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World of Outlaws Late Model Series Mourns Passing Of Veteran Car Owner Raye Vest

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 5, 2009 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series lost a treasured supporter on Wednesday with the passing of longtime team owner Raye Vest.

A stalwart on the WoO LMS with driver Rick Eckert since the national tour's reincarnation in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner, Vest died at his home in White Plains, Md., on Wednesday afternoon due to complications from health problems he had been battling for several years. He was 76.
Read more: Car Owner Raye Vest: Gone But Not Forgotten
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Richards Gearing Up For February's DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH After Holiday-Week Trip To New Zealand


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 12, 2011 – Josh Richards enjoyed some off-season fun in the sun during his holiday-week trip to New Zealand.

Now it's back to the regular grind for the 22-year-old sensation, who is just over one month away from beginning his chase of an unprecedented third consecutive World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship – as well as an amazing fifth straight season-opening victory – during the 40th annual DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park.
Read more: Richards Readies For Volusia
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A Final Look Back: Facts, Figures & Statistical Notes From The 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Series

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 31, 2010 – On the eve of a new year, here's a final look back at facts, figures and statistical notes from the 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Series....
 
WHAT A TALENT: Josh Richards unfailingly credits his powerhouse Rocket Chassis house car operation – featuring his father/team owner Mark Richards, car chief Matt Barnes, tire specialist Jimmy Frye and a host of other sponsors and supporters – for carrying him to a history-making second consecutive tour championship in 2010. 
Read more: • Checkering The 2010 WoO LMS
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By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director


CONCORD, NC – Dec. 22, 2010 – Josh Richards will spend the holidays Down Under.

The reigning World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion is leaving his native West Virginia's cold, snowy conditions behind to enjoy a week of racing and relaxation in the summer sun of New Zealand, where he's scheduled to compete in two events at Baypark Speedway, a quarter-mile clay oval located about 100 miles southeast of Auckland between the beach resort of Mount Maunganui and the city of Tauranga.
Read more: Josh Heads Down Under For Holidays
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Working With Rookie Driver's Team Has Clint Smith Energized For 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 1, 2010 – Clint Smith failed to snap his long, frustrating winless streak on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2010, but he made strides with his performance.

And if the positive vibe he has about the slightly new direction of his 2011 racing program is correct, the hard-nosed veteran from Senoia, Ga., just might rediscover his winning touch on the national tour.
Read more: 'Cat Daddy' Confident
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Richards Calmly Handled Pressure In 2010 To Capture Second Straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director


CONCORD, NC – Nov. 24, 2010 – The pressure was on Josh Richards midway through the final A-Main of the 2010 World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Clinging to a six-point lead in the standings over Darrell Lanigan and with his friendly rival on the charge in the season-ending 50-lapper on Nov. 6 during the Lowes Foods World Finals Presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom's Snacks at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Richards could feel his hopes and dreams of winning a second consecutive championship crushing down on his shoulders.
Read more: • Richards Handles Pressure To Claim Second Straight Title

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2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Schedule Released At Performance Racing Industry Trade Show


By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director (Photo by JMS ProPhoto)

CONCORD, NC – Dec. 10, 2010 (updated on Jan. 26, 2011) – An exciting mix of stalwart tracks, new venues and lucrative, high-profile events will comprise the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule, which was released on Friday during the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, Fla.

Forty-one events at 34 tracks in 20 states are currently confirmed as part of the national tour's 2011 slate, including a half-dozen extra-distance blockbusters highlighted by the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals on Aug. 5-6 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., the fifth annual Firecracker 100 on June 23-25 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and the second annual Commonwealth 100 on April 15-16 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va.

Read more: Action-Packed 2011 Schedule Released

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Momentum For 2011: Francis Closes Frustrating Season Strong With Lucrative Victory In National 100

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director (Photo by Ron Skinner)

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 15, 2010 – Two weeks ago Steve Francis couldn't wait for his frustrating 2010 season to reach its end. Now he wouldn't mind seeing the campaign roll on. 
Read more: Fine Finish For Francis
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Richards Picks Up $100,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Title Check For Second Straight Year At Sunday’s Awards Banquet

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director (Photo by JMS ProPhoto)

CONCORD, NC - Nov. 7, 2010 - Josh Richards experienced a very rewarding case of déjà vu on Sunday night. 

As the 22-year-old sensation from Shinnston, W.Va., accepted the $100,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship check, trophy and keepsake ring for the second consecutive season during the national tour’s ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet at the Great Wolf Lodge, he had to remind himself that the calendar had changed. Read more: Richards Cashes $100G Title Check
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CONCORD, NC - Nov. 8, 2009 - Josh Richards didn’t look – or sound – like ‘Kid Rocket’ on Sunday night. Read more: Josh Richards Collects Championship and $100,000 at Awards Banquet

 

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