The World of Outlaws to race this weekend in Northern California

Another consequence of all the rain has been the difficulty of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series finishing their tour of Northern California. Tonight, a busy weekend was supposed to begin at Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway in Hanford. But, because of all the water the previously rain-postponed A-Main will be postponed again. Jason Meyers from Clovis, CA and the defending series Champion was set to start on the pole.

On Friday night they will travel to Merced Speedway to race for the first time in series history. Saturday night they will race in the beautiful wine country at the Calistoga Speedway. The World of Outlaws last raced the 1/2 mile track in Calistoga in 2007.

Several drivers from Northern California have found success in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Recent articles on the World of Outlaws website discuss this. The first one is about Jason Meyers from Clovis.

One on One with 2010 World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers

Clovis, Calif. native speaks about winning title, off season tweaks and goals for 2011

FRESNO, Calif. – March 25, 2011 – Champion, Businessman, Father and Husband. These are just a few of the words one can assiocate with 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion Jason Meyers. The racer from Clovis, Calif. has come full circle, becoming the first driver ever from the Golden State to win the presitgious title and sits down with for an in depth interview.

One on One with Jason Meyers from World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Vimeo.

Recently, this article about another NorCal driver, Paul McMahan, from Elk Grove California, was posted on the World of Outlaws website. Paul, so far this year, has 3 quick times in the first nine events, and that doesn’t include the record he shattered at Volusia the night before the Outlaws started racing. He has five Top 10s this season, so he’s off to a great start.

Paul McMahan Seeks Success in State that Launched his Career

Calistoga Speedway helped shape the California native’s path to World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

CONCORD, N.C. – March 30, 2011 – Many drivers on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tour can trace their passion for the sport back to a single track as they were growing up. Some dreamed of tackling the high banks of Eldora Speedway or holding the throttle wide open in front of a sold out crowd at Knoxville Raceway. For Paul McMahan , his path to The Greatest Show on Dirt can be tracked to Calistoga Speedway, a roomy half-mile oval in the picturesque wine country of Northern California. (Photos by Paul Arch, Paul Trevino)

McMahan and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Northern California this weekend for their first visit in series history toMerced Speedway on Friday and their first event since 2007 at Calistoga Speedway on Saturday.

“I remember going to Calistoga to watch my uncle race non-wing cars about 12 times a year,” said McMahan, 40, who pilots the #83 HR Cattle machine owned in a unique partnership by Californian Dennis Roth and Kasey Kahne. “We used to camp there all the time and I have a ton of great memories growing up there in the ’70s and ’80s.” Read more.

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