After the closest three-way points race in World of Outlaws history in 2009, the 2010 season is shaping up to be another of the most competitive in series history.
Drivers will compete nearly 80 times from coast-to-coast as well as in Canada in the coming year, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 2010 schedule was released at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Orlando, Florida on Friday. The nine-plus month tour kicks off at Volusia Speedway Park with the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, February 5-7 and wraps up with the 4th Annual World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway, November 4-6.
Among the multi-day marquee events that dot the 2010 calendar include the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway, the 2nd Annual Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway, along with the tradition rich Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway, the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove, the World Finals and Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, in addition to the inaugural Hall of Fame Classic at Knoxville Raceway.
After a very successful debut in 2009, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway will again feature Twin 30-lap races in 2010, with the driver scoring the best average finish of the two races earning the overall Silver Cup Title, one of the crown jewels of the sport.
The 2nd Annual Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri is scheduled for August 6-7 at the always racy high-banked bullring, with $20,000 awaiting the winner after the 55-lap finale.
The World of Outlaws will make their first of two trips to California in early March, for a two-day event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on March 5-6, followed by the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12-13, before a return to the Golden State in September for the 57th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.
The inaugural three-day Hall of Fame Classic at the legendary Knoxville Raceway will be contested on June 3-5 in conjunction with the annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction ceremonies that same weekend.
Also highlighting the 2010 schedule will be a number of events run in conjunction with NASCAR weekends, including at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 26, which will mark the second consecutive season the series had competed at the half-mile in the desert. The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway will host the World of Outlaws on May 28 as part of their spring NASCAR event. Also back on the schedule is the ultra-high-banked and blazing fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on March 19-20 which is just a stone's throw from Bristol Motor Speedway where NASCAR will be racing that same weekend.
Inaugural events in 2010 for the World of Outlaws will be held at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada on July 27 as well as at Junction Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska on June 25 and Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pennsylvania on May 30.
With the addition of the event at Autodrome Drummond, the World of Outlaws will visit three tracks in three different Canadian Provinces, with Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario hosting a two-night event on July 30-31, as well as Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, hosting a two-night show on August 27-28.
The World of Outlaws will also return to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the first time since 2003 on June 25, as well as visiting Fulton Speedway in New York for the first time since 2006 on August 3 and will also return to Sedalia State Fair Speedway in Missouri on June 16 as well as North Central Speedway in Minnesota on July 3 after a one year absence from both of those facilities.
The “Month of Money” kicks off with the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park on July 14, before moving to Eldora Speedway for the Knight Before the Kings Royal and the $50,000 Kings Royal on July 16-17. The series then heads to Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin 30's on July 20. The Summer Nationals at the famed Williams Grove Speedway follows on July 23-24. The “Month of Money” will wrap up at I-55 Raceway in Missouri with the 2nd Annual Ironman 55 on August 6-7.
The 2010 Gold Rush Tour will take the World of Outlaws to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton for the 4th Annual Oil City Cup on August 27-28, before heading south for a stop at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon on September 1. The series travels north to Skagit Speedway in Washington on September 3-4 and will celebrate Labor Day at Grays Harbor Raceway on September 6 with the following day serving as the raindate. The 57th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions follows at Silver Dollar Speedway in California, September 9-11 with $50,000 awaiting the winner again in 2010.
Tracks that hosted the World of Outlaws in 2009 and will continue that tradition in 2010 include: Attica Raceway Park, Cedar Lake Speedway, Charter Raceway Park, Clay County Fair Speedway, Deer Creek Speedway, Dodge City Raceway Park, which will host the two-day Boot Hill Showdown, Huset's Speedway, I-96 Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway, Lone Star Speedway, Paducah International Raceway, River Cities Speedway, which will host a two-day event in 2010, Tri-State Speedway in Indiana and Virginia Motor Speedway.
The World of Outlaws will take part in Super DIRT Week again in 2010 visiting Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on Saturday, October 9, after a standing room only crowd was on-hand in 2009 for the series return to the famed fall event.
The 2010 campaign will wrap up with the 4th Annual World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway which will again feature the World of Outlaws Late Models along with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds making their first appearance in the season ender.
Several additional races will be announced in the near future.
For the latest schedule information continue to check www.worldofoutlaws.com/sprint.
2010 World of Outlaws Schedule
Day Date Track City, State
Friday- February 5- Volusia Speedway Park- Barberville, FL
Saturday- February 6- Volusia Speedway Park- Barberville, FL
Sunday- February 7- Volusia Speedway Park- Barberville, FL
Friday- February 26- Las Vegas Motor Speedway- Las Vegas, NV
Friday- March 5- Thunderbowl Raceway- Tulare, CA
Saturday- March 6- Thunderbowl Raceway- Tulare, CA
Friday- March 12- Silver Dollar Speedway- Chico, CA
Saturday- March 13- Silver Dollar Speedway- Chico, CA
Friday- March 19- Volunteer Speedway- Bulls Gap, TN
Saturday- March 20- Volunteer Speedway- Bulls Gap, TN
Saturday- April 3- TBA
Saturday- April 10- TBA
Friday- April 16- Paducah Intl. Raceway- Paducah, KY
Saturday- April 17- I-55 Raceway- Pevely, MO
Friday- April 23- TBA
Saturday- April 24- Tri-State Speedway- Haubstadt, IN
Friday- April 30- TBA
Saturday- May 1- Lone Star Speedway- Kilgore, TX
Friday- May 7- Eldora Speedway- Rossburg, OH
Saturday- May 8- Eldora Speedway- Rossburg, OH
Thursday- May 13- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday- May 14- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday- May 15- Virginia Motor Speedway- Jamaica, VA
Friday- May 21- Attica Raceway Park- Attica, OH
Saturday- May 22- I-96 Speedway- Lake Odessa, MI
Friday- May 28- Lowe's Motor Speedway- Concord, NC
Sunday- May 30- Tri-City Speedway- Franklin, PA
Thursday- June 3- Knoxville Raceway- Knoxville, IA
Friday- June 4- Knoxville Raceway- Knoxville, IA
Saturday- June 5- Knoxville Raceway- Knoxville, IA
Friday- June 11- Dodge City Raceway Park- Dodge City, KS
Saturday- June 12- Dodge City Raceway Park- Dodge City, KS
Wednesday- June 16- Sedalia State Fair Speedway- Sedalia, MO
Friday- June 18- River Cities Speedway- Grand Forks, ND
Saturday- June 19- River Cities Speedway- Grand Forks, ND
Friday- June 25- Junction Motor Speedway- McCool Junction, NE
Saturday- June 26- Lakeside Speedway- Kansas City, KS
Thursday- July 1- Huset's Speedway- Brandon, SD
Saturday- July 3- North Central Speedway- Brainerd, MN
Thursday- July 8- TBA
Saturday- July 10- Charter Raceway Park - Beaver Dam, WI
Sunday- July 11 - Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI
Wednesday- July 14- Limaland Motorsports Park- Lima, OH
Friday- July 16- Eldora Speedway- Rossburg, OH
Saturday- July 17- Eldora Speedway- Rossburg, OH
Tuesday- July 20- Lernerville Speedway- Sarver, PA
Friday- July 23- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday- July 24- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Sunday- July 25 - Lebanon Valley Speedway- West Lebanon, NY
Tuesday- July 27 - Autodrome Drummond- Drummondville, QC
Friday- July 30- Ohsweken Speedway- Ohsweken, ON
Saturday- July 31- Ohsweken Speedway- Ohsweken, ON
Tuesday- August 3- Fulton Speedway- Fulton, NY
Friday- August 6- I-55 Raceway- Pevely, MO
Saturday- August 7- I-55 Raceway- Pevely, MO
Friday- August 20- TBA
Saturday- August 21- TBA
Friday- August 27- Castrol Raceway- Edmonton, AB
Saturday- August 28- Castrol Raceway- Edmonton, AB
Wednesday- September 1- Cottage Grove Speedway- Cottage Grove, OR
Friday- September 3- Skagit Speedway- Alger, WA
Saturday- September 4- Skagit Speedway- Alger, WA
Monday- September 6- Grays Harbor Raceway- Elma, WA
Thursday- September 9- Silver Dollar Speedway- Chico, CA
Friday- September 10- Silver Dollar Speedway- Chico, CA
Saturday- September 11- Silver Dollar Speedway- Chico, CA
Wednesday- September 15- Clay County Fair Speedway- Spencer, IA
Friday- September 17- TBA
Saturday- September 18- Deer Creek Speedway - Spring Valley, MN
Friday- September 24 Eldora Speedway- Rossburg, OH
Saturday- September 25 Lernerville Speedway- Sarver, PA
Friday- October 1- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday- October 2- Williams Grove Speedway- Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday- October 9- Rolling Wheels Raceway- Elbridge, NY
Friday- October 15- TBA
Saturday- October 16- TBA
Saturday- October 23- TBA
Friday- October 29- TBA
Saturday- October 30- TBA
Thursday- November 4- Lowe's Motor Speedway- Concord, NC
Friday- November 5- Lowe's Motor Speedway- Concord, NC
Saturday- November 6- Lowe's Motor Speedway- Concord, NC