At least 52 tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces will offer a ‘Salute to the King’ as Steve Kinser makes one more run at a 21st series championship
INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 12, 2013 – The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series announced a huge 2014 schedule on Thursday during the Performance Racing Industry trade show at the Indiana Convention Center, highlighting the “Salute to the King” as the legendary Steve Kinser makes his final run at winning a 21st championship beginning in February at the DIRTcar Nationals.
The 2014 tour will feature 92 race nights at 52 different tracks across 24 states and three Canadian provinces.
It all gets underway Feb. 14-15-16, 2014, during the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park, where Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman won on opening night last season and held off Tony Stewart Racing’s Donny Schatz in November at the World Finals to win the championship by the narrowest margin in series history.
The Outlaws will then head west March 5-6 to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the mid-week Sin City Showdown during the track’s NASCAR event week. From there the series will roll south to Arizona for the NAPA Auto Parts Wildcat Shootout at Tucson International Raceway before spending the next five weeks competing in California, including March 22 at the Stockton 99 Dirt Track and a special two-day event April 5-6 at scenic Calistoga Speedway.
A major new event to the schedule returns the series to its Texas roots. Following April 15 at El Paso Speedway Park, the April 18-19 Texas Outlaw Nationals brings the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars back to the place where it all began in 1978 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. It marks the first time in more than a decade since the Outlaws invaded the suburban Dallas city of Mesquite, where the World of Outlaws got their start nearly 37 years ago.
One of Kinser’s favorite venues is Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, where the Outlaws race five times in 2014 with the first two events on May 2-3. Following Eldora, which was one of the venues on the series’ original 1978 tour, the Outlaws will make their inaugural appearance at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 7. There are 14 events in May, many primarily in the east.
A 10-race June schedule includes a run through the Midwest that wraps up with a big three-day weekend when the Outlaws invade 34 Raceway on Friday, June 27, in Burlington, Iowa; Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, June 28; and Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29 in New Richmond, Wis.
Fans came out in droves last season to see the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where the series returns on Wednesday, July 2, to kick off its busiest month of the year with 15 race nights. The storied Boot Hill Showdown on July 4-5 at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park will give the Outlaws a chance to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in the Old West.
The Brad Doty Classic on July 9 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, sets the stage for the proverbial “Month of Money” kickoff July 11-12 at Eldora Speedway with the Kings Royal weekend. A swing through Pennsylvania, including a second event at Lincoln Speedway, and the Northeast, with races in Quebec and Ontario, ramps up the intensity for the Ironman 55 on Aug. 1-2 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 before the sprint car world descends on Knoxville, Iowa, for the week-long FVP Knoxville Nationals, Aug. 6-9.
The championship picture will become more clear as the August tour through the Pacific Northwest, including Washington’s Skagit Speedway, gives way to September and shifts into California and the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Sept. 5-6 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.
A run back through the Midwest, with a return to Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track for the first time since 2006, and the huge National Open at Williams Grove Speedway will lead to what’s quickly becoming the most anticipated event on the schedule, the Nov 6-7-8 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where Kinser’s Salute to the King will conclude with what he is no doubt hoping will be a remarkable 21st World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.
The full schedule, which includes several events yet to be announced, is below:
2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Schedule (12-12-13, Subject to Change)
|February 14||Friday||Volusia Speedway Park||Barberville, FL|
|February 15||Saturday||Volusia Speedway Park||Barberville, FL|
|February 16||Sunday||Volusia Speedway Park||Barberville, FL|
|March 5||Wednesday||The Dirt Track at Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV|
|March 6||Thursday||The Dirt Track at Las Vegas||Las Vegas, NV|
|March 8||Saturday||Tucson International Raceway||Tucson, AZ|
|March 14||Friday||Thunderbowl Raceway||Tulare, CA|
|March 15||Saturday||Thunderbowl Raceway||Tulare, CA|
|March 22||Saturday||Stockton 99 Dirt Track||Stockton, CA|
|March 28||Friday||Merced Speedway||Merced, CA|
|March 29||Saturday||Silver Dollar Speedway||Chico, CA|
|April 5||Saturday||Calistoga Speedway||Calistoga, CA|
|April 6||Sunday||Calistoga Speedway||Calistoga, CA|
|April 11||Friday||Kings Speedway||Hanford, CA|
|April 12||Saturday||Perris Auto Speedway||Perris, CA|
|April 15||Tuesday||El Paso Speedway Park||El Paso, TX|
|April 18||Friday||Devil’s Bowl Speedway||Mesquite, TX|
|April 19||Saturday||Devil’s Bowl Speedway||Mesquite, TX|
|April 25||Friday||Salina Highbanks||Salina, OK|
|April 26||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO|
|May 2||Friday||Eldora Speedway||Rossburg, OH|
|May 3||Saturday||Eldora Speedway||Rossburg, OH|
|May 7||Wednesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL|
|May 9||Friday||Wilmot Raceway||Wilmot, WI|
|May 10||Saturday||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|May 14||Wednesday||Lincoln Speedway||Abbottstown, PA|
|May 16||Friday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|May 17||Saturday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|May 18||Sunday||Orange County Fair Speedway||Middletown, NY|
|May 20||Tuesday||New Egypt Speedway||New Egypt, NJ|
|May 23||Friday||The Dirt Track at Charlotte||Charlotte, NC|
|May 26||Monday||Lawrenceburg Speedway||Lawrenceburg, IN|
|May 30||Friday||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|May 31||Saturday||I-96 Raceway||Lake Odessa, MI|
|June 4||Wednesday||Kokomo Speedway||Kokomo, IN|
|June 6||Friday||I-80 Speedway||Greenwood, NE|
|June 7||Saturday||Lakeside Speedway||Lakeside, KS|
|June 13||Friday||Jackson Speedway||Jackson, MN|
|June 14||Saturday||Knoxville Raceway||Knoxville, IA|
|June 20||Friday||River Cities Speedway||Grand Forks, ND|
|June 21||Saturday||I-94 Speedway||Fergus Falls, MN|
|June 27||Friday||34 Raceway||Burlington, IA|
|June 28||Saturday||Beaver Dam Raceway||Beaver Dam, WI|
|June 29||Sunday||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI|
|July 2||Wednesday||Huset’s Speedway||Brandon, SD|
|July 4||Friday||Dodge City Raceway Park||Dodge City, KS|
|July 5||Saturday||Dodge City Raceway Park||Dodge City, KS|
|July 9||Wednesday||Limaland Motorsports Park||Lima, OH|
|July 11||Friday||Eldora Speedway||Rossburg, OH|
|July 12||Saturday||Eldora Speedway||Rossburg, OH|
|July 15||Tuesday||Lernerville Speedway||Sarver, PA|
|July 17||Thursday||Lincoln Speedway||Abbottstown, PA|
|July 18||Friday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|July 19||Saturday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|July 20||Sunday||Lebanon Valley Speedway||West Lebanon, NY|
|July 26||Saturday||Autodrome Drummond||Drummondville, QUE|
|July 29||Tuesday||Ohsweken Speedway||Ohsweken, ONT|
|August 1||Friday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO|
|August 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO|
|August 6||Wednesday||Knoxville Raceway||Knoxville, IA|
|August 7||Thursday||Knoxville Raceway||Knoxville, IA|
|August 8||Friday||Knoxville Raceway||Knoxville, IA|
|August 9||Saturday||Knoxville Raceway||Knoxville, IA|
|August 15||Friday||River Cities Speedway||Grand Forks, ND|
|August 17||Sunday||Nodak Speedway||Minot, ND|
|August 22||Friday||Castrol Raceway||Edmonton, ALB|
|August 23||Saturday||Castrol Raceway||Edmonton, ALB|
|August 29||Friday||Skagit Speedway||Alger, WA|
|August 30||Saturday||Skagit Speedway||Alger, WA|
|September 3||Wednesday||Southern Oregon Speedway||Medford, OR|
|September 5||Friday||Silver Dollar Speedway||Chico, CA|
|September 6||Saturday||Silver Dollar Speedway||Chico, CA|
|September 7||Sunday||Antioch Speedway||Antioch, CA|
|September 12||Friday||Clay County Fairgrounds||Spencer, IA|
|September 13||Saturday||Deer Creek Speedway||Spring Valley, MN|
|September 17||Wednesday||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|September 19||Friday||Eldora Speedway||Rossburg, OH|
|September 20||Saturday||Lernerville Speedway||Sarver, PA|
|October 3||Friday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|October 4||Saturday||Williams Grove Speedway||Mechanicsburg, PA|
|October 11||Saturday||Rolling Wheels Raceway Park||Elbridge, NY|
|November 6||Thursday||The Dirt Track at Charlotte||Charlotte, NC|
|November 7||Friday||The Dirt Track at Charlotte||Charlotte, NC|
|November 8||Saturday||The Dirt Track at Charlotte||Charlotte, NC|
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.