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And The Winner Is: Daugherty Tops World of Outlaws Late Model Series Weight-Loss Competition

Brian Daugherty raised his arms in triumph. Then he proudly displayed $800 in cash.

Port City Racing's Integra Shocks technical representative emerged the winner of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series's version of the 'Biggest Loser' contest, beating out four other familiar faces from the national tour in a five-week-long weight-loss battle. He cut the largest percentage of body weight among the entrants in the competition, which culminated with an official weigh-in on Thursday during an open-house/pig roast at Keyser's Port City Racing in Coopersville, Mich.

For more details on the contest, click on the 'The Scoop With Scoop' blog on the lower right side of this page or follow this link directly to the blog.
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VanWormer Ready To Challenge World of Outlaws Late Model Series Stars On His Michigan Turf This Weekend


Wolverine State Doubleheader Takes National Tour To Winston Speedway (Aug. 19) & Merritt Raceway (Aug. 20)

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Aug. 14, 2011 – Jeep VanWormer is ready for what just might be the biggest weekend of dirt Late Model racing his home state of Michigan has ever seen.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is set to invade the Wolverine State this weekend for a huge doubleheader on Friday night (Aug. 19) at Winston Speedway in Rothbury and Saturday evening (Aug. 20) at Merritt Raceway in Lake City – and naturally, Pinconning, Mich.'s VanWormer feels a special duty to defend his turf against the national tour's stars.
Read more: Jeep Welcomes WoO To Michigan
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Rivalry Renewed: Mars Ready For Showdown With Bloomquist This Weekend (Aug. 4-6) In USA Nationals At Cedar Lake Speedway


Star Drivers Face Off For First Time Since Bloomquist Protested Mars's Tires Following Firecracker 100

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

NEW RICHMOND, WI – Aug. 3, 2011 – Jimmy Mars has a pretty good idea what people will be talking about when he rolls into the pit area at Cedar Lake Speedway this weekend (Aug. 4-6) for the 24th annual USA Nationals presented by U.S. Steel.

It'll be something to do with Mars and Scott Bloomquist facing off...right, Jimmy?

"Yeah," smiled Mars. "I would imagine that will be a big topic of conversation."
Read more: Mars/Bloomquist Face Off At Cedar Lake
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Countdown To The USA Nationals At Cedar Lake Speedway: Chub Frank

Click on the video above to hear World of Outlaws Late Model Series veteran Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., talk about the 24th annual USA Nationals presented by U.S. Steel, a $50,000-to-win spectacular that takes center stage this weekend (Aug. 4-6) at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

The 49-year-old Frank has only started the USA Nationals twice – the events sanctioned by the WoO LMS in 2005 and 2010. He finished 15th in the 60-lap A-Main in '05 and third in last year's 100-lapper.

Frank's run to the show position in the '10 USA Nationals was an improbable story. He nearly had to sit out the A-Main after mechanical trouble prevented him from running the Last Chance Race, but a provisional gave him the 25th starting spot and he quietly stayed out of trouble to score a third-place finish worth $10,000.
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Stars Looking Forward To Big-Track Showdown This Wednesday Night (Aug. 3) At Shawano


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

SHAWANO, WI – Aug. 2, 2011 – Most of the stars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series got their first taste of the sprawling Shawano Speedway last year.

What was the traveling standouts' consensus opinion of the half-mile fairgrounds oval? They seemed to enjoy their visit – and that's why they're looking forward to the national tour's return to Shawano this Wednesday night (Aug. 3) for another mid-week spectacular topped by a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Main.
Read more: Outlaws Return To Shawano
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Countdown To The USA Nationals At Cedar Lake Speedway: Josh Richards (Video)

Click the above video to hear two-time defending World of Outlaws Late Model Series talk about the 24th annual USA Nationals presented by U.S. Steel on Aug. 4-6 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

The $50,000-to-win spectacular is one of the prime races on the 23-year-old Richards's hit list. He stood on the event's Victory Lane stage as a fresh-faced 12-year-old in 2000 when his father Mark's car was driven to a USA Nationals win by Pennsylvanian Davey Johnson, so he's been dreaming of returning his dad's No. 1 to Cedar Lake's spotlight ever since.

Richards has been a serious contender for victory in his two previous USA Nationals starts under the WoO LMS banner, but bad luck struck him on both occasions. He timed fifth-fastest and won a heat race for both the 2005 and 2010 editions and ran up early in both races, climbing as high as third in the 60-lap A-Main in '05 and second in the 100-lapper last year. But in '05 a flat tire on lap 51 forced him to pit and relegated him to a lead-lap 12th-place finish, and in '10 he was holding second when engine trouble knocked him out on lap 19 and left him with a 23rd-place finish.
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Ready Like Never Before: Pat Doar Confident Heading Into USA Nationals On Aug. 4-6 At Cedar Lake Speedway

Chasing World of Outlaws Late Model Series In 2011 Has Veteran Racer Tuned Up For His Hometown Track's Marquee Event

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 29, 2011 – Pat Doar has always been sort of an interloper in his hometown track's biggest dirt Late Model race of the season – specifically, a small-engine specialist trying to make noise in an open-motor extravaganza.

But that won't be the case for the 24th annual USA Nationals presented by U.S. Steel at Cedar Lake Speedway, a 100-lap, $50,000-to-win spectacular on Aug. 4-6 that ranks as the highest-paying event on the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Read more: • Doar Comes Home To Cedar Lake For USA Nationals
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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Set To Contest 300th A-Main Since 2004 On Tuesday Night (July 26) At Dog Hollow Speedway


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

STRONGSTOWN, PA – July 25, 2011 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is set to reach a milestone in its history on Tuesday night (July 26) at Dog Hollow Speedway.

With sunny skies and a break in the heat wave forecast for Tuesday, the 'Laurel Highlands 40' at Jim Michny's four-tenths-mile oval appears destined to become the 300th WoO LMS A-Main contested since the national tour was restarted in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner.
Read more: A Milestone For The World of Outlaws
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Good Buddies, Fellow Rookies: Davies & Lobb Eagerly Await This Week's World of Outlaws Late Model Series Action On Home Turf


National Tour's Pennsy Tripleheader Visits Dog Hollow (July 26), McKean County (July 27) & Eriez (July 31)

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – July 24, 2011 – Ron Davies and John Lobb are longtime buddies. They share the same race shop. They're spending the 2011 season caravanning together across the country as rookies on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

And of course, they're both eagerly anticipating the coming week. The WoO LMS, after all, will contest a three-race swing on the veteran drivers' familiar Keystone State turf.
Read more: Rookies Race At Home
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Ongoing Reconstruction Project Forces Cancelation Of West Virginia Motor Speedway's WoO Late Model Series Event On July 30


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – July 18, 2011 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series event scheduled for Sat., July 30, at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells has been canceled because the ambitious project to shorten the track is not yet complete, series and Mountain State Motorsports Promotions officials announced on Monday.

Construction work to transform the sprawling five-eighths-mile WVMS oval into a more fan- and competitor-friendly three-eighths-mile layout began in April, but a rain-filled month caused delays in the project that led to the postponement of the WoO LMS 'RaceFest' scheduled for May 28-29. Mountain State Motorsports Promotions hoped to complete the reconstruction effort in time to unveil the new track to fans and racers with a one-day WoO LMS show on July 30 but further delays made that deadline impossible to meet.
Read more: West Virginia Date Canceled

 

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