World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Overton’s Jackpot 100 Performance, Lanigan’s Struggles & Roberts Appeal Results
By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR
CONCORD, N.C. - May 28, 2015 - Brandon Overton led 80 of the 100 A-Main laps completed during Tyler County Speedway's Jackpot 100 doubleheader over Memorial Day weekend, yet the leading rookie on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series left Middlebourne, W.Va., still looking for his first series victory.
The weekend's two races played out nearly identically with Overton leading most of the way until Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., took command in the closing laps of both events. Overton fell to third after leading 36 of 40 laps in Saturday's feature and ended up fifth in Sunday's 60-lap finale after leading 44 circuits.
On the positive side, Overton logged two solid top-five finishes and passed WoO LMS points leader Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., for the most A-Main laps led on this year's tour with 129 laps led to Clanton's 114.
But Overton is no longer content merely leading laps and notching top five finishes. With confidence in both his ability and his MasterSbilt by Huey Race Car, the 24-year-old Evans, Ga., racer knows he can contend for victories on the national level; now he's ready for a breakthrough.
Richards Completes Jackpot 100 Weekend Sweep With Another Late Charge At Tyler County Speedway
Three-Time World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion Denies Frank & Overton in Scoring Third Series Victory of 2015
By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. - May 24, 2015 - A trip to his home track was just what Josh Richards needed to get his season headed in the right direction.
One night after scoring his first victory since February, Richards, 27, of Shinnston, W.Va., drove his Valvoline-sponsored Rocket Chassis house car back to victory lane again on Sunday evening after completing a sweep of Tyler County Speedway's Jackpot 100 Weekend. The three-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion topped a tight back-and-forth battle with Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., and Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., in the second half of Sunday's Jackpot 100 finale and pulled away to earn his third WoO LMS victory of the season.
Eckert Relishes Return To Victory Lane On World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Former Champion Riding High After Ending 67-Race WoO LMS Winless Streak at Ponderosa Speedway on May 8
By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR
CONCORD, N.C. - May 13, 2015 - Rick Eckert experienced a welcomed change on Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
Instead of constantly hearing about his prolonged absence from victory lane on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series as had become all too normal for the 2011 WoO LMS champion, Eckert was enjoying words of congratulations and support from passersby who stopped by his pit area as he and his team prepared for the night's WoO LMS event.
CBS Sports Network to Air 2013 World of Outlaws and Super DIRT Week Action
Programming airs Sundays at 9:00 PM ET beginning Sunday, Nov. 3
CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 7, 2013 - CBS Sports Network will air six major events from the World of Outlaws and Super DIRT Week, as well as a special countdown show, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 3, and continuing each Sunday at 9:00 PM, ET through Dec. 22.
Coverage on CBS Sports Network kicks off with a one-hour special program entitled World of Outlaws WOW!, documenting the "Top 10 reasons why they call it 'The Greatest Show on Dirt!'" The show features wild flips, great championship battles and much more.
The first race premieres Sunday, Nov. 10, with a two-hour telecast of WoO STP Sprint Car Series action from Williams Grove Speedway.
"This is big news for our sport. CBS Sports Network is available to a wide audience and will consistently deliver an enhanced, high-quality production," said World of Outlaws/DIRTcar CMO Ben Geisler. "It was important for us to get back to a consistent time slot, and we are excited to make that happen for our fans."
The coverage includes World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series events this fall from Williams Grove Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, in addition to the crown jewel 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., and the World of Outlaws World Finals from The Dirt Track at Charlotte featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.
Nationally acclaimed drag racing announcer Dave Rieff will anchor the broadcasts, returning to his dirt track roots. Prior to a long career broadcasting NHRA events, Dave got his start at short tracks in Iowa, eventually becoming the lead announcer at Knoxville Raceway. The broadcast team will also include sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty providing analysis in the booth and Bobby Gerould interacting with drivers in the pits, with cameos from other experts along the way.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com .
2013 World of Outlaws TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Air Date Air Time Show
Nov. 3 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-10 p.m. World of Outlaws WOW! Top 10 Countdown Show
Nov. 10 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #1 on Oct. 4
Nov. 17 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars from Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Open Night #2 on Oct. 5
Dec. 1 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway, Elbridge, N.Y., on Oct. 12
Dec. 8 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from N.Y. State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, N.Y., Super DIRT Week on Oct. 13
Dec. 15 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-Midnight World of Outlaws World Finals Night #1 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 8
Dec. 22 (Sun.) 9 p.m.-Midnight World of Outlaws World Finals Night #2 featuring World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds from The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Nov. 9
About World of Outlaws
The World of Outlaws®, a sports entertainment company based in Concord, N.C., is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, and owns and operates the highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The World of Outlaws sanctions nearly 150 events annually at dirt tracks across the United States and Canada. In addition, World of Outlaws races can be heard online at DIRTVision.com ®. To learn more about the World of Outlaws, visit WorldofOutlaws.com.