and Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals
End of Year Must-See Events Close Out the 2017 Season Starting October 26th, 2017
CONCORD, N.C. - October 27, 2016 - World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing, in conjunction with Charlotte Motor Speedway, are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals and the OneDirt World Short Track Championship. The OneDirt World Short Track Championship will kick off two weeks of unforgettable short-track racing starting Thursday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 28. The Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals will close out the 2017 season from Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4.
The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship saw more than 300 entries with nine different divisions take on The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
SEASON FINALE: Larson Marks Racing will head to the track for the final time this season for the World Finals this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Because there are three classes with so many cars, Shane Stewart will be qualifying twice on Thursday to set him up for Friday and Saturday night's events.
2015 WORLD FINALS: After being the second-fastest qualifier on Friday night, Stewart finished second in his heat race and third in the dash. Unfortunately, a spindle broke during the feature event, resulting in a 25th-place finish. For the final race of the year, Stewart qualified fourth and won his heat race. After finishing fourth in the dash, he advanced two positions to finish in the runner-up spot.
Team gains momentum on the eve before season ending World Finals
CARLISLE, PA. - October 26, 2016 - Like the wind that rips across the plains, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team proved to be a strong force that the competitors of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series had to deal with.
With only four events remaining in the 2016 campaign, the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' made a stop at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kan. on Friday, October 21st. Gravel, the driver from Watertown, Conn. used Kistler Racing Engines power to lay down a lap in time trials that was good enough to secure him his seventh quick time award of the season.
Gravel remained perfect on the night by winning his heat race before gaining one spot in the Craftsman Club dash.
J&J Auto Racing Honored by World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
McKENZIE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2016) – Trey Starks doesn’t hail from the south, but the Washington state native most certainly looked as if he was a born and bred southerner in his sweep of the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) portion of the World Short Track Championships at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 21 – 22. Starks set quick time in qualifying on Friday and won the first USCS heat race to place himself at the front of the mix for Saturday’s finale.
Starks won the Scramble event on Saturday to lock himself into the pole position for the 25-lap feature event. Leading the event for the duration of the feature, Starks drove to his fourth USCS triumph of the 2016 racing season driving for team owner Jeff McCall and chassis builder J&J Auto Racing.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 25, 2016) - Caleb Helms earned his sixth top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Atomic Speedway during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.
Inclement weather forced Friday's on-track activities to be delayed, making the All Star season finale a one-day show. Helms kicked off Saturday's event timing in eighth quickest out of 48 sprint cars, which ranked fourth quickest in his group.
"We were actually one of the first cars to go to the top in qualifying," he said. "I wanted to get a good qualifying lap in first and then see what the high side would do, but it ended up working for us."
For the second week in a row, a strong qualifying effort put Helms on the pole of the heat race.
KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (Oct. 25, 2016) - A new car, a fresh engine and ideal weather conditions have Ryan Smith ready for this weekend's challenge.
Smith and the Warko Racing team will travel to Concord, N.C., to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the best sprint car drivers from around the globe this Thursday through Saturday during the 10th annual Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
"I'm really excited," he said. "We put this X-1 chassis together, just got the engine back from a rebuild and dyno testing, and the weather looks great down in Charlotte."
Last year the World Finals were plagued by persistent rain. On the first night Smith qualified 17th out of 58 cars, finished fifth in his heat race (only the top three advanced to the A Main) and ended fourth in the C Main.
York Springs, Pa. – Constructions crews from Lobar Inc. are busy constructing the new addition to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The building is expanding with the adding of a new wing.
The museum continues to grow and the ever-increasing donations are filling the current facility. The Eastern Museum of Motor racing embraces all form of motorized competition and this ambitious effort is straining the confines of the complex.
Due to the financial donations of those in the sport, the construction began on a new wing that will house the research area. The new addition will be on the west end of the current facility.
The greatly appreciated donations to the research facility created the need for a bigger room. The new room will have plenty of room to house all the current research materials. There will be extra room for future donations.
Plainfield, IN Tuesday October 25th, 2016 - The common household distinction between sprint car racing is does someone race wing or non wing. Both types of sprint car racing can be found throughout the US, New Zealand, and Australia. Wing versus non wing has heavy pockets of competition saturated across the country. The heart of non wing racing is throughout the state of Indiana and the heart of wing racing is primarily within Central Pennsylvania. California is a little different it plays the host for both wing and non wing competition alike. Although a California native where the opportunity to race either is prevalent Chad Boespflug chose the non wing path in his racing career. After relocating from the West Coast to the Midwest in 2007 Boespflug has called Indiana home for nearly the past decade chasing his passion of non wing sprint car racing.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 25, 2016) - Dale Blaney earned his 50th top 10 of the season last Saturday at Atomic Speedway during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.
While he finished the final All Star race with his series-best 34th top 10, it wasn't enough to overcome the 18-point deficit in the championship standings as the points leader ended one position better. Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team placed second in the championship standings - only 20 points out of the title.
"It was a tough night all together because of the rain they had," Blaney said. "Track conditions were brutal. Any time you have three reds during hot laps and one during qualifying it's a challenging night."
After enduring engine trouble on Friday night at Lakeside, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team looked to be on their way to a Top-10 finish at Salina Highbanks but a shredded right rear on the race’s final lap relegated the team to finishing in the 13th spot.
“We just keep working hard, and keep hoping that this stuff stops happening to us,” Paul McMahan said. “We have actually felt pretty good the last few weeks but unfortunately we have nothing to show for it.”