The World of Outlaw Late Model Series returns to action this weekend with two big $10,000 to win events in Tennessee, at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour and Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap.
Friday night will be their first ever trip to the very exciting and fast 411 Motor Speedway, called “Tennessee’s Action Track” that is 3/8 of a mile in length and has different banking on each end of the track. On Saturday they return to Volunteer Speedway for the first time in 10 years as they last ran a doubleheader in August of 2008, with Jimmy Owens and Shane Clanton both victorious over the two nights.
The WoO Late Models haven’t raced since May 11-12 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in North Carolina when Jimmy Owens won the inaugural First in Flight 100. Their May 18-19 doubleheader at Atomic Speedway in Ohio was postponed due to rain until September 28-29.
Chris Madden is the current World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series points leader with 1420 point and two victories on the season to date. Mike Marlar is 26 points behind Madden in second, defending champion Brandon Sheppard and Shane Clanton are tied for third, and Rick Eckert sits fifth in the standings. All of those drivers are scheduled to be on hand for the big weekend doubleheader in East Tennessee. Other drivers expected include WoO regulars Chase Junghans, Devin Moran, Brandon Overton, David Breazeale, Chris Ferguson, Tyler Erb, Morgan Bagley, Brent Larson, Timothy Culp, and Blake Spencer.
There will be a strong list of other drivers (tentatively) who are set to do battle with the Outlaws including Chicky Barton, Shannon Buckingham, Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, Dale McDowell, Robby Moses, Hudson O’Neal, Billy Ogle Jr., and Casey Roberts, among many others. With the Lucas Oil Series canceling their planned racing for this weekend it could open up the door for several other contenders to be in attendance like Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist, who both live relatively close to each of the two tracks.
On Friday at 411, the pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m. and grandstands will open at 3:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for 411 are $25 for adults, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes and tier parking are $40. In addition to the WoO Late Models there will also be a $1,500 to win Crate Late Model race and an $800 to win Sportsman Late Model event.
On Saturday at Volunteer Speedway pit gates will open at 2:00 p.m. and grandstands will open at 3:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with hot laps immediately following. Adult grandstand admission is $25, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Adult pit and tier-parking admission is $40, with kids 12 and under admitted for $15 with a signed adult release. Also on the schedule for Saturday at Volunteer will be a $1,500 to win Crate Late Model race, a $700 to win Modified Street race, and a $500 to win Classic car race.
For more information, visit each track’s website at 411motorspeedway.net or www.volunteerspeedway.com or the World of Outlaw website at www.woolms.com.