CONCORD, N.C. — A record number of events appear on the 2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule, which was released Thursday.
Fifty-four race dates comprising 49 features at 38 tracks in 21 states and Canada are currently confirmed as part of the national tour’s ambitious 2013 itinerary, including an unprecedented season-opening slate of eight events in Georgia and Florida during the month of February.
The milestone 10th consecutive WoO LMS campaign under the World Racing Group banner will commence for the second straight year with the Winter Freeze Feb. 8-9 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. A format change will turn the event into a doubleheader featuring an $8,000-to-win 40-lapper on Friday night and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening.
Also part of the busy first month of World of Outlaws action is the second annual Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 15-17 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. — a three-night extravaganza topped by the historic Super Sunday Showdown paying $20,000 to win — and the traditional visit to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which in 2013 includes three complete WoO LMS programs on Feb. 21-23.
Bubba Raceway Park’s ‘Super Sunday Showdown’ Feb. 17 stands as one of a half-dozen mega-money shows spread across the 2013 schedule. The list of marquee events also includes the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals Aug. 1-3 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.; the seventh annual Firecracker 100 on June 27-29 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; the fifth annual Illini 100 on April 5-6 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway; the inaugural Buckeye 100 on April 12-13 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; and the Memorial Day weekend Bullring Bonanza on May 25-26 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va.
The ’13 season will conclude for the seventh straight year with a pair of 50-lap A-Mains during the PEAK Motor Oil World of Outlaws World Finals presented by NAPA Auto Parts on Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.
With several dates still to be added to the 2013 schedule, the tour’s all-time single-season highs of 44 A-Mains (2007 and 2010) and 38 different host tracks (2010) are in line to be surpassed.
“We’re looking forward to a 2013 season that promises more World of Outlaws Late Model Series racing than ever before,” said Tim Christman, who will serve as the WoO LMS director for the seventh consecutive year. “With help from great racetrack promoters across the country, we’ve been able to put together a schedule that will produce plenty of excitement for fans and present a challenge for the drivers.”
2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule
Feb. 8-9 Screven Motor Speedway Sylvania, Ga.
Feb. 15-17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Fla.
Feb. 21-23 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Fla.
March 22 I-30 Speedway Little Rock, Ark.
March 23 Whynot Motorsports Park Whynot, Miss.
March 24 TBA
April 5-6 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill.
April 12-13 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, Ohio
April 19 Fayetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville, N.C.
April 20 311 Motor Speedway Pine Hall, N.C.
April 26 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville, Tenn.
April 27 Tazewell Speedway Tazewell, Tenn.
May 3 Lavonia Speedway Lavonia, Ga.
May 4 Swainsboro Raceway Swainsboro, Ga.
May 25-26 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne, W.Va.
May 30 Delaware Int’l Speedway Delmar, Del.
June 1 Stateline Speedway Busti, N.Y.
June 20 Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario
June 23 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall, Ontario
June 25 Canandaigua Motorsports Park Canandaigua, N.Y.
June 27-29 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, Pa.
July 5 TBA
July 6 Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, Minn.
July 8 Black Hills Speedway Rapid City, S.D.
July 9 Gillette Thunder Speedway Gillette, Wyo.
July 11 Red River Co-op Speedway Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 12 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, N.D.
July 13 TBA
July 30 Shawano Speedway Shawano, Wis.
Aug. 1-3 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, Wis.
Aug. 5 Independence Motor Speedway Independence, Iowa
Aug. 16 Winston Speedway Rothbury, Mich.
Aug. 17 TBA
Aug. 22 Little Valley Speedway Little Valley, N.Y.
Aug. 24 Winchester Speedway Winchester, Va.
Aug. 30 West Virginia Motor Speedway Mineral Wells, W. Va.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Selinsgrove Speedway Selinsgrove, Pa.
Sept. 13 Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill.
Sept. 14 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, Mo.
Sept. 20-21 Berlin Raceway Marne, Mich.
Oct. 10 Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, N.Y.
Nov. 7-9 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, N.C.