Program Targets Sprints, Late Models, and Big Blocks along with Engine Builders

CONCORD, NC - May 2, 2012 - World Racing Group announced today that Cometic Gasket, Inc.,- a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment and motorsports industries- has become the latest addition to the DIRTcar HP Program. The DIRTcar HP Program revolves around the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series, and the DIRTcar Summit Nationals Hell Tour while supporting both the racers and engine builders, alike.

Established in 1989, Cometic has grown into a leading supplier of gaskets for championship-winning teams across the motorsports industry. Located just 30 miles east of Cleveland, in Concord, Ohio, Cometic produces and ships more than 5,000 types of gaskets worldwide.

Cometic Gasket prides themselves on the 17 years of experience and more than 5,000 types of gaskets that are shipped worldwide every year. They also value their close relationships with their customers and attention to detail that goes into every product produced in their state of the art facility located in Concord, Ohio.

"Cometic takes pride in being actively engaged with the competitors and engine builders where our gaskets and products are not only being used, but relied upon to win races and championships," said Bob Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of Cometic Gasket, Inc. "That's why being involved with the World Racing Group's Dirtcar HP program was a fairly simple decision to make. It's a forward-thinking opportunity and allows Cometic to maintain close communication with our current customer base as well as build upon our already solid marketshare within the dirt racing community. As we continue to grow, it's important that we maintain those relationships by giving back to the racers and maintaining a presence with the sanctioning bodies where they compete. That philosophy has always been and will continue to be a cornerstone of Cometic's marketing strategy."

Read more: Cometic Gasket Seals a Deal with World Racing Group and DIRTcar HP


Donny Schatz moved into the points lead with his Farmer City victory Wednesday night. (Travis Branch photo)

Weather Postpones NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown

World of Outlaws Sprint Car event at Eagle Raceway reset for Wednesday, Sept. 19

EAGLE, Neb. — April 26, 2012 — The NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Showdown at Eagle Raceway originally scheduled for Friday night has been postponed to Wednesday, Sept. 19. Rain has soaked the area this week, and more rain on Friday is expected to be combined with cold and windy conditions.

Tickets that were purchased in advance for Friday night will be valid for the event on Sept. 19.


Read more: Eagle Postponed to Sept. 19


World of Outlaws Return to Calistoga on Sunday, Sept. 9

Rescheduled date creates major five-race swing Sept. 6-10 through California

CONCORD, N.C. — April 18, 2012 — The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Calistoga Speedway has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9.

The race, which was originally scheduled for March 31, succumbed to heavy rain. It will now be part of a five-race swing through California the weekend after Labor Day.


Read more: Calistoga Reset to Sept. 9


Severe Weather Forces Postponement of World of Outlaws Tonight

The race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 is rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13

PEVELY, Mo. — April 14, 2012 — Severe weather the past 24 hours and continuing showers have forced the World of Outlaws and track officials to postpone tonight’s event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13. Sold out reserved tickets will now be valid for the Oct. 13 race.

Joey Saldana claimed Friday’s feature at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky., to pull within five points of championship leader Sammy Swindell. It was Saldana’s second win of the season, which puts him a top the leader board with Tim Kaeding and Donny Schatz, who is third in the points standings – only 12 behind Swindell.

The World of Outlaws will compete next Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., which is the first round of the Kasey Kahne Challenge. The Outlaws then head to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., for an event on Saturday.

Read more: Pevely Postponed to Oct. 13


Rain Postpones World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Saturday Event at Calistoga Speedway

Tonight’s race in Merced on schedule; track and series officials working to find Calistoga makeup date for later this year

CALISTOGA, Calif. — March 30, 2012 — As the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series prepares to tackle Merced Speedway tonight, one of the wettest months in California history has forced the series to postpone Saturday’s event at Calistoga Speedway.

With more than seven inches of rain in the past three weeks and additional rain throughout the week, Calistoga Speedway was unable to be touched until Friday afternoon. And then it started raining again on the half-mile track and is not projected to stop until early Sunday morning.


Read more: Calistoga Falls to Rain


Inclement Weather Forces Cancelation of Mini Gold Cup Finale Tonight

Tickets can be exchanged for upcoming events or returned for a refund

CHICO, Calif. — March 24, 2012 — Tonight’s World of Outlaws race at Silver Dollar Speedway has been cancelled because of the combination of cold temperatures and the significant amount of rain in the area, which is forecast to move over the track in the afternoon and continue the rest of the weekend.

“The tremendous amount moisture in the ground from rains earlier in the week made the pit area treacherous on Friday night and prevented the staff at Silver Dollar Speedway from providing the outstanding racing surface that we normally see,” said Brian Carter, CEO of the World of Outlaws. “The cold wind and steady rain forecasted for this evening leave us little choice but to cancel tonight’s racing.”

Read more: Mini Gold Cup Finale Cancelled


World of Outlaws Rained Out at Thunderbowl Raceway

Heavy rains have postponed racing action, new date to be determined

TULARE, Calif. — March 17, 2012 — After heavy rains hit the area and with a forecast of additional wet weather throughout the night, Thunderbowl Raceway and World of Outlaws officials have been forced to postpone tonight’s race.

A makeup date is being actively pursued. For updates on a rescheduled date, go to or

Californian Tim Kaeding won Friday’s event at the high-banked, one-third mile to become the first repeat winner of the season while four-time champion Donny Schatz took over the lead in the points. (CLICK FOR FRIDAY'S RECAP AND RESULTS)

Read more: Thunderbowl Raceway Rained Out


Dollansky Powers to Victory at Volusia Speedway Park

Veteran restarts strong to claim UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit win

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 16, 2012 — Craig Dollansky had a bittersweet taste in returning to Volusia Speedway Park.

One year ago, the sprint car ace led 51 features laps only to leave without a top 10. In his return on Wednesday night to the half-mile dirt oval in Barberville, Fla., Dollansky finished eighth in what he deemed a learning night.

In front of a packed crowd on Thursday at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Dollansky wowed the spectators and put the lessons to use by claiming the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 30-lap feature.

Read more: Dollansky Restarts Strong


Lasoski wins Night 1 of UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

The winningest driver in Volusia Speedway Park adds another victory amid traffic

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 15, 2012 — For more than 20 straight laps on Wednesday, Volusia Speedway Park was littered with a traffic jam.

The intense jumble of lapped cars on the fast, half-mile dirt oval in Barberville, Fla., created dynamic racing at the 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Danny Lasoski, the winningest driver in track history, worked his way through the clutter the best en route to claiming the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

“It’s a momentum booster for sure,” he said after picking up his 18th career sprint car win at Volusia Speedway Park.

Read more: Lasoski Survives Traffic


Practice Ignites World of Outlaws Season in Sunny Florida

The 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit is underway at Volusia

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 14, 2012 — With scattered, white clouds and a persistent breeze all afternoon, the World of Outlaws ushered in the 2012 season on Tuesday.

Although it was officially only a practice, the sessions kicked off the 41st annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, which runs through Feb. 25 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The first sprint car feature begins tomorrow – Feb. 15 – with two days of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition before the World of Outlaws hit the track Feb. 17-18-19 to decide the event’s sprint car champion.

Read more: Outlaws Host Practice

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