World Finals Weekend Kicks Off In Concord
CONCORD, N.C. — After nearly 10 months of traveling the highways and back roads of America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series modifieds will wrap up their seasons this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Activities kicked off Wednesday with the Performance Racing Network hosting a live radio show at the Ale House near the four-tenths-mile dirt track. A huge crowd of fans and dirt-track racing celebrities and insiders were on hand for the event as radio host Lenny Batycki welcomed guests to his stage including WoO LMS point leader Josh Richards, two-time WoO sprint car champion Jason Meyers, all-time big-block modified winner Brett Hearn and legendary promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler.
Others in the room included World Racing Group executives Tom Deery and Brian Carter, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Executive Director Bob Baker, 1990 Knoxville Nationals winner Bobby Allen, WoO sprint car announcer Johnny Gibson, Knoxville Raceway track announcer Tony Bockhoven and motorsports television personality Mark Allen.
It was all a kick off to three nights of action that will conclude with the crowning of champions in all three divisions. Fans are expected from all 50 states, seven Canadian provinces, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia. Qualifying starts tonight with full racing programs on Friday and Saturday.
The fields are a who’s who of dirt-track racing and we expect to have some news to pass on to readers during the course of the weekend as several drivers will be debuting with new teams and others will be looking for work for the 2014 season.
We’ll be there all weekend and we invite those of you attending the World Finals to visit the SPEED SPORT Magazine booth under the grandstand and for those of you at home, check back frequently at this website and we’ll keep you abreast on the latest happenings from the World Finals.