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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Newcomer Mike Marlar Looking To Make His Mark On National Tour


Tennessee Racer Hopes To Continue Head-Turning Start To '12 In 'Illini 100' On March 30-31 At Farmer City Raceway

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – March 13, 2012 – Mike Marlar is confident that he has the talent, experience and racing program to make some noise as a first-time follower of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

But does he have the other intangibles necessary to be a season-long success on the prestigious national tour? That's what the 34-year-old driver from Winfield, Tenn., hopes to find out in 2012.
Read more: Marlar Making His Mark
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WoO LMS Blog: The World of Outlaws' Number One Fan...From Ireland

Sean O'Donnell has no illusions about the first impression he presents when he's at a dirt track. Wearing green shorts, green sneakers, a green cap, a sleeveless t-shirt and strands of green party beads around his neck, he knows he doesn't look like the typical World of Outlaws Late Model Series fan.

"People always ask me, 'Why are you dressed like this?'" O'Donnell said last month while getting ready for an evening of WoO LMS action during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. "I tell them, 'This is the way I dress every day.'"

To read more about WoO LMS fan Sean O'Donnell in Kevin Kovac's 'The Scoop With Scoop' blog, click here...




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Tickets For Illini 100 On March 30-31 At Farmer City Raceway Set To Go On Sale Feb. 20


Fourth Running Of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Will Also Include $5,000-To-Win UMP Modified Special

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Feb. 15, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Illini 100' is back at Farmer City Raceway this season – and if the past is any indication, demand for tickets to the fourth running of the race on March 30-31 will be high.

Reserved seat and general admission tickets are set to go on sale for the $20,000-to-win weekend spectacular, which developed into one of the country's most hailed events when it was contested from 2008-2010 at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. The Illini 100 was scheduled to be run last year at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway but was canceled due to inclement weather for the first time in its short history.
Read more: • Tickets For March 30-31 'Illini 100' At Farmer City Now On Sale
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2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule Continues To Grow With Addition Of Three Events


I-77 Raceway Park, North Central Speedway & Independence Motor Speedway Join National Tour

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – March 5, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is now poised to match its record for A-Mains contested in a single season following Monday's announcement that three dates have been added to the 2012 schedule.

With 50-lap, $10,000-to-win events inked for I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, W.Va., on May 27, North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minn., on July 14 and Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway on Aug. 6, the national tour's slate currently lists 49 race dates comprising 44 A-Mains in 20 states and three Canadian provinces. The completion of 44 A-Mains would tie the 2007 and 2010 campaigns as the busiest in series history.
Read more: More Races For The Outlaws
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series News & Notes: Assessing The 2012 Tour Hopefuls After A Busy Month Of February


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – March 1, 2012 – Nearly two dozen drivers began the 2012 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign with hopes of following the full schedule.

After a season-opening burst of six races at three tracks in two states over a 15-day span – the most ambitious February in the history of the national tour – how do the hopeful regulars stand? Here's an assessment of each driver (listed by their position in the current points standings) in the wake of the circuit's Southeast swing to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. ('Winter Freeze' on Feb. 10-11), Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. (Bubba Army Winter Nationals on Feb. 16-18) and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. (UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Feb. 23 and 25):
Read more: Reviewing Georgia/Florida
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Blankenship Breaks Through With $10,000 Triumph In DIRTcar UMP Late Model Finale Of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director/DIRTcar Racing P.R.

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 24, 2012 (night) – John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., registered the biggest win of his career on Friday night, capturing the 40-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model finale of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.

The 30-year-old driver was flawless in the A-Main, roaring off the pole position to lead the entire distance. He earned $10,000 for his first-ever victory at the half-mile oval, which hosted a day-night doubleheader on Friday due to a rainout of Wednesday evening's scheduled program.
Read more: UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Friday Night
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Bloomquist Masters Friday Afternoon UMP Late Model Action During 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 24, 2012 – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., mastered Friday's daytime track conditions at Volusia Speedway Park, dominating the postponed 25-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model A-Main during the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

In an event pushed to Friday afternoon following a rainout on Wednesday night, Bloomquist took advantage of starting from the pole position to lead the entire feature distance. He was never seriously challenged en route to a $7,000 triumph.
Read more: UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Friday Aft.
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Rain Creates Huge Volusia Doubleheader on Friday

Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws Late Models return Thursday

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 22, 2012 — A heavy downpour rolling through Central Florida has forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to postpone Wednesday night’s racing program to Friday afternoon, creating a huge doubleheader with Friday’s regularly scheduled program.

On Friday, the first of two complete shows for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and DIRTcar Late Models will begin with the pits ope022212_DCN_VOLUSIA_650x329wning at 10 a.m., grandstands at 11 a.m. and on-track action at 12:30 p.m. Following the completion of the make-up event, the regularly sched uled program will run Friday night with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday night’s ticke ts will be  good for Friday afternoon’s event.

Thursday’s event remains as scheduled, with grandstands opening at 5 p.m., hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

For more information and updates on the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, click DIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats.

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Moyer Controls Second UMP Late Model A-Main Of 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director/DIRTcar Racing P.R.

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 21, 2012 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., resumed his winning ways at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night, rolling to victory in the second 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Late Model feature of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

The 54-year-old dirt Late Model legend controlled the short sprint, leading the entire distance after starting from the outside pole position. He outgunned polesitter Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., for the top spot and never looked back.
Read more: UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Night 2
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Francis Overpowers Eckert For Checkered Flag On Opening Night Of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Late Model Action


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director/DIRTcar Racing P.R.

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 20, 2012 – Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., began the Late Model portion of the 41st UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment with a vintage performance, overpowering longtime rival Rick Eckert of York, Pa., with a late-race pass to capture Monday night's 30-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned feature at Volusia Speedway Park.

The 44-year-old standout snapped a three-year victory drought at the half-mile oval – and continued his rebound from a rare winless 2011 season – in impressive fashion. He advanced from the seventh starting spot to grab the lead from Eckert on lap 25 with a do-or-die charge around the outside of the D-shaped track.
Read more: UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Opener

 

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