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What to Watch This Weekend: April 15-17

by Chris McWilliams on April 14, 2011

It’s always a tough decision on where to watch a race on any given weekend. Our great country is so saturated with dirt tracks that you can basically show up at any one of them and be guaranteed a great race. This coming weekend has some big events across the country as well. The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series has two Midwest races on tap and World of Outlaws Late Model Series has the “Commonwealth 100” at Virginia Motor Speedway.  The USAC Sprint Cars have an Indiana triple-header this weekend that should prove to be very exciting as well. Weather looks like it could possibly be an issue on the east coast as a storm front is expected to drop rain throughout the east coast.

The One to Watch:  If I could attend only one event this weekend (not to mention had the gas money and time) it would be the World of Outlaws Late Model Series “Commonwealth 100” at Virginia Motor Speedway.  The nation’s best late model drivers should all be there with $25,000 on the line.  Last year’s winner Chris Madden looks to be strong again but will face stiff competition from Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Austin Hubbard, Scott Bloomquist (who missed last year’s event  due to a six-month suspension), Tim McCreadie, Tim Fuller, Rick Eckert, and the rest of the best late model drivers in the country.  The ½ mile clay oval at Virginia Motor Speedway should be the place to be for great dirt track racing this weekend.

Checkout the weekend’s schedule below, and as always make sure you check with the track or series to confirm start times, or to check if weather might be an issue.

Sprint Cars

2010 I-55 Speedway World of Outlaw Winner Joey Saldana (Image Credit: inRacing.com)

 

World of Outlaws – Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, KY – April 15 – $10,000

World of Outlaws – I-55 Raceway – Pevely, MO – April 16 – $10,000

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series – I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN – April 15

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series – Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN – April 16

AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN – April 17

ASCS National Series – I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, AR – April 15 – $3,000

ASCS National Series – I-30 Speedway – Little Rock, AR – April 16 – $6,000

ASCS Gulf South Region – Golden Triangle Raceway Park – Beaumont, TX – April 15 – $3,000

ASCS Gulf South Region – Royal Purple Raceway – Baytown, TX – April 16 – $3,000

ASCS Canyon Region – USA Raceway – Tucson, AZ – April 16

NCRA Sprint Series – 81 Speedway – Park City, KS – April 16

URC Sprint Series – Delaware International Speedway – Delmar, DE – April 16

USAC West Coast Sprint Series – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA – April 16

King of the West Sprint Series – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, CA – April 16

United Sprint Car Series – Carolina Speedway – Gastonia, NC – April 15

United Sprint Car Series – Traveler’s Rest Speedway – Traveler’s Rest, SC – April 16

Defending "Commonwealth 100" Champion Chris Madden (Image Credit: MRM Racing Photos)

 

Late Model

World of Outlaws – Commonwealth 100 – Virginia Motor Speedway – Saluda, VA – April 16-17 – $25,000

Cornbelt Clash Series – Elko Speedway – Elko, MN – April 15-16 – $2,000 each day

IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series – Davenport Speedway – Davenport, IA – April 15 – $2,000

IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series – Jackson County Speedway – Maquoketa, IL – April 16 – $2,000

IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series – Quad City Speedway – East Moline, IL – April 17 – $2,000

Southern Regional Racing Series – Tennessee National Speedway – Hohenwald, TN – April 15 – $3,000

Southern Regional Racing Series – Thunderhill Raceway – Summertown, TN – April 16 – $3,000

O’Reilly SUPR Late Models – Baton Rouge Raceway – Baton Rouge, LA – April 16 – $2,500

American Late Model Series – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH – April 16 – $2,000

Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series – Greenville Speedway – Greenville, MS – April 16 – $2,500

Western All Stars – Antioch Speedway – Antioch, CA – April 16 – $2,000

Southern All Stars – Smokey Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN – April 16 – $5,000

Ultimate Late Model Series – Gordon Park Speedway – Grovetown, GA – April 16 – $4,000

Carolina Clash Series – Cleveland County Speedway – Lawndale, NC – April 15 – $4,000

Carolina Clash Series – Friendship Speedway – Elkin, NC – April 16 – $4,000

USMTS Mo-Kan Region Points Leader Ryan Gustin (Image Credit: gresselracing.com)

 

Modifieds

USMTS Mo-Kan Region – Valley Speedway – Grain Valley, MO – April 15 – $2,000

USMTS Mo-Kan Region – Central Missouri Speedway – Warrensburg, MO – April 16 – $2,000

NCRA Southern Modifieds – Thunderbird Speedway – Muskogee, OK – April 15

NCRA Southern Modifieds – Crawford County Speedway – Van Buren, AR – April 16

IMCA Modifieds – 34 Raceway – Burlington, IA – April 16 – $1000

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