World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series 2022 schedule includes record points’ payout

With 2 races staying in 2021, the World of Outlaws Sprint Automobile series revealed their 2022 schedule that consists of more than 80 races in 22 states.

The 2022 season will likewise include a record 1-million-dollar points’ payment with $200,000 going to the champ and $100,00 to 2nd. The bag will be enhanced by $350,000 with the leading 20 positions all boasting boosts.

“The strength of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and our devotion to the series was showcased in 2020 by overcoming the pandemic,” stated Brian Carter, CEO of the World of Outlaws in a release. “Then, we took off running in 2021 with the return of big events and the increase in purses throughout the year. Now, in 2022, we’re eager to build off that momentum and continue to show why the World of Outlaws is ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ There are a lot of new and exciting things in store for drivers and fans alike in 2022 that we’ve been looking forward to for a while.”

The 2022 schedule will start and end in familiar locations while 4 places arranged to launching or go back to the calendar.

Start in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. with the DIRTcar Nationals and ending with World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in early November, the series crisscrosses the nation two times.

Highlighted on the schedule are 4 places either brand-new to the circuit or that will see their very first occasion after a hiatus.

Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway, a .333-mile track situated 2 hours north of Los Angeles, will be the very first track to rejoin the 2022 schedule for the very first time given that 2018. Sheldon Haudenschild won the most current of 10 races there.

4 days later on, the Criminal sprints will make another effort to christen Vado (N.M.) Speedway Park. This track was arranged to host its very first race in 2020 and after that once again in 2021 prior to the occasions were canceled since of problems from the COVID-19 pandemic. This brand-new modern center lies midway in between Las Cruces, N.M. and El Paso, Texas.

Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. pops back up on the schedule for the very first time given that 2008. Found throughout the Mississippi River from St. Louis, the track hosted 56 races from 1979 through 2008 with Donny Schatz as the most current and just active winner.

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Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio, rejoins the schedule for their 8th check out. In between 2003 and 2009, Schatz won 4 of the previous 7 races.

Some other highlights from the schedule consist of a 2nd night of racing at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway with the Outlaws’ very first checking out there in July and returning in October for a two-night program.

Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D. includes a marquee occasion to the calendar with the $100,000-to-win Huset’s High Bank Nationals, three-day program.

The Bristol Celebration returns in 2022 for the 2nd year when Bristol Motor Speedway covers the track with clay for another NASCAR dirt track race. The Criminal sprints will take their turn in late April for a three-day program.

The Kings Royal go back to the schedule for its 39th Running and will be broaden to 4 nights of racing that consists of a return of the Historic Big One with another $100,000 payday. The weekend concludes with Kings Royal will paying $175,000-to-win on Saturday, July 16.

Kyle Larson won his very first Knoxville Nationals in 2021. With the three-day program in Knoxville, Iowa, culminating on Saturday night prior to NASCAR gos to Richmond Raceway in Virginia on Sunday, he needs to get an opportunity to protect his title.

The Outlaws will when again make 2 West Coast swings. The very first of these will range from March 11 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. through Perris (Calif.) Speedway’s occasion on March 26. The 2nd swing starts in Washington at Skagit Speedway on September 1 and ends at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway on September 17.

2022 Set Up

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 10-12 – Volusia Speedway Park
Friday, Feb. 25 – Magnolia Motor Speedway
Saturday, Feb. 26 – The Rev

Friday-Saturday, March 4-5 – Cotton Bowl Speedway
Friday-Saturday, March 11-12 – Thunderbowl Raceway
Friday, March 18 – Merced Speedway
Saturday, March 19 – Ocean Speedway
Friday, March 25 – Bakersfield Speedway
Saturday, March 26 – Perris Vehicle Speedway
Tuesday, March 29 – Vado Speedway Park

Friday, April 1 – Lawton Speedway
Saturday, April 2 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Friday, April 8 – United States 36 Raceway
Saturday, April 9 – Lake Ozark Speedway (Jason Johnson Classic)
Friday-Saturday, April 15-16 – Federated Vehicle Components Raceway at I-55
Friday, April 22 – Tri-City Speedway (IL)
Saturday, April 23 – Tri-State Speedway (IN)
Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 – Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday-Saturday, Might 6-7 – Eldora Speedway
Tuesday, Might 10 – Lincoln Speedway
Friday-Saturday, Might 13-14 – Williams Grove Speedway
Tuesday, Might 17 – Bridgeport Speedway
Friday, Might 20 – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, Might 21 – Sharon Speedway
Saturday, Might 28 – Atomic Speedway
Monday, Might 30 – Lawrenceburg Speedway

Friday, June 3 – River Cities Speedway
Sunday, June 5 – Huset’s Speedway
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11 – Knoxville Raceway
Friday-Saturday, June 17-18 – Beaver Dam Raceway
Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25 – Huset’s Speedway

Friday-Saturday, July 1-2 – Cedar Lake Speedway
Friday, July 8 – 34 Raceway
Saturday, July 9 – Wilmot Raceway
Tuesday, July 12 ­– Attica Raceway Park
Wednesday-Saturday, July 13-16 – Eldora Speedway
Wednesday, July 20 – Port Royal Speedway
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23 – Williams Grove Speedway
Friday, July 29 – TBA
Saturday, July 30 – Weedsport Speedway

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 5-6 – Federated Vehicle Components Raceway at I-55
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 10-13 – Knoxville Raceway
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 18-20 – Jackson Motorplex
Friday, Aug. 26 – River Cities Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 27 – Red River Valley Speedway

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 1-3 – Skagit Speedway
Monday, Sept. 5 – Grays Harbor Raceway
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10 – Silver Dollar Speedway
Friday, Sept. 16 – Keller Vehicle Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Placerville Speedway
Friday, Sept. 23 – Eldora Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Sharon Speedway
Friday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 1 – Williams Grove Speedway

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8 – Port Royal Speedway
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15 – TBA
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22 – TBA
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28-29 – TBA

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte

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