CONCORD, N.C. — Three events have been added to the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule, further pumping up the national tour’s already busy season.
The announcement by series officials includes a rescheduled program at Beckley (W.Va.) Motor Speedway July 27, as well as new dates at Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pa., July 26, and Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., on Sept. 16.
“We’re very excited to add more events to the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule,” said tour director Tim Christman. “Each of the new races will fit nicely alongside previously scheduled shows, creating regional swings that are more attractive to both the race teams and fans that follow the series.”
The WoO LMS will make its first stop at the three-eighths-mile Beckley facility on July 27, invading for a mid-week special after the tour’s originally-scheduled visit on Fri., May 27, was postponed. Beckley promoter Jim Williams agreed to find a new date for his track’s World of Outlaws action after the two-day ‘RaceFest’ at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Parkersburg, which was slated to share the Memorial Day weekend WoO LMS spotlight with Beckley, could not be run on schedule due to weather-related delays in its shortening from a five-eighths to a three-eighths-mile layout.
The Beckley card will be preceded July 26, by the inaugural WoO LMS event at Dog Hollow Speedway, a three-eighths-mile oval located about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. The track’s founder and promoter, Jim Michny, reached out to WoO LMS officials to inquire about the possibility of Dog Hollow serving as a replacement for the tour’s canceled July 27 event at Central PA Speedway in Clearfield and an agreement was quickly reached.
Tri-City Speedway, meanwhile, joins the series to form an attractive Midwestern doubleheader that ushers in the fall season. The tour will compete in a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win event at promoter Kevin Gundaker’s track Sept. 16, before crossing the Mississippi River to contest the Pepsi Nationals Sept. 17, at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo.
In related news, the WoO LMS ‘Wild West Tour’ event scheduled for July 14 at Superior (Wis.) Speedway (now Amsoil Speedway) has been canceled.