Both races will be key points in the champion and Rookie of the Year battles, as the title hunts tighten up every week on the road to the championship determining World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 2-5.
MIKE DUVALL MEMORIAL – Friday, Sept. 30
Track: Cherokee Speedway
Location: Gaffney, SC
To Win: $10,000
Latest Winner: Max Blair
Notables: The Mike Duvall Memorial will mark the Series’ third trip to the 3/8-mile speedway in 2022. The previous two races in March saw two first time Cherokee winners with the Series – Michael Brown won the first race, and 2022 Rookie of the Year contender Max Blair won the second.
Blair will be eager to find Victory Lane again as he and Tanner English are in a tight battle for Rookie of the Year honors.
In the three years prior, Georgia’s Brandon Overton has dominated at Cherokee during the fall, sweeping the fall doubleheader last year and picking up the October wins in 2020 and 2019.
South Carolina’s Ross Bailes will be a strong local contender, finishing second to Blair in March and earning his first career World of Outlaws victory at the track in 2019. In total, he has 12 victories at Cherokee.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS @ SENOIA – Saturday, Oct. 1
Track: Senoia Raceway
Location: Senoia, GA
To Win: $10,000
Latest Winner: Ashton Winger
Notables: The World of Outlaws returned to the 3/8-mile Senoia Raceway for the first time since 2018 last year, with home state hero Ashton Winger picking up the victory.
Putting on a show for the Georgia fans, Winger put on a show, holding off 2018 Senoia winner Chris Madden for the win.
Current Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. finished seventh at Senoia last year and will be aiming for more this year as he on a potential path to his first World of Outlaws championship. Tanner English, currently sitting second in points, has been chipping away at his points lead, though, improving every race and recently scoring his first two World of Outlaws victories.
Georgia-native Shane Clanton, the 2015 World of Outlaws champion, has seven wins at his home state track but will be searching for his first with the World of Outlaws.
If you can’t make it to the tracks, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.