World of Outlaws World Finals To Air LIVE on SPEED
After 140 events and thousands of miles traveling across the country, where more than 1.2 million fans will have attended a World of Outlaws event, it's all coming down to one last weekend at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway. More than $200,000 is at stake for the season finale where for the first time in history, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series will crown its champions at the same place and on the same weekend.
The World of Outlaws World Finals from The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway is going to make more history when SPEED televises the inaugural season-ending, championship-deciding events LIVE from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, marking the first time dirt late models will air live on television.
"If you can't get excited about World of Outlaws cars sliding around The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway, than you are not a true race fan," said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production & Network Operations.
"It's organized mayhem at its best."
"The World of Outlaws World Finals is a destination event for fans of sprint cars and dirt late models," World Racing Group President Tom Deery said. "Now, it can also be a destination event for everybody who has a television."
Race fans from around North America will be on their way to The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway for the three-day event. Fans in 43 states - including Alaska - and four Canadian provinces already have purchased tickets to attend the inaugural World Finals.
The unprecedented World of Outlaws World Finals features qualifying events on Thursday, Nov. 1, and twin shows on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 2-3) for the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models.
Saturday's season-finale events, which will crown champions for both series, will air on SPEED.
Defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, who in 2008 will drive for Tony Stewart Racing, has only a 19-point lead over Kasey Kahne Racing's Joey Saldana in the sprint car standings. In the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Steve Francis owns a 52-point advantage over Chub Frank and an 86-point lead over Clint Smith as all three aims to win their first series championship.
Tickets for the Nov. 1-3 World of Outlaws World Finals are on sale by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
The Race to the World Finals is taking place at dirt tracks across the country, and a list of events is at WorldofOutlaws.com. To follow along with the championship races - in addition to a Super DIRT Week special event at 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 - tune into SPEED on Sundays and check out SPEEDtv.com for the latest broadcast schedule.
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From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in more than 77 million homes in North America, SPEED is among the fastest-growing sports cable networks in the country, the home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. For more information, please visit www.SPEEDtv.com.
About Lowe's Motor Speedway
Located just north of Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Lowe's Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by current chairman O. Bruton Smith. Together with the late Curtis Turner, one of stock car racing's earliest driving stars, Smith built their dream of a 1.5- mile superspeedway on the outskirts of The Queen City and, on June 19, 1960, the first World 600 was run at the new facility. In 1975, Smith hired H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler as general manager and the two continue to oversee the operation today. In May 2000, the state-of- the-art four-tenths-mile The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway clay oval was completed across Highway 29 from the speedway. Building on the basic philosophy of keeping spectator and competitor comfort a high priority, Lowe's Motor Speedway continues to be a leading promoter and marketer of motorsports activities in the United States.
About DIRT MotorSports, Inc., d/b/a World Racing Group Based in Concord, N.C., World Racing Group (WRG) is a national sanctioning body, real-estate operator, and sports entertainment company serving the dirt racing industry. WRG sanctions sprint car racing under the World of Outlaws® banner, late model racing under the World of Outlaws Late Model Series(SM), big block modified racing under the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar SeriesTM banner and sanctions more than 4,000-races a year under the DIRTcarTM Racing banner. WRG races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com®. In addition, WRG owns and operates seven speedways.