Two-night event features races on 1/4-mile, 1/2-mile dirt ovals
DAVENPORT, IA — Over the past few months, race fans have felt like their worlds have been turned inside out. Well, Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series is going to make that feeling a reality at Davenport Speedway.
On Friday, May 29, the racing will be on Davenport’s quarter-mile bullring inside the infield, then Saturday, May 30, “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” will max their horsepower on Davenport’s big high-speed outer half-mile dirt oval. One facility, two tracks, two nights, and two completely different challenges.
Given current restrictions on mass gatherings, fans won’t be able to attend either night, but all of the action from both nights will be broadcast on DIRTVision.
“We’ve been floating this idea around for a while, so I’m particularly excited for this weekend,” World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Director Casey Shuman said. “Obviously, first and foremost is the safety and well-being of our drivers, teams, staff and fans right now. We’ve done a lot of planning and coordinating with the crew at Davenport and Iowa officials to make sure we handle this the right way. I know it’s not ideal without fans, but DIRTVision will have a great broadcast lined up to keep everyone involved.”
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series has visited Davenport Speedway on four occasions — Brian Birkhofer (2004), Brian Harris (2007), Chad Simpson (2018) and Jimmy Owens (2019) are previous winners at the Iowa track.
This weekend (May 22-23), the World of Outlaws Late Models will be at Jackson (MN) Motorplex for the Drydene Double Down Invitational. Points races on Friday and Saturday include a $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start finale LIVE on DIRTVision.
Stay tuned to worldofoutlaws.com and @WoOLateModels on social media for the latest information such as registration forms, competitor notes, participant snapshot, order of events, and any additional information on the World of Outlaws event at Davenport Speedway.
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.