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    World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series 2017 Schedule Announced

    The series is scheduled to visit 21 States and one province in the 2017 season

    CONCORD, N.C.- December 9, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is set to embark on its 14th season since regrouping in 2004. The national tour – loaded with some of dirt late model racing’s heaviest hitters – will travel 21 states and one Canadian province in 2017.

    The 2017 series schedule features 58 nights of fender-to-fender racing, and the Outlaws will revisit 20 tracks from last season’s tour. Notably, the Outlaws will resume their international stretch through Canada; they have made a total of six stops at Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway and Brighton (Ont.) Speedway since 2012.

    The series will kick-off the season at Screven (Ga.) Motorsports Park as usual. The Winter Freeze VII on February 17-18 in has been the first stop in four of the last five seasons. Thereon, the late model series will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds for the prestigious 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Each series will battle for the coveted “Big Gator” trophy from February 23-25.

    Within the schedule lies some of dirt late model’s most prestigious events. Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway appears on the schedule four times, and three of those nights make up the fiery Firecracker 100 weekend from June 22-24. Last year during the preliminary races, 2015 Rookie of the Year Brandon Overton was able to land his first career series win. An emotional Overton climbed out of the car in victory lane, paying tribute to his father’s efforts in helping him get to this point in his career.

    Also on tap is the Prairie Dirt Classic from July 28-29 at Fairbury American Legion (Ill.) Speedway. The 1/4-mile, semi-banked clay oval has been a landing spot for the World of Outlaws since 2013. There, the Outlaws will join late model’s best drivers to build on the 28-year history of the Illinois classic.

    Another key component to a wide variety of events is the 30th annual USA Nationals from August 3-5 in New Richmond, Wis. The 3/8-mile oval has been a mainstay since the series’ conception in 1988, and offered a season-defining $50,000 payout to the winner last season.

    Seven tracks will debut in the series, including: The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (Ill.) Raceway, Salina Highbanks (Okla.) Speedway, Cherokee (S.C.) Speedway, Senoia (Ga.) Raceway, Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, Oshkosh SpeedZone (Wisc.) Raceway, and Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

    With close ties to The Dirt Oval at Route 66, series regular Frank Heckenast Jr. will make his homecoming to a track that has not seen the presence of a late model in nearly 15 years. The track President, Sherri Heckenast, is the sister of Frankfort, Ill. driver.

    The 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Championship will be sealed at the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 2-4.

    “We are really excited to have the opportunity to visit so many new places with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series,” said Late Model Series Director Tim Christman. “Every week we challenge drivers on their own turf to prove that we run with the best drivers out there, so visiting new tracks this season will help bring more local drivers and different competition to our stage.”

    The complete 2017 schedule is listed below and can be found at www.WoOLMS.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 Late Model Series Schedule

    *Tentative schedule – subject to change

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    Track

     

     

    City

     

     

    State

    Friday, February 17, 2017 Screven Motorsports Park Sylvania Georgia
    Saturday, February 18, 2017 Screven Motorsports Park Sylvania Georgia
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
    Friday, February 24, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
    Saturday, February 25, 2017 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville Florida
    Friday, March 24, 2017 Columbus Speedway Columbus Mississippi
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 I-30 Speedway Little Rock Arkansas
    Sunday, March 26, 2017 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore Texas
    Friday, March 31, 2017 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City Illinois
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City Illinois
    April 7-8, 2017 Scheduled Weather Weekend    
    Friday, April 28, 2017 Lakeside Speedway Kansas City Kansas
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina Oklahoma
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 TBA    
    Friday, May 5, 2017 Cherokee Speedway Gaffney South Carolina
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 Fayetteville Motor Speedway Fayetteville North Carolina
    Friday, May 12, 2017 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel Tennessee
    Saturday, May 13, 2017 Smoky Mountain Speedway Maryville Tennessee
    Friday, May 26, 2017 Atomic Speedway Chillicothe Ohio
    Saturday, May 27, 2017 Wayne County Speedway Orrville Ohio
    Sunday, May 28, 2017 Tyler County Speedway Middlebourne West Virginia
    Friday, June 2, 2017 Tazewell Speedway Tazewell Tennessee
    Saturday, June 3, 2017 Senoia Raceway Senoia Georgia
    Saturday June 17, 2017 Brighton Speedway Park Brighton Ontario, Canada
    Sunday June 18, 2017 Cornwall Motor Speedway Cornwall Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 McKean County Raceway Smethport Pennsylvania
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 Lernervillle Speedway Sarver Pennsylvania
    Friday, June 23, 2017 Lernervillle Speedway Sarver Pennsylvania
    Saturday, June 24, 2017 Lernervillle Speedway Sarver Pennsylvania
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
    Friday, June 30, 2017 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute Indiana
    Saturday, July 1, 2017 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I 55 Pevely Missouri
    Friday, July 7, 2017 TBA    
    Saturday, July 8, 2017 Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley Minnesota
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie Minnesota
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 Hibbing Raceway Hibbing Minnesota
    Friday, July 14, 2017 River Cities Raceway Grand Forks North Dakota
    Saturday, July 15, 2017 North Central Speedway Brainerd Minnesota
    Friday, July 28, 2017 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury Illinois
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury Illinois
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway Oshkosh Wisconsin
    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Shawano Speedway Shawano Wisconsin
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway Richmond Wisconsin
    Friday, August 4, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway Richmond Wisconsin
    Saturday, August 5, 2017 Cedar Lake Speedway Richmond Wisconsin
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 Georgetown Speedway Georgetown Delaware
    Friday, August 18, 2017 TBA Possible Rain date    
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal Pennsylvania
    Sunday, August 20, 2017 Eriez Speedway Erie Pennsylvania
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 Merritt Speedway Lake City Michigan
    Sunday, August 27, 2017 Merritt Speedway Lake City Michigan
    Friday, September 1, 2017 TBA    
    Saturday, September 2, 2017 Lernerville Speedway Sarver Pennsylvania
    Sunday, September 3, 2017 Selinsgrove Speedway Selinsgrove Pennsylvania
    Friday, October 13, 2017 Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway Joliet Illinois
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
    Friday, November 3, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord North Carolina

     

     

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