Series releases early 2007 tentative schedule

World of Outlaws Sprint Series Announces First 72 Races For 2007 Knoxville, IA -- Aug. 11, 2006 -- DIRT MotorSports announced today the first 72 dates for the 2007 World of Outlaws Sprint Series season, featuring a return to ...

World of Outlaws Sprint Series Announces First 72 Races For 2007

Knoxville, IA -- Aug. 11, 2006 -- DIRT MotorSports announced today the first 72 dates for the 2007 World of Outlaws Sprint Series season, featuring a return to traditional facilities, a number of tracks new to the series, a return to tracks for the first time in several seasons and a two-day event in Canada.

"Having a majority of our schedule available at this time will allow fans, promoters, teams and sponsors to get a significant jump on planning for 2007," said DIRT MotorSports President and CEO Tom Deery. "Making this announcement has been a high priority goal of the DIRT MotorSports team. We can now move forward with finalizing our television package, allowing us to then advance a number of sponsorship discussions, in preparation for an exciting season."

Achieving a schedule this early in 2006, by far the earliest schedule release in the history of the World of Outlaws, was a collaborative effort among promoters and World of Outlaws officials.

"We already have as many dates booked for 2007 as we had on our final 2006 schedule and couldn't be more excited about the quality and diversity of the facilities represented," said DIRT MotorSports Executive Vice President of Operations Ben Geisler. "We believe this will help each of them with the planning of their events next season, as well as help our teams as they attempt to secure the sponsorship funding necessary to travel across the country and compete with the World of Outlaws."

For the third consecutive year, the World of Outlaws will open the season with races Friday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 11, at Volusia Speedway Park in midst of Race Weeks in Barberville, Fla., near Daytona Beach.

The World of Outlaws will continue sanctioning three of the largest events in all of sprint car racing with the King's Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway and the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

Among the tracks where the World of Outlaws will return in 2007 after an absence this season will be Feb. 17 at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas; March 24 at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, Miss.; May 4 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill.; May 12 and Sept. 15 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.; May 26 at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway; July 6 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.; and I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.

Tracks welcoming the World of Outlaws Sprint Series for the first time include Volunteer Speedway on March 30 in Bull's Gap, Tenn., during the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event in nearby Bristol, and a trek north of the border to Castrol Raceway Aug. 17-18 in Edmonton, Alberta.

The World of Outlaws are also returning to four speedways after being absent for several years. The series returns March 31 to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., for the first time since 1999; April 6 to Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway for the first time since 2001; May 5 to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Tenn.; and June 17 to Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan., for the first time since 2002.

<pre> World of Outlaws Sprint Series 2007 First Edition Schedule; Released Aug. 11, 2006

Date            Day             Track                           City
Feb. 9          Friday          Volusia Speedway Park           Barberville, FL
Feb. 11         Sunday          Volusia Speedway Park           Barberville, FL
Feb. 17         Saturday        Houston Raceway Park            Baytown (Houston), TX
March 2         Friday          USA Raceway Park                Tucson, AZ
March 3         Saturday        Manzanita Speedway              Phoenix, AZ
March 24        Saturday        Pike County Speedway            Magnolia, MS
March 30        Friday          Volunteer Speedway              Bull's Gap, TN
March 31        Saturday        Dixie Speedway                  Woodstock, GA
April 6         Friday          Paducah Intl. Raceway           Paducah, KY
April 7         Saturday        I-55 Raceway                    Pevely, MO
April 13        Friday          Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
April 14        Saturday        Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
April 21        Saturday        Tri-State Speedway              Haubstadt, IN
May 4           Friday          Tri-City Speedway               Granite City, IL
May 5           Saturday        Riverside Intl. Speedway        West Memphis, AR
May 11          Friday          US 36 Raceway                   Osborn, MO
May 12          Saturday        Lake Ozark Speedway             Lake Ozark, MO
May 15          Tuesday         Lernerville Speedway            Sarver, PA
May 17          Thursday        Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
May 18          Friday          Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
May 19          Saturday        Orange County Fair Speedway     Middletown, NY
May 22          Tuesday         Grandview Speedway              Bechtelsville, PA
May 25          Friday          The DIRT Track at Lowe's        Concord, NC
May 26          Saturday        Hagerstown Speedway             Hagerstown, MD
May 28          Monday          Rolling Wheels Raceway          Elbridge, NY
June 1          Friday          Sharon Speedway                 Sharon, OH
June 2          Saturday        Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
June 8          Friday          Eagle Raceway                   Eagle, NE
June 9          Saturday        Eagle Raceway                   Eagle, NE
June 17         Sunday          Heartland Park                  Topeka, KS
June 22         Friday          Dodge City Speedway             Dodge City, KS
June 23         Saturday        Dodge City Speedway             Dodge City, KS
June 25         Monday          Black Hills Speedway            Rapid City, SD
June 29         Friday          Nodak Speedway                  Minot, ND
June 30         Saturday        Red River Valley Speedway       Fargo, ND
July 3          Tuesday         Huset's Speedway                Brandon, SD
July 6          Friday          Chicagoland Speedway            Joliet, IL
July 7          Saturday        I-55 Raceway                    Pevely, MO
July 11         Wednesday       Limaland Motorsports Park       Lima, OH
July 13         Friday          Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
July 14         Saturday        Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
July 17         Tuesday         Lernerville Speedway            Sarver, PA
July 19         Thursday        Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
July 20         Friday          Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
July 21         Saturday        Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
July 22         Sunday          Lebanon Valley Speedway         Lebanon Valley, NY
July 24         Tuesday         Fulton Speedway                 Fulton, NY
July 27         Friday          I-96 Speedway                   Lake Odessa, MI
July 28         Saturday        K-C Raceway                     Chillicothe, OH
Aug. 3          Friday          The Raceway@Powercom Park       Beaver Dam, WI
Aug. 4          Saturday        The Raceway@Powercom Park       Beaver Dam, WI
Aug. 17         Friday          Castrol Raceway                 Edmonton, CAN
Aug. 18         Friday          Castrol Raceway                 Edmonton, CAN
Aug. 24         Friday          Skagit Speedway                 Alger, WA
Aug. 25         Saturday        Skagit Speedway                 Alger, WA
Aug. 29         Wednesday       Southern Oregon Speedway        Medford, OR
Sept. 1         Saturday        Calistoga Speedway              Calistoga, CA
Sept. 2         Saturday        Calistoga Speedway              Calistoga, CA
Sept. 6         Thursday        Silver Dollar Speedway          Chico, CA
Sept. 7         Friday          Silver Dollar Speedway          Chico, CA
Sept. 8         Saturday        Silver Dollar Speedway          Chico, CA
Sept. 14        Friday          Eagle Raceway                   Eagle, NE
Sept. 15        Saturday        Lake Ozark Speedway             Lake Ozark, MO
Sept. 21        Friday          Eldora Speedway                 Rossburg, OH
Sept. 22        Saturday        Wilmot Speedway                 Kenosha, WI
Sept. 23        Sunday          Kokomo Speedway                 Kokomo, IN
Sept. 28        Friday          Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
Sept. 29        Saturday        Williams Grove Speedway         Mechanicsburg, PA
Oct. 5          Friday          Princeton Speedway              Princeton, MN
Oct. 6          Saturday        Princeton Speedway              Princeton, MN
Oct. 12         Friday          USA Raceway Park                Tucson, AZ
Oct. 13         Saturday        Manzanita Speedway              Phoenix, AZ

-credit: woo

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