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Keepin’ it Short – All Dirt Roads Lead to Charlotte

It started as a post on a message board some years back. A fan mentioned how cool it would be if the World of Outlaws wrapped up both of their touring series seasons at one track. As is often the case with the folks at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when the fans speak, the speedway does what it takes to make it happen. So, in 2007 the idea sprang to life as the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars and Late Models came to the Dirt Track at Charlotte to settle their season long point battles. In 2010 World Racing Group, who owns the World of Outlaws, added the Big Block Modifieds to their stable of racing series and also added them to the lineup for the World Finals. This weekend dirt racing fans can come to Charlotte and see three champions crowned as the Big Block Modifieds, the Late Models and the Sprint Cars all wrap up their season and crown their 2012 points champion.

Coming into Charlotte, Donny Schatz has a commanding lead in the Sprint Car points and, in fact, locked up the series point championship by taking the green flag in qualifying on Thursday night. In the Late Model ranks, Darrell Lanigan has had an unbelievable season and led by 194 points as the action started Thursday night. Like Schatz, Lanigan had the title wrapped up as long as he started the evening on Thursday. Finally, Matt Sheppard has a 92 point lead in the Big Block Modifieds so, unlike the other two divisions, he has to race for his title this weekend, although not that hard.

The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a fast 4/10-mile race track with the overall track record being an 11.880 second (121.212 mph) lap by Jeff Sheppard in a World of Outlaw Sprint Car. The fastest World of Outlaw Late Model lap on record was timed in by Billy Moyer who tripped the watch at 14.672 seconds at 98.146 mph. The all-time fastest Big Block time was notched by Brett Hearn who laid down a 15.088 second lap for a speed of 95.440 mph.

The all-time winningest drivers at Charlotte, in alphabetical order, with six wins each, Scott Bloomquist, Kenneth Deese, Donny Schatz and George “Cotton” Spry.

Drivers who have won a race, by series, in alphabetical order:

World of Outlaw Sprint Cars

Lance DeWease
Blake Feese
Greg Hodnett
Mark Kinser
Steve Kinser
Danny Lasoski
Paul McMahan
Jason Meyers
Daryn Pittman
Joey Saldana
Donny Schatz
Tim Shaffer
Kevin Swindell
Sammy Swindell
Brooke Tatnell
Tyler Walker

World of Outlaw Late Models

Shannon Babb
Scott Bloomquist
Jonathan Davenport
Rick Eckert
Steve Francis
Chris Madden
Tim McCreadie
Donnie Moran
Jimmy Owens
Earl Pearson Jr.
Josh Richards

Super DIRTCar Big Block Modifieds

Tim McCreadie
Jimmy Phelps

This Weekend’s Race Schedule

Fri : Nov 2nd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Fri : Nov 2nd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Cars
Fri : Nov 2nd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – Late Models
Fri : Nov 2nd – Perris Auto Speedway ; Perris : CA – AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars
Fri : Nov 2nd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – Super DIRTCar Big-Block Modifieds
Fri : Nov 2nd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Late Models
Fri : Nov 2nd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sat : Nov 3rd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Sat : Nov 3rd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Cars
Sat : Nov 3rd – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – Late Models
Sat : Nov 3rd – Perris Auto Speedway ; Perris : CA – AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars
Sat : Nov 3rd – Citrus County Speedway ; Inverness : FL – Florida United Promoters Late Models
Sat : Nov 3rd – Desoto Speedway ; Bradenton : FL – DS Trucks
Sat : Nov 3rd – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Hornets
Sat : Nov 3rd – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Legends
Sat : Nov 3rd – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Stocks
Sat : Nov 3rd – Rockingham Speedway ; Rockingham : NC – NASCAR K&N Pro East Series
Sat : Nov 3rd – Rockingham Speedway ; Rockingham : NC – Frank Kimmel Street Stocks
Sat : Nov 3rd – Rockingham Speedway ; Rockingham : NC – UARA Stars Late Models
*Sat : Nov 3rd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – Super DIRTCar Big-Block Modifieds*
*Sat : Nov 3rd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Late Models*
*Sat : Nov 3rd – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars*
Thu : Nov 8th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – 2nd Annual Race On Dirt IMCA Modifieds
Thu : Nov 8th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – 2nd Annual Race On Dirt IMCA Sport Modifieds
Thu : Nov 8th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – 2nd Annual Race On Dirt IMCA Stock
Thu : Nov 8th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – 2nd Annual Race On Dirt Street Stock
Thu : Nov 8th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – 2nd Annual Race On Dirt SST Series

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