World Of Outlaws Release Stacked 91-Race Calendar

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The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will compete 91 times in 2018. (Frank Smith Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials have announced a 91-race schedule for 2018.

The season will commence in Florida in February with the DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park and conclude with the Textron Off Road World Finals in Charlotte, Nov. 1-3.

Following the DIRTcar Nationals, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads West to compete in the annual spring tour through California, but first the World of Outlaws will stop in Texas with visits to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore on Feb. 23-24. The FVP Outlaw Showdown moves to Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 at Las Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway. The California swing will include two-day weekends at Tulare and Stockton, a midweek visit to Placerville, and the return after a year to Ocean Speedway on Friday, March 23 and Bakersfield Speedway, Saturday, March 24.

The Texas Outlaw Nationals, a two-day birthday party celebrating the inception of the series, will be held at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 27-28 in Mesquite, Texas – on the very site where the series ran its first race. It will culminate with a $20,000-to-win main event.

Another highly anticipated show this season will be the series’ inaugural visit to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Wednesday, May 30. The quarter-mile track is a fan favorite and has played host to one of dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious events, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Prairie Dirt Classic.

The World of Outlaws will also make a few celebrated returns to tracks they haven’t been to in quite some time. After a long absence, the series returns to Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Saturday, April 28; Farley (Iowa) Speedway on Friday, June 22; and Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Saturday, October 13.

The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.

One additional visit to Eldora Speedway has also been scheduled, with the new #LastCallforThemAll show on Sunday, Oct. 14.

With last season’s Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win $40,000 at the 2018 event, with $20,000-to-win features on both Friday, Aug. 3-4.

Two more major events, the Jackson Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open, will see their purse increased significantly. The 40th running of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will pay a hefty $40,000 to win and $3,000 to start. The 56th running of the Williams Grove National Open will pay a smooth $56,000 to the winner, with $1,000 to start, making it the second richest event on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule behind the Knoxville Nationals.

Additionally, fan favorite races at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario and Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania have been awarded two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will crown a champion at the World of Outlaws World Finals on Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway – the only event on the planet featuring the sport’s three premier series: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Schedule

DateVenue/Location
Sat. Feb. 10Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, Fla.
Sun. Feb. 11Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, Fla.
Fri. Feb. 23Cotton Bowl Speedway
Paige, Texas
Sat. Feb. 24LoneStar Speedway
Kilgore, Texas
Wed. Feb. 28The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
Thurs. March 1The Dirt Track at Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
Sat. March 3Perris Auto Speedway
Perris, Calif.
Fri. March 9Thunderbowl Raceway
Tulare, Calif.
Sat. March 10Thunderbowl Raceway
Tulare, Calif.
Fri. March 16Stockton Dirt Track
Stockton, Calif.
Sat. March 17Stockton Dirt Track
Stockton, Calif.
Wed. March 21Placerville Speedway
Placerville, Calif.
Fri. March 23Ocean Speedway
Watsonville, Calif.
Sat. March 24Bakersfield Speedway
Bakersfield, Calif.
Sat. April 7Arizona Speedway
Queen Creek, Ariz.
Fri. April 13Jacksonville Speedway
Jacksonville, Ill.
Sat. April 14Tri-State Speedway
Haubstadt, Ind.
Fri. April 20Riverside International Speedway
West Memphis, Ark.
Sat. April 21Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, Mo.
Fri. April 27Devil's Bowl Speedway
Mesquite, Texas
Sat. April 28Devil's Bowl Speedway
Mesquite, Texas
Fri. May 4Lake Ozark Speedway
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Sat. May 5Salina Highbanks Speedway
Salina, Okla.
Fri. May 11Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Sat. May 12Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Wed. May 16Lincoln Speedway
Abbottstown, Pa.
Fri. May 18Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sat. May 19Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Tues. May 22TBA
Fri. May 25The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, N.C.
Sat. May 26TBA
Mon. May 28Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Wed. May 30Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fairbury, Ill.
Fri. June 1I-96 Speedway
Lake Odessa, Mich.
Sat. June 2Wilmot Raceway
Wilmot, Wis.
Thurs. June 7Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, Minn.
Fri. June 8Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, Minn.
Sat. June 9Jackson Motorplex
Jackson, Minn.
Fri. June 15River Cities Speedway
Grand Forks, N.D.
Sun. June 17Nodak Speedway
Minot, N.D.
Wed. June 20TBA
Fri. June 22Farley Speedway
Farley, Iowa
Sat. June 23Beaver Dam Raceway
Beaver Dam, Wis.
Fri. June 29Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Sat. June 30Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Fri. July 6Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, Wis.
Sat. July 7Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, Wis.
Tues. July 10Attica Raceway Park
Attica, Ohio
Thurs. July 12Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Fri. July 13Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Sat. July 14Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Tues. July 17Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, Pa.
Fri. July 20Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sat. July 21Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Mon. July 23Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken, Ont.
Tues. July 24Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken, Ont.
Fri. July 27Ransomville Speedway
Ransomville, N.Y.
Sun. July 29Weedsport Speedway
Weedsport, N.Y.
Fri. Aug. 3Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, Mo.
Sat. Aug. 4Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Pevely, Mo.
Wed. Aug. 8Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Thurs. Aug. 9Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Fri. Aug. 10Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Sat. Aug. 11Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville, Iowa
Fri. Aug. 17River Cities Speedway
Grand Forks, N.D.
Sat. Aug. 18Red River Valley Speedway
West Fargo, N.D.
Fri. Aug. 24Black Hills Speedway
Rapid City, S.D.
Sat. Aug. 25TBA
Fri. Aug. 31Skagit Speedway
Alger, Wash.
Sat. Sept. 1Skagit Speedway
Alger, Wash.
Mon. Sept. 3Grays Harbor Raceway
Elma, Wash.
Wed. Sept. 5Willamette Speedway
Lebanon, Ore.
Fri. Sept. 7Silver Dollar Speedway
Chico, Calif.
Sat. Sept. 8Silver Dollar Speedway
Chico, Calif.
Fri. Sept. 14Calistoga Speedway
Calistoga, Calif.
Sat. Sept. 15Calistoga Speedway
Calistoga, Calif.
Fri. Sept. 21Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Sat. Sept. 22Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, Pa.
Fri. Sept. 28Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sat. Sept. 29Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Sat. Oct. 6Fulton Speedway
Fulton, N.Y.
Sat. Oct. 13Terre Haute Action Track
Terre Haute, Ind.
Sun. Oct. 14Eldora Speedway
Rossburg, Ohio
Fri. Oct. 19Lakeside Speedway
Kansas City, Kan.
Sat. Oct. 20Dodge City Raceway Park
Dodge City, Kan.
Fri. Oct. 26Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, Pa.
Sat. Oct. 27Port Royal Speedway
Port Royal, Pa.
Thurs. Nov. 1The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, N.C.
Fri. Nov. 2The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, N.C.
Sat. Nov. 3The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Concord, N.C.