New Tracks, New Big Events, Fierce Competition Expected in 2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule

Series returns in 2016 with 93 events at 52 tracks in 24 states and one Canadian province 

INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2015 – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series announced its 2016 schedule today during the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. The season which has 93 scheduled dates and takes the series to 52 different tracks in 24 states and one Canadian province features new facilities, new big events and promises some of the fiercest competition in the nearly 40 year history of the series.

The Outlaws kick off their 2016 season at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, February 12 to 14, for DIRTcar Nationals. The annual tradition features three nights of racing at the world’s fastest half-mile dirt track. To the DIRTcar Nationals champion goes the coveted ‘Big Gator.’

That coveted prize is the first in a season that from February to late October includes some of the biggest events in sprint car racing – and in all of motorsports.

Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal expands to three days in 2016, July 14 to 16, with the addition of a new Thursday night kickoff event, the ‘Jokers Wild.’ The Ironman 55 returns to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 5 and 6 as series competitors work to prove who the strongest man is. Out west, the Outlaws battle the fierce competition in California at Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on September 9 and 10. In Pennsylvania, at the historic Williams Grove Speedway, the Outlaws battle the Posse during the expanded three-day, $50,000-to-win National Open.

The biggest event of them all though is the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, August 10 to 13. Reigning series champion and now nine-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz will be the driver to beat as the best sprint car drivers in the world converge on Iowa.

The World of Outlaws continues to add and build on weekend destination events throughout the 2016 schedule.

The Texas Outlaw Nationals, at the birthplace of the series, Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, has quickly become a series and fan favorite. ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ returns for two-days on April 22 and 23. The FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas moves to Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4 in 2016 to coincide with the NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Knoxville Raceway’s spring World of Outlaws event expands to two nights, June 10 and 11.

The Outlaws take on Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota for two blockbuster weekends in 2016. The Outlaws will celebrate Fourth of July weekend for the first time ever at the track. Then, the series returns August 19 and 21 for the first Rock N Roll Gold Cup with $50,000 to the winner.

“Every year we work hard to make the World of Outlaws schedule bigger and better than the year before,” said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers. “From February to October, the 2016 season promises to be filled with thrilling action at all of the new events and longstanding World of Outlaws traditions.”

The series returns to several tracks after multi-year absences and takes on several more for the first time ever. Among the first-time tracks are Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas on February 26, Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona on March 6 and Plymouth (Indiana) Speedway on May 13.

Those tracks returning to the schedule after absences are Royal Purple Raceway Park, Ocean Speedway, Bakersfield Speedway, I-30 Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, the Jackson Motorplex, US 36 Raceway, Lincoln Park Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Wilmot Speedway and Willamette Speedway.

The battle between the Outlaws and the Pennsylvania Posse begins on May 18 at Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash and continues with trips throughout the spring, summer and fall to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

Cedar Lake Speedway’s two-day Sprint Car Showdown returns for the second year on July 8 and 9, and kicks off the ‘Month of Money’ with a $15,000-to-win prize on Saturday. The Brad Doty Classic which moves back to Attica Raceway Park follows that up on July 12. After taking on the Kings Royal, the Outlaws head to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on July 19 for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

The series makes two West Coast swings this season. The first, a six-week stretch to start the season from March 3 to April 18, takes the Outlaws to Nevada, Arizona and California. In September, the Outlaws return for a week-long stretch with stops in Washington, Oregon and California.

The Outlaws take one trip to Canada in 2016 on July 26 for Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway’s annual Six Nations Showdown.

The 2016 season will wrap up and the champion crowned October 27 to 29 at the 10th Annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The season finale is one week earlier in 2016.

“With just nine weeks to go before DIRTcar Nationals, we couldn’t be more excited to kickoff the season and write another chapter in the rich history of the World of Outlaws,” said Reimers.

Tickets for many of the announced dates are already on sale and available by calling toll-free 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849) or by visiting, http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

Additional dates will be added in the coming months as the series gears up for the start of the 2016 season. Visit http://www.WoOSprint.com for all the latest news and information from the series. Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

2016 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date Day Track City
Feb. 12 Friday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 13 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 14 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL
Feb. 26 Friday Cotton Bowl Speedway Paige, TX
Feb. 27 Saturday Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, TX
       
March 3 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 4 Friday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
March 6 Sunday Arizona Speedway Queen Creek, AZ
March 11 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 12 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA
March 18 Friday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 19 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA
March 23 Wednesday Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA
       
April 1 Friday Ocean Speedway Watsonville, CA
April 2 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
April 9 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 10 Sunday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA
April 15 Friday Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield, CA
April 16 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA
April 18 Monday USA Raceway Tucson, AZ
April 22 Friday Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 23 Saturday Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX
April 26 Tuesday I-30 Speedway Little Rock, AR
April 29 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina, OK
April 30 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
       
May 4 Wednesday Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL
May 6 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 7 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
May 13 Friday Plymouth Speedway Plymouth, IN
May 14 Saturday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
May 18 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA
May 20 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 21 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
May 22 Sunday Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY
May 24 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ
May 27 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
May 30 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN
       
June 3 Friday Fremont Speedway Fremont, OH
June 4 Saturday I-96 Raceway Lake Odessa, MI
June 8 Wednesday Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN
June 10 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
June 11 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
June 14 Tuesday Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN
June 17 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
June 18 Saturday TBA  
June 24 Friday Jackson Motorplex Jackson, MN
June 25 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI
       
July 2 Saturday Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon, SD
July 3 Sunday Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon, SD
July 8 Friday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 9 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
July 12 Tuesday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
July 14 Thursday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 15 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 16 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
July 19 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
July 22 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 23 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
July 26 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, ONT
July 29 Friday Hartford Speedway Hartford, MI
July 30 Saturday Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI
       
Aug. 5 Friday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 6 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Aug. 10 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 11 Thursday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 12 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA
Aug. 16 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE
Aug. 19 Friday Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon, SD
Aug. 21 Sunday Badlands Motor Speedway Brandon, SD
Aug. 26 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND
Aug. 28 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND
       
Sept. 2 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 3 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA
Sept. 5 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
Sept. 7 Wednesday Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR
Sept. 9 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 10 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA
Sept. 11 Sunday TBA  
Sept. 14 Wednesday TBA  
Sept. 16 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway Spencer, IA
Sept. 17 Saturday US 36 Raceway Osborn, MO
Sept. 23 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH
Sept. 24 Saturday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA
Sept. 29 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Sept. 30 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
       
Oct. 1 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 8 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Elbridge, NY
Oct. 15 Saturday Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA
Oct. 22 Saturday TBA  
Oct. 27 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Oct. 28 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC
Oct. 29 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC


The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.