After the rain went away on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, the lights came on and the stars came out for a shortened-but-exciting night of racing in the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am.
A packed crowd of fans from 50 states and seven countries stuck around throughout the evening, filling the grandstands for the penultimate night of dirt racing’s championship-deciding spectacular. With rain having shortened Friday’s card, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified features scheduled for Friday night will shift to Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Spectator gates will open at 1 p.m.
Saturday’s original on-track schedule will remain in place, with opening ceremonies getting underway at 4:45 p.m.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars completed all pre-feature action on Friday, with Paige Polyak, Tim Shaffer, Ian Madsen, Aaron Reutzel, Spencer Bayston and David Gravel collecting heat victories. Gerard McIntyre won the C-Main. Tim Shaffer and Aaron Reutzel won Dashes. Parker Price-Miller won the last-chance showdown.
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models title contender Chris Madden won his heat race, as did Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Devin Moran and Brandon Sheppard. Pat Doar, Ross Bailes and Joey Coulter won last-chance showdowns.
Tickets and pit passes to the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am are available at the speedway ticket office, online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/ or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).
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