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2017 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule Announced

From Brendan Capria

CONCORD, N.C. (December 8, 2016) -The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series solidifies its 2017 season not only on familiar grounds – visiting some of the most storied tracks nationwide – but also by adding three new tracks to an already big stage.

The series is scheduled to visit 25 states and one province for its upcoming season. Notably, the Greatest Show on Dirt will leave its usual tracks at some of dirt racing’s most prestigious venues.

The grand introduction of the Outlaws’ 40th season will be at the DIRTcar Nationals from February 17-19 at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. In the event’s 45th running, the Sprints will be accompanied by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series, among others. All divisions will be seeking the coveted “Big Gator” trophy, along with bragging rights to start off the season.

As usual, the season will be headlined by its stops at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway and Williams Grove (Pa.) Speedway. Eldora will host six days of action-packed racing, including the #LetsRaceTwo blockbuster show May 12-13 and Kings Royal to conclude a triple-header on July 15. Williams Grove Speedway will host seven days of racing, including the Champion Racing Oil National Open from September 28-30.

A highly anticipated mid-season event will feature Sprint car’s cream of the crop, as the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals hits the scene August 9-12 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. The Outlaws will seek to extend the event’s storied 57-year history with yet another barn-burner for the books. Last season series regular Jason Johnson celebrated an emotional victory, beating out superstar Donny Schatz for a night to remember.

Traditionally, the Outlaws have invaded Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Shootout in April. However, in the series’ 26th year making the stop, the event at the stoic half-mile has moved forward to September 15-16 in hopes of more reliable weather. This will be the first time the Outlaws return to Calistoga for an early-September race weekend since 2007.

Continuing a streak of 15 stops in Canada since 2011, the series will make its annual stop at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. Schatz, the reigning race champion, has won the show three times since the series’ inaugural stop in 2007.

Tracks making their debut in the series include: Gator Motorplex (Tex.), Cocopah (Ariz.) Speedway and West Liberty (Iowa) Speedway.

The series will make a cameo appearance at “Racing’s Biggest Party” in the Northeast to headline Fulton Speedway’s Saturday Night Special. The sprint car showdown on October 2 will be a part of the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week in Upstate New York.

To conclude a rigorous 90-plus race schedule, the Outlaws will settle the points championship at the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals from November 2-4. Last season, Schatz solidified his eighth championship campaign at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, a series best. Not only was a champion crowned in front of a jam-packed crowd, but the three-day extravaganza also decided the final finish for a narrow points battle between the following three positions in points.

The complete 2017 schedule is listed below and can be found at www.WoOSprint.com. Tickets for select events are on-sale now at dirtcar.ticketforce.com or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849).

2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Schedule
*Tentative schedule – subject to change

Date Track City State
Friday, February 17, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Sunday, February 19, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
Friday, March 03, 2017 Lone Star Speedway Kilgore Texas
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Gator Motorplex Willis Texas
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Las Vegas Nevada
Friday, March 10, 2017 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Las Vegas Nevada
Friday, March 17, 2017 Stone Chevrolet Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare California
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Stone Chevrolet Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare California
Friday, March 24, 2017 Stockton Dirt Track Stockton California
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Stockton Dirt Track Stockton California
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Placerville Speedway Placerville California
Friday, March 31, 2017 Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds Hanford California
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Perris Auto Speedway Perris California
Friday, April 07, 2017 Cocopah Speedway Yuma Arizona
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek Arizona
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Arizona Speedway Queen Creek Arizona
Friday, April 14, 2017 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite Texas
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite Texas
Friday, April 21, 2017 Riverside International Speedway West Memphis Arkansas
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Friday, April 28, 2017 Plymouth Speedway Plymouth Indiana
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt Indiana
Friday, May 05, 2017 Missouri State Fair Speedway Sedalia Missouri
Saturday, May 06, 2017 81 Speedway Park City Kansas
Friday, May 12, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Lincoln Speedway Abbotstown Pennsylania
Friday, May 19, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Weedsport Speedway Weedsport New York
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 New Egypt Speedway New Egypt New Jersey
Friday, May 26, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Monday, May 29, 2017 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg Indiana
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Friday, June 02, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Jackson Motorplex Jackson Minnesota
Friday, June 09, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxvillle Iowa
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Eagle Raceway Eagle Nebraska
Friday, June 16, 2017 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks North Dakota
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Red River Valley Speedway West Fargo North Dakota
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids Minnesota
Friday, June 23, 2017 West Liberty Raceway West Liberty Iowa
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam Wisconsin
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley Minnesota
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon South Dakota
Sunday, July 02, 2017 Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon South Dakota
Friday, July 07, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond Wisconsin
Saturday, July 08, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond Wisconsin
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Attica Raceway Park Attica Ohio
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Friday, July 14, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Lernerville Speedway Sarver Pennsylania
Friday, July 21, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Ransomville Speedway Ransomville New York
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 28, 2017 Hartford Speedway Hartford Michigan
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot Wisconsin
Friday, August 04, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely Missouri
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Friday, August 11, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Iowa
Friday, August 18, 2017 River Cities Speedway Grand Forks North Dakota
Sunday, August 20, 2017 NoDak Speedway Minot North Dakota
Friday, August 25, 2017 Black Hills Speedway Rapid City South Dakota
Saturday, August 26, 2017 BMP Speedway Shepherd Montana
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Central Washington State Fair Raceway Yakima Washington
Friday, September 01, 2017 Skagit Speedway Alger Washington
Saturday, September 02, 2017 Skagit Speedway Alger Washington
Monday, September 04, 2017 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma Washington
Wednesday September 06, 2017 Willamette Speedway Lebanon Oregon
Friday, September 08, 2017 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico California
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Silver Dollar Speedway Chico California
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 TBA
Friday, September 15, 2017 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga California
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Calistoga Speedway Calistoga California
Friday, September 22, 2017 Eldora Speedway Rossburg Ohio
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Lernerville Speedway Sarver Pennsylania
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Friday, September 29, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Williams Grove Speedway Williams Grove Pennsylania
Friday, October 06, 2017 TBA
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Fulton Speedway Fulton New York
Friday, October 13, 2017 TBA
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal Pennsylania
Friday, October 20, 2017 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City Kansas
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina Oklahoma
Friday, October 27, 2017 Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City Kansas
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City Kansas
Thursday, November 02, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Friday, November 03, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
Saturday, November 04, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina