020516 SC Racing Electronics

World Racing Group and Racing Electronics Announce “Scanner Up” Program

Unprecedented move in dirt track racing will allow fans more at-track options on race day

CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 5, 2016 – World Racing Group will expand its partnership with Racing Electronics in 2016 to bring fans even closer to the racing action at World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series events.

Starting at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., fans will be able to listen directly to driver receiver communication, race control and the announcers for all three series, Johnny Gibson, Shane Andrews, Matt Prieur and Rick Eschelman.

Read more: "Scanner Up" Program Now Available

020416 Craftsman News Reaction

Pittman, Johnson and Stewart React to the News of Craftsman Joining the World of Outlaws as Title Sponsor

CONCORD, N.C. - Feb. 4, 2016 - On Monday, the World of Outlaws and Craftsman®, America's most trusted tool brand, announced a three-title sponsorship agreement for both Outlaws series.

As the news spread, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers reacted to the news of the new partner for the 2016 season and beyond.

Jason Johnson, the 2015 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award winner, said the news was sensational for the sport.

Read more: Drivers React to Craftsman® News

020416 Thunderbowl PRE

Thunderbowl Raceway kicks-off season with a World of Outlaws & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned event March 11 & 12

TULARE, Calif. - Feb. 3, 2016 - It's become an annual tradition each season to open the campaign at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invading the one-third mile clay oval. Adding to the excitement for the second straight year is the fact that the California based King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will co-sanction each night with the "Greatest Show on Dirt" Friday & Saturday March 11 & 12.

This season marks the 13th overall year that Thunderbowl Raceway will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The inaugural event occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana scored the victory over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's Tim Shaffer and local favorite Jason Meyers from Clovis. In six of the past seven years there has been at least one California native who has tasted victory with the World of Outlaws in Tulare.

Last year's double header saw a Golden State sweep, with San Jose's Tim Kaeding winning on opening night, while Rutherford's Rico Abreu scored the $10,000 top prize on Saturday. For Kaeding it was his fourth career World of Outlaws win at the Thunderbowl and for Abreu it marked the second consecutive year he claimed the Saturday finale at the track. Overall it was Abreu's fifth career victory at the Thunderbowl, which is also the track he earned his first ever King of the West triumph at in 2012.

Read more: Thunderbowl Kicks Off with Outlaws

Statement From Eldora Speedway Regarding Craftsman Sponsorship of the World of Outlaws

ROSSBURG, Ohio (February 1, 2016) – Sears and the Craftsman brand, America's most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws.

The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the "World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series" and "World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series." This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on May 6-7 for the #LetsRaceTwo, July 14-15-16 for the 33rd Kings Royal weekend and September 23 for the first night of the 35th Four Crown Nationals.

Read more: Eldora Speedway's Statement Regarding Craftsman Sponsorship

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The Craftsman® Brand Returns to Motorsports as Title Sponsor of the World of Outlaws

Sears® and Craftsman® Brand Sign Three-year Agreement That Renames the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Feb. 1, 2016 - Sears® and the Craftsman® brand, America's most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®.

The three-year agreement, which begins immediately, renames the two premier series in dirt track racing to the "World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series" and "World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series." This is the first time the two top series in grassroots motorsports have shared a title sponsor.

"The Craftsman brand has been trusted for generations by those who take pride in working on their car," said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands at Sears Holdings. "Our Craftsman Club members are passionate about building, improving and even racing their own cars. That's why we're excited for the Craftsman brand and Sears to team up with the World of Outlaws, which has over one million fans who are working on their cars every week and reaches tens of thousands of racers who are competing at dirt tracks across the country. These individuals exemplify what it means to be a craftsman and we are honored to be part of their lives as the title sponsor of the World of Outlaws."

Read more: Craftsman® Brand To Title World of Outlaws

013116 DCN WoOSprint New Teams

Saldana, Gravel and McMahan Find New Homes for 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals

Drivers look to continue success with new teams in 2016 

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 31, 2016 - As the 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series prepares to kick off the season, Joey Saldana, David Gravel and Paul McMahan will be traveling to the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in different haulers than they did last year.

Saldana makes the move to Roth Motorsports in 2016. He drove for the team during his rookie season in 1996, winning the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award and finishing 11th in the championship standings.

"Dennis and Teresa Roth came to me with this opportunity, which allows me to stay full-time in the World of Outlaws - which I love being a part of - and continue with a great engine program," Saldana said. "I've used Rick Long's engines for the last 10 years and everything builds around a great engine package.

Read more: Finding New Homes for 2016

Discount tickets available at O’Reilly Auto Parts for World of Outlaws hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway on February 27

BAYTOWN, Texas - January 28, 2016 - Discount tickets are now available for purchase at local participating O'Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Houston area, as O'Reilly Auto Parts Presents the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series hosted by Kasey Kahne at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Saturday, February 27. Each ticket purchased at an O'Reilly Auto Parts location will feature a special $5 discount. Tickets buyers will exchange their O'Reilly receipt for tickets at the Main Grandstand ticket booth on race day.

Read more: Discount Tickets Available at Royal Purple

012816 Arizona Speedway Release

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Returns to Phoenix for First Time Since 2009

Series takes on Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. for the NAPA Desert Shootout on March 6

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 28, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and NAPA Auto Parts are returning the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' to Phoenix for the first time since 2009 with the NAPA Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway on Sunday, March 6.

The high-banked, third-mile dirt oval in Queen Creek, Ariz. is hosting the series for the first time ever. It is one of four tracks this season that are hosting a World of Outlaws event for the first time.

"Arizona Speedway is a great addition to the World of Outlaws schedule," said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. "We are excited to partner with NAPA Auto Parts to return the series to the Phoenix market after a six season absence. We look forward to a great event for fans and NAPA customers and associates alike."

Read more: Outlaws To Take on Arizona Speedway

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DIRTVision.com Unveils New Look, Premieres Free On-Demand Video

Site now gives fans access to free on-demand video as well as pay-per-view and live audio

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 28, 2016 - DIRTVision.com, the online destination for race fans to watch and listen to World of Outlaws and DIRTcar events, kicks off 2016 with a new look and, for the first time ever in dirt track racing, a free on-demand video archive that will feature current and historic races.

DIRTVision On Demand, a free service available to all DIRTVision members, launches with more than 130 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races, including DIRTVision and previously televised broadcast shows dating back to 2005 and select historic events covering the previous three decades. The ever-expanding free archive will add a majority of 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races within one week of the event as well as select World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series races.

Read more: New Look, New Free On Demand at DIRTVision

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Final 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule Released

Schedule is set as teams gear up for DIRTcar Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. - Jan. 27, 2016 - The final dates for the 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season have been set as the series gears up to kick off during DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in two weeks.

In all, the 2016 season will feature 91 races at 54 different tracks in 25 states and one Canadian province. Four tracks will be making inaugural appearances on the schedule while another 11 return after absences.

For the first time since 2005, the World of Outlaws heads to Colorado as it takes on El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. It is the first time the series has ever taken on the quarter-mile track, 35 miles east of Colorado Springs.

Read more: Final 2016 Schedule Released

 

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