a World of Outlaws sprint car at a demonstration at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway on June 30 2006
The World of Outlaws is an American sprint car dirt track racing series owned and operated by DIRT Motorsports.
The series began in 1978 by Ted Johnson after wings were added to sprint cars. It is often considered one of the highest levels of dirt track oval racing in the world and has produced many drivers that have been successful in NASCAR and Indycar racing. The 2006 championship features 73 points-paying races. Events are broadcast weekly on The Outdoor Channel.
Notable figures in World of Outlaws history
- Dave Blaney
- Andy Hillenburg
- Tracy Hines
- Steve Kinser - 20 time series champion
- Danny Lasoski
- Tony Stewart
- Jeff Swindell
- Sammy Swindell
- Donny Schatz