At A Glance: California Native Paul McMahan Returns Home to Silver Dollar and Antioch
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Silver Dollar Speedway for the Mini Gold Cup on Saturday and Antioch Speedway on Sunday
CONCORD, N.C. - March 25, 2015 - These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State.
"It's where I grew up, all my family is still here pretty much," said McMahan, who hails from Elk Grove, Calif. "I always enjoy coming back here. I get to see a lot of friends I don't get see much during the season. I get to race with guys that I raced with back when I was in California so it's always good time. I get to go to racetracks I really enjoy going to."Read more: At A Glance: McMahan Returns Home
The World of Outlaws invade the ‘Action track by the Delta’ this Sunday night with Antioch Speedway showcase
Antioch, CA – March 24, 2015…With it already being an immensely entertaining start to the season the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Antioch Speedway this Sunday evening March 29 for the sixth ever appearance at the always action packed bullring.
Last year’s event produced the closest finish in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series history when Kerry Madsen edged out two-time King of the West Series champion Kyle Hirst by just .005 seconds. "I felt like I was doing it comfortably and managing traffic pretty well, but I just got bottled up there and he got a run," Madsen said. "I was pretty lucky to get away with that one. You definitely had to maneuver through traffic well, because cars were everywhere during the main event."Read more: Outlaws Invade Antioch Speedway
The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes’ passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing’s premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world.
A master showman and promoter, Earl first built Eldora into a legendary speedway and then added high-paying crown jewel events for sprint cars and dirt late models alike to draw the sport’s superstars. Fans flocked, and continue to do so today.
Earl also made a home for DIRTcar UMP racing from its inception. It’s championship Fall Nationals for UMP Modifieds and Late Models remains one of the track’s biggest weekends each fall.
Above all, Earl’s passion for entertaining fans, treating competitors right, and putting on a show for everybody involved helped to spur an entire generation of future promoters. Us included. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to Berneice and the entire Baltes family.
A statement from the World of Outlaws regarding the finish of Saturday night's series event the Stockton Dirt Track:
World of Outlaws officials reviewed the dramatic conclusion to last night's event including analysis of video from the DIRTVision camera and video provided by Sprint Car Stats, review of available photographs and confirmation of the visual line scoring. As a result of the review, the finish stands as posted.
The unique configuration of the Stockton Dirt Track, built inside an operating horse racing facility, requires a temporary flag stand and scoring loop placement. The scoring loop acts as the start/finish lane and is often marked on the outside retaining wall. The portable flagstand and lack of an outside wall does not make the loop location apparent. In the Saturday night event, the portable flagstand is slightly forward of the loop and both the loop and flagstand are past the center of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds victory circle and the scoreboard where it may be assumed.
The World of Outlaws has utilized electronic AMB scoring since 1998.
Shane Stewart leads the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series into the Stockton Dirt Track This Weekend
With eight races complete this season Shane Stewart sits atop the World of Outlaws standings going into this Saturday & Sunday at the Stockton Dirt Track. The Bixby, Oklahoma wheel-man maintains a 21-point advantage over six-time titlist Donny Schatz coming into the FVP Western Spring Shootout.
Stewart is in his first full year campaigning the Larson/Marks Racing No. 2 Sprinter with the Greatest Show on Dirt and earned an Outlaw win on opening night in Las Vegas a few weeks back. The car is co-owned by current NASCAR Sprint Cup star & former Stockton Dirt Track winner Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, CA native captured the inaugural World of Outlaws event in Stockton.Read more: Stewart Leads Outlaws Into Stockton
Saldana Builds Consistency, Needs a Little Racing Luck Heading into the FVP Western Spring Shootout
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on the FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday
CONCORD, N.C. - March 18, 2015 - Through eight World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events so far this season, eight different winners have stood in victory lane - a feat that has not occurred since 1995. While there is some level of parity at the top every night, the consistency of a few is driving the narrative and showing who the contenders might be as the series works its way through the season.
One driver who has consistently been up front and battling for wins in 2015 is Joey Saldana. While the veteran driver has not yet scored his first win of the season, he has confidence that his Motter Motorsports team is providing him what he needs to get there.Read more: At A Glance: Saldana Strides to Stockton
Brown looks for California Gold at FVP Western Spring Shootout in Stockton
STOCKTON, Calif. - March 17, 2015 - Blackjack Brian Brown will carry the flagship colors for FVP Performance at this weekend's FVP Western Spring Shootout. Brown recently captured his 2nd career World of Outlaws victory, which came at the Tuscon Raceway in Arizona just a couple weeks back. The Grain Valley, Missouri wheel-man claimed last November's World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte for his first ever series win.
Brown has climbed the ladder to become one of the very best in the business and will be searching for his first California triumph at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday & Sunday. Last season he raced to 14 overall wins, including the Knoxville 360 Nationals and the Front Row Challenge. He also ran second at the Knoxville Nationals for the third straight season.Read more: Brown looks for Gold at Stockton
At A Glance: Shark Racing Heads West in Second World of Outlaws Season
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series joins the King of the West Series at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13 and 14
TULARE, Calif. - March 11, 2015 - This time last year, Shark Racing had its fair share of doubters. Could the team make it west? If it could, could it make it the full season?
After a year of proving the critics wrong, Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen lead their family owned team into its second full World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season and second West Coast spring swing.
"We knew that there were people who were going to doubt us," said Schuchart, who stunned Thunderbowl Raceway fans last year by grabbing a pole one night and a runner-up finish to Rico Abreu the next. "There are always going to be people who are going to doubt us... You just do what feels right and go out and do your best."Read more: At A Glance: Shark Racing Heads West
Tulare, CA – March 9, 2015…A milestone season packed full of special shows & historic events will kick-off for the King of the West Sprint Car Series at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway this Friday & Saturday, in what will be the first ever co-sanctioned weekend with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
Since originally starting out as the Golden State 410 Series in 1986, this season marks the 30th anniversary for what is now known as the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. The tour will once again will be held under the leadership of John Prentice & Brent Kaeding, who begin their second full season managing the series.Read more: King of the West Opens Season with World of Outlaws
Tulare, CA – March 3, 2015…The smell of methanol & the euphoric sound of racing engines returns to Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway next week, as the 2015 season kicks-off in style with the World of Outlaws & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on March 13 & 14. Along with WOO & KWS, each night will also showcase the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, while Saturday finds the Western RaceSaver Sprints making their debut.
To purchase your tickets for the big weekend at Steve Faria’s Thunderbowl Raceway contact the track box office at (559) 688-0909. The front gate will open at 4pm both nights with racing scheduled to fire-off around 7pm. All seating is reserved during the double-header weekend with Bleacher tickets costing $40 and Grandstands seats $45 each night. A seating chart is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.comRead more: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off 2015 in a big way with the World of Outlaws &...