series returns to action Friday night for the first of two nights of racing for the Illini 100 weekend. Pit gates open at noon and grandstands open at 1 p.m.Read more: Rain Cancels Illini Practice Day
Illinois-native Brian Shirley Tries for First Illini 100 Victory
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series races into Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway March 31 to April 2
FARMER CITY, Ill. - March 30, 2016 - Since Brian Shirley was eight years-old, all he thought about was motorcycles. At the time, it did not cross his mind that he would someday sink into the seat of a late model. But, all that matters to him now is that it feels like home.
"If I told you who my hero was growing up, you guys would be like, 'who?'" said Shirley, who idolized motorcyclists throughout his two-wheeled career. "It's kind of weird, my desire to win really focused me to be a better race car driver than anything."
Shirley is coming home with that very desire to win.Read more: Shirley Tries for First Illini Win
Overton Looks to Expand on Rookie Season Success as the Illini Approaches
The Illini 100 weekend kicks off on March 31
CONCORD, N.C. - March 25, 2016 - Just one week remains until the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series returns to action at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway for the Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 weekend. One driver with his sights set on success is reigning series Rookie of the Year Brandon Overton.
Driving the Budweiser/C-H Plumbing Moyer Victory Chassis No. 76, the 24 year old amassed six top-five finishes and eight top-ten finishes in 37 A-mains in 2015, which was good enough to place him 10th in the final championship standings at the end of the year.
"[Winning the Rookie of the Year title] meant a lot to me," Overton said. "I've never won any kind of championship before. We never did any of that kind of stuff, it was always hit and miss, racing the big paying events.Read more: Reigning Rookie Overton Looks to 2016
2017 DIRTcar Nationals Date Changes Announced
46th Annual event shifts one week to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - March 14, 2016 - The 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. kicks off 'Florida in February' one week later in 2017 as the event shifts to Feb. 14 to 25, 2017.
"It is important to the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar that we continue to align this event with all of the great motorsports events in Florida during the month and provide as much accessibility to our fans as possible," said World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery. "While the 2016 DIRTcar Nationals has been over for less than a month we are working hard to plan and prepare for next year. 2017's event promises to be better than ever."Read more: DIRTcar Nationals Date Change Announced
2016 Rookie Class Gears Up for Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway
Continue season-long battle for prestigious Rookie of the Year honor
By Jordan Morris
CORRECTION - Franklin currently drives a Longhorn Chassis but has bought two Moyer Victory Chassis and plans to switch over.
CONCORD, N.C. – March 11, 2016 – As the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series makes it way from of the southeast to the Midwest following the first five races of the season, the 2016 rookie class continues to grow as the series returns to action at the Illini 100 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway on April 1 and 2.Read more: Rookie Class Expands, Heads to Farmer City