DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 28, 2020) – There was an eerie emptiness to Davenport Speedway back in May when the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series last visited the Davenport, Iowa facility. After all, the fans were absent.
With strict local restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Inside Out’ doubleheader on May 29-30 – which featured races on the 1/4-mile and 1/2-mile – took place as a participant-only event. This time, however, with the Outlaws roaring into town for a $10,000-to-win Tuesday night special on July 28, an exuberant crowd will be welcomed back to the grandstands.
Scheduled for a mid-week showdown on Davenport’s inside 1/4-mile, Tuesday will mark just the third appearance on the little track at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. “The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet” first competed on the smaller venue in 2007 when Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa topped Jimmy Mars and Brian Birkhofer to win his only career World of Outlaws event at his home track.
Most recently, the Outlaws went back on the 1/4-mile oval in May and offered up a race of the year candidate. After a three-way war in the opening stages between Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker and Brandon Sheppard, the 30-lapper came down to potentially the closest finish in series history. After trading the lead a handful of times over the final laps, Sheppard BARELY edged out Ricky Thornton Jr. by .007 seconds to score an exhilarating win on the bullring.
Tickets (if available) will be sold at the gates on Tuesday, but fans are encouraged to buy in advance online HERE before the event sells out. Today, Monday, July 27, is the final day for $25 General Admission before the cost rises to $30 tomorrow. For any fans unable to make it to Davenport Speedway, DIRTVision will have all the action streaming LIVE for you at home.
Pits Open – 2:00pm
Grandstands Open – 4:00pm
Driver’s Meeting – 6:00pm
Hot Laps – 6:30pm
Racing – 7:00pm
Photo credit: Brendon Bauman and Jacy Norgaard via World of Outlaws
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.
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