Pandemic Stops Outlaws’ Swing Through California

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Pandemic Stops Outlaws
The spring World of Outlaws swing through California has been halted. (Paul Arch photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series, together with its partner tracks in California, has adjusted the remainder of this spring’s California tour, which included races scheduled through April 18.

Previously, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series had postponed events through April 9.

Additional events now impacted include races on April 10 at Merced Speedway, April 11 at Ocean Speedway, and April 17-18 at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The decision comes as California remains under a statewide stay at home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom as part of the ongoing effort to curb the COVID-19 situation.

In working on possible reschedule dates, World of Outlaws officials have determined there will not be an option to run postponed events originally scheduled for March 14 at LoneStar Speedway, March 21 at USA Raceway, March 22 at Arizona Speedway, March 28 at Perris Auto Speedway, April 10 at Merced Speedway, April 11 at Ocean Speedway, and April 17-18 at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Those races will be canceled this season.

Those with tickets to canceled events have received a credit to their MyDirtTickets.com accounts for the face value of the ticket(s), where they will have 24 months to use the credit for future World of Outlaws events.

In examining the remaining schedule, WoO officials plan to reschedule races originally scheduled for March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway, March 29 at Santa Maria Speedway, and April 3-4 at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The World of Outlaws team is working with tracks and promoters to find suitable dates for the postponed events.

Ticket holders for those events should hold on to their tickets, and as soon a new date is scheduled, they will be contacted with the details.