Fairfield, Illinois (2/19/2021)... There was no major or breaking news in the last week, but lots that may have flown under your radar. From the World of Outlaws to TV to drivers moving up, here are the top headlines from the past week that you may have missed.
Kyle Strickler Switches to Chase World of Outlaws Points- Originally planning to chase after the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model rookie of the year award and championship, Kyle Stricker has made a change of plans. Strickler picked up 2 wins, 4 Top 5's, and 5 Top 10's in five races at the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida competing with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Because of his terrific start, Strickler currently holds a 68 point lead over Kyle Bronson. The "High Side Tickler" has made the decision to now go after the World of Outlaws Late Model championship. Lots of racing is left to go, but Strickler looks to be a contender. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is back at it on March 5th at Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tennessee.
POWRi Moving Races to MAVTV in 2021- POWRi Racing will no longer air their races on POWRi TV, instead, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the new home for POWRi in 2021. Every race for the POWRi National Midgets, WAR Sprints, Outlaw Micros, and West Midgets will be aired live on MAVTV Plus. There will be a total of 62 POWRi events fans can watch as they are happening live. The first time POWRi will take to the MAVTV airwaves will be March 19-20, when the Lucas Oil National Midgets open their season at Monarch Motor Speedway in Texas. You can purchase a MAVTV Plus subscription for $99.99 a year or a monthly plan of $6.99.
World of Outlaws at Bristol to be Invite Only- The World of Outlaws Bash and Throwdown at Bristol Motor Speedway will be invite-only for all four divisions competing. The Bash will showcase the World of Outlaws Late Models and UMP Dirt Modifieds on April 8-10. Two weeks later, for the first time since 2001, the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will take to the "Worlds Fastest Half Mile" with the Super DIRTcar Series by their side April 22-24. Invitations will be sent out by the directors of each series.
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Cancel Western Swing; Reschedule Magnolia and Rev- The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has canceled their trip to the western part of the United States due to COVID-19. Tracks included in the cancelation are The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, Arizona Speedway, Perris Auto Speedway, Santa Maria Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, Merced Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Vado Speedway Park. The events at Magnolia Motor Speedway and The Rev for this weekend have been rescheduled for March 12th and 13th.
Jade Avedisian to Join CB Industries in 2021- Jade Avedisian, a 14-year-old Micro Sprint driver from Clovis, California, will drive the Pristine Auction No. 84 in select POWRi Midget races. Avedisian tested with CB Industries back in November at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina. Her first race in the No. 84 will be in March at Monarch Motor Speedway (TX) with the POWRi National Midgets.
Brian Carber will Run Select National Midget Races for Hayward Motorsports in 2021- Pipersville, PA native Brian Carber will make his debut with Hayward Motorsports at the T-Town Midget Showdown at Port City Raceway (OK) in April. This will be Carber’s second notable Midget opportunity since November when he won the KKM Giveback Classic and $15,000. Fast forward to January. Brian wins two Golden Drillers at the Tulsa Shootout. A week later, Carber made it to the C-Main on Saturday night at the Chili Bowl Nationals with Keith Kunz Motorsports where he finished 12th. This opportunity with Hayward will be another great chance for Carber to showcase his skills.