The weather in North Carolina may be in the middle of a cold snap now, but warm days lie ahead, especially at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury. The 1/6th mile red clay oval, which has become the epicenter of Outlaw Kart racing in the United States, is locked and loaded for another season that promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Outlaw Karts will begin their Wednesday night schedule on March 14, just over two months from now. Already, Millbridge co-owner Ashly Burnett is set to get the season going as she and husband Jeremy count down the days.
“After a great year in 2017, Jeremy and I are excited to get this season going. We’ve been as busy as ever, but we’re ready to open the gates and get racing again.”
Following three points shows on April 4, 18, and 25, things heat up for the month of May with the highest paying Outlaw Kart show in the nation, the Speed51 Open.
After a ‘Prelude’ points event May 16, the two-day Speed51 Open begins with on Tuesday, May 22, with the main events to be run on Wednesday, May 23. Once again, some of the nation’s top drivers will be in attendance.
The summer months heat up with Wednesday shows scheduled for June 6 and 20. A special Independence Day celebration is a part of the July 4 racing program. The Outlaws conclude the summer stretch with shows July 18, August 1, and 22.
The season concludes with a quartet of fall events, September 26, October 10, 24 and ending with the Battle of the Bridge season finale on Halloween night, October 31.
Millbridge Speedway will also host Nitro Flat Kart events on most Friday nights in 2018 from March 16 to October 26.
Be sure to stay with Speed51.com all season long for live and highlight video coverage from Millbridge Speedway.
-By Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com CT, MA, RI & Long Island Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
-Photo Credit: Speed51.com
Millbridge Speedway 2018 Outlaw Kart Schedule
|14-Mar||Outlaw Kart Opening Night|
|28-Mar||Outlaw Kart Points Race #2|
|4-Apr||Outlaw Kart Points Race #3|
|18-Apr||Outlaw Kart Points Race #4|
|25-Apr||Outlaw Kart Points Race #5|
|16-May||Prelude to Speed51 Open|
|22-May||Speed51 Open Day 1|
|23-May||Speed51 Open Day 2|
|6-Jun||Outlaw Kart Points Race #7|
|20-Jun||Outlaw Kart Points Race #8|
|4-Jul||Outlaw Kart Points Race #9|
|18-Jul||Outlaw Kart Points Race #10|
|1-Aug||Outlaw Kart Points Race #11|
|22-Aug||Outlaw Kart Points Race #12|
|26-Sep||Outlaw Kart Points Race #13|
|10-Oct||Outlaw Kart Points Race #14|
|24-Oct||Outlaw Kart Points Race #15|
|31-Oct||Battle at the Bridge Season Finale|