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.

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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).

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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!

082716 WOOLM MerrittGreat Lakes Shootout Finale Postponed

Saturday's Keyser Manufacturing Great Lakes Shootout at Merritt Speedway on tap for Sunday, August 28

LAKE CITY, Mich. – August 27, 2016 – Persistent precipitation throughout the morning and early-afternoon postpones the Keyser Manufacturing Great Lakes Shootout finale, which was initially set to be held on Saturday, August 27 at Merritt Speedway. The program has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 28.

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At A Glance: Star-Spangled and Hell-Bent

Hometown Hero Eric Spangler seeks first Outlaws win against a stout series of drivers

CONCORD, N.C. – August 23, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will make its fifth trip to Merritt Speedway (Mich.) on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 for the Keyser Manufacturing Great Lakes Shootout weekend. But Lake City, Mich. hero Eric Spangler will be seeking his first series win on the national stage – against a juggernaut band of Outlaws in front of a packed grandstand.

Read more: At A Glance: Star-Spangled and Hell-Bent

082216 WOOLM WM3Mining for the Silver Lining: Working Man Weekend

Working Man Weekend, from Sept. 2-3, grows into staple event

CONCORD, N.C. – August 22, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Working Man Weekend presented by GottaRace.com at Lernerville Speedway, originally created to fill the Labor Day racing void created when Tri-City Speedway closed its doors, has grown into something greater year over year. With a new format this year, and a $20,000-to-win feature, the race gives drivers of all ranks a level playing field to compete against each other, on a stage that draws fans far-and-wide.

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At A Glance: Four on the Floor

Richards Continues Hot Streak; Outlaws visit four tracks in four days

CONCORD, N.C. – August 10, 2016 – Some World of Outlaw Craftsman® Late Model Series drivers will put the nix on the notion that they are a modern-day Jesse James, but there is one Outlaw cashing-in on the season’s largest purses. Three-time series champion Josh Richards is today’s James.

Read more: At A Glance: Four on the Floor

 

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