Rick Eckert Joins Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
Will be officially inducted in August 2017
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 21, 2016 – Preceding the 36th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Ohio), the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2017. Of the eight drivers graced with the honor, World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series pioneer "Scrub" Rick Eckert was one of them.
Overton Returns to Crates for OneDirt World Short Track Championship
Will use event to prepare for World Finals next week
CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Brandon Overton did not take the usual steps a driver would to rise up through the ranks in dirt racing. Rather, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series regular took an unorthodox step, first wheeling a Super Late Model before stepping down into the Crate Late Model class with less horsepower.
Overton, who recorded his first series win in a preliminary feature for Lernerville Speedway's prestigious Firecracker 100, was overcome with emotion in Victory Lane. He said he wished his dad was at the race to experience it because he gave "every damn dime" for him to be up there on the stage.
Overton will return to the Crate class in the OneDirt World Short Track Championship, October 20-22. He is using the weekend’s races as track-time before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals next week.
Seeing Stars: Shirley Recovering for World Finals
Goal to reclaim top-five points ranking
CONCORD, N.C. – Sept. 29, 2016 – It was a little dent on the top of Brian Shirley’s Bell helmet. But in that divet was a story that was equally horrific and relieving. Shirley, on the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series national tour for his first full year, experienced first-hand the assumed risks of racing.