The World of Outlaws go to to Skagit Speedway, often one of many monitor’s most anticipated weekends of the yr, will achieve an additional day and a brand-new identify in 2021.
The touring circuit introduced it would maintain a three-day occasion on the clay banked oval in Alger on Sept. 3-5. The occasion shall be known as the Skagit Nationals.
The World of Outlaws has historically raced two nights at Skagit Speedway, with big-name skilled drivers as prime attracts and important prize cash at stake.
These stakes will develop this yr, with prize cash together with a $175,000 whole purse, $10,000-to-win on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday’s finale providing $25,000 to the winner. All three nights will supply $1,000 to all drivers who begin the ultimate World of Outlaws race of the night, the A Primary.
Skagit Speedway proprietor Steve Beitler mentioned the purse will doubtless appeal to much more drivers than the occasion often does.
“That’ll draw extra automobiles, and extra automobiles is extra leisure for followers,” he mentioned. “Extra automobiles will comply with the Outlaws in the event that they know that a lot cash is at stake.”
Beitler mentioned the expanded occasion grew out of a dialog with World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter at an occasion in Florida.
“He mentioned they need to make massive marquee occasions each month and I mentioned ‘We must always discuss Skagit Speedway,'” Beitler mentioned.
Carter apparently agreed, and identified that Skagit Speedway has the best-attended Outlaws occasion on the West Coast.
Beitler mentioned he hopes the partnership continues to develop.
“This yr would be the begin of one thing huge,” he mentioned.
The World of Outlaws has held 38 races at Skagit Speedway, largely lately in 2019 when Logan Schuchart gained each nights.
The Skagit Nationals would be the first three-night Outlaws occasion there since 1995. The lineup is predicted to incorporate two-time Collection champion Brad Candy, 10-time Collection champion Donny Schatz and 2019 Rookie of the 12 months Carson Macedo.
After a 2020 season provided over pay-per-view attributable to COVID-19 restrictions, Bietler mentioned he is in communication with the state Division of Well being concerning the upcoming season and could have extra to announce later. The tentative schedule consists of a gap night time of April 24 and a three-day Jim Raper Memorial Dust Cup set for June 24-26.
Beitler was lately named the Area 6 Promotor of the 12 months, masking a area that features 15 states.
“It is a testomony to a complete group at Skagit Speedway that they acknowledged us once we’re up right here within the nook of the Northwest,” he mentioned.