Marquee Events Set For 2020 WoO Late Model Slate

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Marquee dates for the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season have been released. (Jim DenHamer photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Officials from the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series have revealed dates for several marquee events in 2020.

A look ahead to several of the key events on the 2020 tour schedule sees major races spread out over nearly every month next year, including back-to-back $50,000-to-win races, two deep-paying events to open the season, a $30,000-to-win staple in June and a number of $15,000-to-win specials.

The 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule will kick off with the inaugural Battle at the Border at the newly constructed, state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M., on Jan. 2-5.

More than $130,000 will be on the line during the four-night event, opening with a full practice session Thursday, Jan. 2 for teams to shake down their new equipment. Three separate points races will follow, including two $5,000-to-win Morton Buildings Features, culminating with the $15,000-to-win, 50-lap main event on Sunday, Jan. 5. Never before has a World of Outlaws season kicked off as early in the calendar year, or as far west, as this new event.

Volusia Speedway Park’s longest-running racing extravaganza is back again for its 49th consecutive year. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a two-week stretch of racing, Feb. 4-15.

The Morton Buildings Late Models will hit the track on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and continue through Saturday, Feb 15, for four 50-lap, $10,000-to-win races, run in conjunction with the three races at Vado Speedway Park to create a best-three-of-seven series at the year’s first two events.

Offering up another special event format for the Outlaws to tackle, Farmer City Raceway will host another 25-lap, $6,000-to-win feature on April 3 before the 75-lap, $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday, April 4.

Pennsylvania’s richest Dirt Late Model race returns to the Lernerville Speedway in 2020, where the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will come into town on June 25-27 for a three-night racing party.

The Prairie Dirt Classic hits the track for a two-day weekend on July 31-Aug. 1 at Fairbury Speedway, with $50,000 going to the winner. A record-breaking car count in 2019 will foster an even bigger field for the big jackpot next season.

As is the norm, the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte will close out the year on Nov. 5-7. The annual event will again feature the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Super DIRTcar Series.