VAULT Energizes World of Outlaws World Finals At The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
"How can it be topped?" That was the challenge fans and competitors offered after the inaugural championship-deciding World of Outlaws World Finals in 2007 at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. VAULT will make the 2008 event more exciting.
This season, the World of Outlaws and Charlotte Motor Speedway are elevating the event with VAULT, Citrus Soda with a Kick, as the title sponsor. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will come together for the first time since that historic event last year. With consecutive nights of wheel-to-wheel excitement at ridiculous speeds, an event of this magnitude needs a powerful drink to energize fans and racers. VAULT will do just that when the grandstands and the pits fill up at the 2008 VAULT World Finals as the racers aim to fulfill the VAULT credo to "Get It Done, And Then Some."
The opening day of action Oct. 30 gets a kick this time around, with a Halloween-themed night. More than 100 cars are expected to compete again this year so qualifying rounds no doubt will be scary for the competitors aiming for an edge on their foes, but the action also will include a "VAULT Dash for Cash" for the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Plus, with Halloween only a night away, all kids 12-and-under in costume will be admitted free of charge, and the kid with the best costume will be rewarded with a "VAULT" full of candy. Not to forget about the big kids, the best adult costume will win two tickets to the Colossal 100 featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in April at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway. Open pits and a pit crew challenge will conclude the first night of the VAULT World Finals.
The intensity increases on Oct. 31. A pre-race talk show at 2 p.m. will allow fans a chance to hear from racers before they compete, and the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a free commemorative VAULT World Finals poster. Then heat races and consolation races will lead to full features for the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Drivers like Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Darrell Lanigan and Josh Richards will tackle the four-tenths banked oval.
On Nov. 1, the VAULT World Finals finale will crown champions for the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series after another thrilling day of action. Another pre-race talk show at 2 p.m. will have fans in gear for one of the best nights of racing they'll see each year. Full heats and consolation events will lead up to the final night of racing in 2008.
Making the entire week even bigger, the VAULT World Finals now will be preceded on Wednesday, Oct. 29, by a special World of Outlaws Late Model Series event - the Armour Foods Vienna Sausage Showdown - at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, making it four days of dirt track racing.
"Charlotte Motor Speedway and the World of Outlaws have a strong relationship, and we are extremely excited to be hosts of the Second Annual VAULT World Finals," said Seamus Curley, Charlotte Motor Speedway's manager of short track racing. "After last year's success, we look forward to continuing and growing the tradition of what has quickly become a must-see event."
VAULT is keenly aware of its customers' passion for World of Outlaws racing, and is looking forward to making the VAULT World Finals a memorable experience for fans and racers.
"Our customers are attending races like the VAULT World Finals so it's important for us to support an event they enjoy," said James Lee, VAULT marketing director. "We're excited to be part of the World Finals because the people who drink VAULT are World of Outlaws fans. VAULT is energy with a purpose, energy to get things done, and at the VAULT World Finals the competitors will be trying to earn a victory and clinch a championship. It doesn't get much bigger than that.
"We are looking forward to adding to the enjoyment of event with giveaways and product sampling. It's a way for us to say thank you to our customers and fans."
World of Outlaws races at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway are almost always sold out, so entertaining fans is big project and vitally important to the event's overall success.
"We were thrilled with how exciting every aspect of the inaugural VAULT World Finals turned out," said World Racing Group Chief Marketing Officer Ben Geisler. "Now with VAULT sponsoring the event, there's no doubt it will be an even larger success. VAULT is committed to enhancing the fan experience, and it will no doubt be a weekend to remember."
Can Donny Schatz and Darrell Lanigan hold onto their championship leads or will Jason Meyers and Steve Francis run them down? The best way to find out is to get a ticket, and fast. Nearly every state in the country is represented as well as five foreign countries, with fans coming from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, making the VAULT World Finals a truly global festival of racing.
For tickets, call 1-800-455- 3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com, Ticketmaster outlets the Charlotte Motor Speedway Box Office.