CONCORD, N.C. – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Wild West Tour’ will be run under a Hoosier tire rule for the first time this season, series officials have announced.
A summer staple of the national full-fender circuit, the Wild West Tour will visit six tracks in five states and one Canadian province from July 5-12. Drivers will compete for $56,000 in first-place cash from total purses totaling over a quarter-million dollars during the eight-day western trip.
All entrants in Wild West Tour events will be required to use Hoosier LM 20-, 30- and 40-compound tires or WRS/WRS-2 55-compound tires. The Hoosier LM rubber is mandated in all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned Late Model races while the Hoosier WRS/WRS-2 55-compound tires are popular in dirt late-model events throughout the region in which the Wild West Tour takes place.
The Wild West Tour will kick off on July 5, at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wis., a three-eighths-mile oval that returns to the WoO LMS schedule after a two-year absence.
After the Amsoil Speedway event, the WoO LMS Wild West Tour will march on to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on July 6 (NAPA Auto Parts ‘Gopher 50’ Charity Late Model Race); Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on July 8; Gillette (Wyo.) Thunder Speedway on July 9; Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 11; and River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on July 12.
Regionally-based drivers who have indicated plans to challenge the WoO LMS stars in all the Wild West Tour events include Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., and 2011 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year Pat Doar of New Richmond, Wis., who has been racing closer to home since dropping off the national tour earlier this season. In addition, John Anderson of Omaha, Neb., said he plans to join the swing at Deer Creek.