Capacity Crowd Expected at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as Fans Travel Across the World for Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals
Fans from 47 states as well as Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will descend on The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 3-5, for the fifth annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own.
A capacity crowd is expected to welcome “The Greatest Show on Dirt” as the World Finals bring together dirt racing’s three premier divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, for three nights of racing that will crown their respective champions.
The Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals begin Thursday with Kellogg’s Qualifying Night, continue Friday with a full slate of feature races and conclude Saturday with the season finales carried live, nationally on SPEED.
All three series will practice and qualify on Thursday. The sprint cars and late models will each have two time trial sessions, with the first round determining lineups for Friday night and the second round setting the Saturday night card. The Big-Block Modifieds will set heat race lineups with timed hot laps. Thursday night’s heat races will determine Friday and Saturday A-Feature lineups.
Full racing programs are on tap for the sprint cars, late models and Big-Block Modifieds on Friday and Saturday with each night highlighted by $10,000-to-win main events for both the sprint cars and late models and $6,000-to-win main events for the Big-Block Modifieds.
Jason Meyers is looking to wrap up the season with his second-consecutive World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship at The Dirt Track. Meyers, with nine wins on the season, has built up a 267 point lead over Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz. In addition to Meyers and Schatz, among the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers expected to compete are Cody Darrah; 20-time champion Steve Kinser; Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown winner Paul McMahan; Joey Saldana; Jason Sides and more.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship battle is continuing to heat up with just 14 points separating two-time defending champion Josh Richards from current points leader Rick Eckert as they enter the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals. While Richards just claimed his ninth win of the season in the Late Model Showdown on Oct. 12 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Eckert has been the king of consistency, keeping him at the top of the standings.
In addition to practice and qualifying on Thursday, the modifieds of the NDRA Modz “Road Show” presented by Roush Yates Performance Parts will compete in their final race of the season. The 30-lap feature was rescheduled from Oct. 12, due to weather. Fans can bring in their ticket stub from the Oct. 12 race and get a discount on their Thursday ticket.
Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, with opening ceremonies scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. each day.
Three-day ticket packages start at just $69 for adults and $24 for kids 12 and under. Single day tickets are also available. Fans can also purchase a three-day pit pass for just $85 and get an up-close look at the drivers and crews as they work on their cars. For more information or to purchase tickets call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
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