CONCORD, N.C. – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is bringing a 91-race schedule across 27 states and game-changing purses to the table next year.
Key to the upcoming season is the revitalization of a full slate of crown jewel events, including the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals with a potential $200,000 to the winner; two Kings Royals each paying $175,000 to win from an $800,000 purse; an additional $100,000 bonus for the Jackson Nationals if the same driver wins the Huset’s 50 ahead of Jackson; and the Williams Grove National Open paying $75,000 to the winner.
“We have set the stage for an incredible 2021 season,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said. “The teams will be racing for unprecedented purses in the recent history of the sport, we’ll be back to racing coast-to-coast, celebrating the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, the 60th annual Knoxville Nationals, two Kings Royals, a stellar Jackson Nationals with big-money incentives, and we still have a few more surprises to reveal this winter. We’re definitely looking forward to kicking off a huge new season in February.”
The Outlaws will make inaugural appearances at four tracks in 2021 and return to several iconic venues in the upcoming epic new season, which kicks off Feb. 5-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., with the 50th DIRTcar Nationals.
Next year’s World of Outlaws calendar runs into November and wraps up with the championship-crowning Can-Am World Finals Nov. 4-6 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
“The COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on our initial 2020 plans, but I think we’ve put together an exciting 2021 schedule that brings the Series back to its roots of a long season spanning across the country,” World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Director Carlton Reimers said. “Several new tracks have been added this year that should please drivers and fans alike, along with fan-favorites still in place.”
Four new tracks – Mississippi’s Magnolia Motor Speedway, Louisiana’s Revolution Park Speedway, New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park and Missouri’s I-70 Speedway – will welcome the Outlaws for the first time.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s Dixie Speedway and Talladega (Ala.) Short Track will both welcome the Outlaws back after lengthy absences the weekend following the DIRTcar Nationals.
After missing out on a West Coast swing last year, the Series has spring and fall western swings planned, featuring the return of several exciting venues.
The spring swing will kick off Thursday, March 4, at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas before going to Arizona Speedway the following weekend and then to California.
The California tour will include the Outlaws’ return to Santa Maria Raceway for the first time in 21 years and its return to Merced Speedway for the first time since 2014. The Spring swing will then conclude at Vado Speedway Park.
The fall swing begins in Washington, Sept. 3-4 at Skagit Speedway, and stays in Washington on Sept. 6 at Grays Harbor Raceway before returning to California for the Sept. 10-11 Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway.
The fall swing will then conclude the following weekend, Sept. 17 at Keller Auto Speedway and Sept. 18 at Placerville Speedway.
“I’m really excited we’re heading back to Placerville,” two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet said. “It’s my home track and I missed not being able to race in California this year in front of all my friends and family. It just didn’t feel like a real Outlaw schedule without the West Coast swings.”
For the first time since 2016, the World of Outlaws will feature three Ohio tracks on the schedule, thanks to the addition of Sharon Speedway in 2021. The World of Outlaws will also look to venture to New York again in 2021 for a doubleheader weekend.
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