Another busy weekend of racing is over and that means we've got a lot to talk about. Jason Johnson joins the show this week, plus other miscellaneous topics. It's Open Red, the Official Podcast of the World of Outlaws!

Read more: Open Red Ep 37 - Jason Johnson & More!


Past Thunderbowl Raceway World of Outlaws Winners

by Gary Thomas

The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored victory over Tim Shaffer and Jason Meyers. The 2017 season marks the 14th overall year that the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will invade the one-third mile clay oval.

Read more: Thunderbowl Victors of the Past


$20,000-dollar bonus to be divided to the winners of the FVP Outlaw Showdown and Outlaw FanFest

LAS VEGAS – March 9, 2017 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series winners’ pockets just got a little deeper. A $5,000 prize – the “Badlands Bonus” sponsored by Badlands Motor Speedway – was just added to the winners’ take for the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Winners who take a trip down Victory Lane from the FVP Outlaw Showdown will each win an additional $5,000 and make them eligible to double the amount from the Outlaw FanFest at Badlands Speedway.

Read more: ‘Badlands Bonus’ Up for Grabs at Las Vegas and Badlands Motor Speedway


iRacing Named Exclusive World of Outlaws Online Racing Partner and the World of Outlaws announced today that iRacing will become the World of Outlaws exclusive online racing partner.  The agreement brings the world’s leading online motorsports simulation service together with North America’s premier dirt track racing series and comes as iRacing prepares to launch its highly anticipated dirt racing feature on March 29.

Read more: Outlaws Join iRacing Family


Joey Saldana looks to add another World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17 & 18

by Gary Thomas

TULARE, CA – March 8, 2017 — Throughout the years, one of the more accomplished World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series drivers at Thunderbowl Raceway has been Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who returns to the track on March 17 and 18 aboard the Stenhouse Jr./ Wood Racing No. 17 Sprinter.

Read more: Saldana Wants Win 100 at Thunderbowl

We are four races deep into the 2017 season, so of course it's time to overreact to what's happened so far. Ross and Justin talk Schatz v. Johnson, other full-ish time drivers, and giveaway a free DIRTVision package! It's Open Red, the Official Podcast of the World of Outlaws!

Read more: Open Red Ep 36 - Overreaction Monday!

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At a Glance: Sides Seeks the Up-Side at Vegas
Will try for his first career series win at the fast-action half-mile

CONCORD, N.C. – March 6, 2017 – Though they are vastly different in entertainment, there is a distinct similarity between the alluring Las Vegas, Nev. strip and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway less than 20 miles down the road. For "Double Down" Jason Sides, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaw Showdown is a matter of defeating the odds for the ever-coveted $10,000 jackpot.

Read more: Sides Seeks the Up-Side at Vegas

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Gator Outlaw Bash rescheduled to Thursday, April 13  

WILLIS, Tex. – March 4, 2017 – Precipitation throughout the area forced the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series to postpone the Gator Outlaw Bash at Gator Motorplex. The Outlaws’ debut at the quarter-mile course will be moved to Thursday, April 13.

Read more: Rain Postpones World of Outlaws at Gator Motorplex

Conveniently the Shark Racing duo of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart was in Charlotte, so we met up and recorded a show! Hear about their upcoming season and find out why it's called Shark Racing. It's Open Red, the Official Podcast of the World of Outlaws!

Read more: Open Red Ep 35 - Shark Attack!


The World of Outlaws extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Capitani.

Capitani was instrumental in growing the sport of sprint car racing, and more significantly, in the overall growth and development of the legendary Knoxville Nationals.

"Ralph was a visionary promoter in the sprint car racing world," said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. "I enjoyed the opportunities I had to learn while working with him. We will miss him."

Read more: Hats Off to Capitani

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