CONCORD, N.C. — The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series revealed today its 2015 schedule featuring 92 events running from February to November at 59 tracks in 23 states and three Canadian provinces.
This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make its first visits to Granite City Speedway near St. Cloud, Minn., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.
“The schedule for the upcoming season represents another busy year for the World of the Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Coming off of one of the most successful seasons in series history, we have more two-day destination events than we have had in a long time and are looking forward to the great potential of the year ahead.”
The season kicks-off Feb. 13-15 at the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The series then heads west for two nights in Las Vegas followed by its only visit to Arizona at USA Raceway in Tucson and a big swing through California that runs through mid-April and includes the now two-day FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 21-22.
Golden State native Brad Sweet, the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, will play host to the series on April 8 when the Outlaws invade Placerville Speedway for the first time since 1992. It will mark fifth event in World of Outlaws history at the quarter-mile track.
For the second consecutive season, the Outlaws return to the birthplace of the series, Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 24 and 25, then head to the Midwest for the first time of the year for races in Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio.
The series’ first swing through the Northeast includes a return to Lincoln Speedway, the Morgan Cup Challenge at Williams Grove and a return to Weedsport Speedway for the first time since 1993.
A race back through the Midwest is highlighted by the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, where Tommie Estes was named promoter of the year in 2014, then followed by the two-day Cedar Lake Outlaw Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 11 and 12. The Outlaws will compete for two, $10,000-to-win features at the New Richmond, Wis., track, marking another new weekend destination event to the schedule.
The ‘Month of Money’ once again kicks off at the annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio on July 15 before heading to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal weekend and a second swing through Pennsylvania, Canada and the Midwest. The celebrated month wraps-up with the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 7-8 and the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals on Aug. 12-15.
Canada welcomes the Outlaws north of the border for five dates in 2015. The first swing begins July 28 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ont., before heading east to Brockville (Ontario) Speedway in and Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Que., near Montreal. The Outlaws return to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 28-29 for the Oil City Cup. Defending series champion Donny Schatz will be aiming to repeat his incredible Canadian sweep from last season that helped to propel him to his sixth World of Outlaws crown.
The Outlaws will sweep through the West Coast for a second time in August and September, with events at Skagit Speedway north of Seattle, Grays Harbor Speedway just west of Olympia, Wash., Cottage Grove Speedway near Eugene, Ore., Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Antioch Speedway between Oakland and Stockton.
As the championship battle hits the stretch run in October, the series will take on a newly expanded three-day National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
“The National Open is already one of the biggest events on the World of Outlaws schedule,” Carter said. “With a passionate fan base and a storied facility, we are excited for the opportunity to help make this great event even better.”
Finally, in what has become one of the most anticipated dates on the schedule, the season concludes Nov. 5-6-7 at the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series joins the World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds for three nights of action to decide the championship winners in each of the three series.
Tickets for many of the events are on sale now at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets. Future ticket opportunities will be announced as they come available.
For the latest updates plus event and schedule information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com. Follow the World of Outlaws on Twitter @WorldofOutlaws and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.
-World of Outlaws Sprint Cup Series Press Release
-Photo Credit: Brenda Meserve/Speed51.com
Date Day Track City Feb. 13 Friday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL Feb. 14 Saturday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL Feb. 15 Sunday Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, FL March 4 Wednesday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV March 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV March 7 Saturday USA Raceway Tucson, AZ March 13 Friday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA March 14 Saturday Thunderbowl Raceway Tulare, CA March 21 Saturday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA March 22 Sunday Stockton Dirt Track Stockton, CA March 27 Friday Merced Speedway Merced, CA March 28 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA March 29 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA April 8 Wednesday Placerville Speedway Placerville, CA April 11 Saturday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA April 12 Sunday Calistoga Speedway Calistoga, CA April 17 Friday Kings Speedway Hanford, CA April 18 Saturday Perris Auto Speedway Perris, CA April 24 Friday Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX April 25 Saturday Devil’s Bowl Speedway Mesquite, TX May 1 Friday Salina Highbanks Speedway Salina, OK May 2 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO May 3 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN May 8 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH May 9 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH May 13 Wednesday Lincoln Speedway Abbottstown, PA May 15 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA May 16 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA May 17 Sunday Weedsport Speedway Weedsport, NY May 19 Tuesday New Egypt Speedway New Egypt, NJ May 22 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC May 25 Monday Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, IN May 29 Friday Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH May 30 Saturday I-96 Raceway Lake Odessa, MI June 2 Tuesday Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN June 5 Friday I-80 Speedway Greenwood, NE June 6 Saturday Lakeside Speedway Kansas City, KS June 12 Friday Crawford County Speedway Denison, IA June 13 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA June 14 Sunday Huset’s Speedway Brandon, SD June 16 Tuesday Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN June 19 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND June 20 Saturday Dakota State Fair Speedway Huron, SD June 26 Friday 34 Raceway Burlington, IA June 27 Saturday Beaver Dam Raceway Beaver Dam, WI July 3 Friday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS July 4 Saturday Dodge City Raceway Park Dodge City, KS July 11 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI July 12 Sunday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI July 15 Wednesday Limaland Motorsports Park Lima, OH July 17 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH July 18 Saturday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH July 21 Tuesday Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA July 24 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA July 25 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA July 26 Sunday Lebanon Valley Speedway West Lebanon, NY July 28 Tuesday Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken, ONT July 31 Friday Brockville Ontario Speedway Brockville, ONT Aug. 1 Saturday Autodrome Drummond Drummondville, QUE Aug. 7 Friday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Aug. 8 Saturday Federated Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Aug. 12 Wednesday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Aug. 13 Thursday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Aug. 14 Friday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Aug. 15 Saturday Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, IA Aug. 18 Tuesday Junction Motor Speedway McCool Junction, NE Aug. 21 Friday River Cities Speedway Grand Forks, ND Aug. 23 Sunday Nodak Speedway Minot, ND Aug. 28 Friday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB Aug. 29 Saturday Castrol Raceway Edmonton, ALB Sept. 4 Friday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA Sept. 5 Saturday Skagit Speedway Alger, WA Sept. 7 Monday Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA Sept. 9 Wednesday Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, OR Sept. 11 Friday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA Sept. 12 Saturday Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA Sept. 13 Sunday Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA Sept. 18 Friday Clay County Fair Speedway Spencer, IA Sept. 19 Saturday Deer Creek Speedway Spring Valley, MN Sept. 25 Friday Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Sept. 26 Saturday Berlin Raceway Marne, MI Oct. 1 Thursday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA Oct. 2 Friday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA Oct. 3 Saturday Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA Oct. 10 Saturday Rolling Wheels Raceway Park Elbridge, NY Oct. 16 Friday TBA Oct. 17 Saturday TBA Oct. 24 Saturday Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA Oct. 25 Sunday Utica-Rome Speedway Vernon, NY Nov. 5 Thursday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC Nov. 6 Friday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC Nov. 7 Saturday The Dirt Track at Charlotte Concord, NC