OneDirt World Short Track Championship Returns to Charlotte

od1The OneDirt World Short Track Championship once again runs one week before the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 2-4 to kick off two incredible weeks of racing.

“The OneDirt World Short Track Championship truly put the grassroots guys on the big stage,” said editor Ben Shelton. “These drivers are the backbone of our sport, and it’s awesome for them to have a showcase event at such an amazing venue.”

The 2017 edition of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship will feature the following divisions:

  • DIRTcar Pro Late Models/SECA Late Models – A full-bodied late model with a Chevrolet Performance 604 engine
  • DIRTcar UMP Modified – Open-wheeled Modifieds raced across North America
  • DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modifieds – Center-steer Northeast open-wheel Modified body style with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine
  • DIRTcar Pro Modified/SECA Crate Modifieds – Open wheel Modifieds with a Chevrolet Performance 602 engine.
  • DIRTcar Pro-Sprints – Winged sprint cars with Chevrolet Performance 602 engines
  • SECA Crate Sportsman – Full-bodied American stock car with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine
  • MMSA Mini-Stocks – Monster Mini Stock Association 4-cylinder stock cars
  • FWD/Hornets/DIRTcar Sport Compacts – Front wheel drive sports compacts modified for dirt track racing

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship attracted over 300 racers across nine divisions during three nights of thrilling dirt track racing. The second edition of the popular event will once again give grassroots racers a rare chance to battle at Charlotte’s impressive dirt track.

“It gives a lot of grassroots racers an opportunity to come here and run at Charlotte,” said Donald Bradsher, who competed in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division at the inaugural event. “Most guys never get to come here. They just dream about it.”

The 2017 OneDirt World Short Track Championship will once again be broadcast on DIRTVision with live streaming pay-per-view, increasing the exposure for some of dirt track racing’s most exciting divisions.

“A lot of local guys who don’t have a boatload of money come down here to gain some exposure, and to have it on DIRTVision is awesome,” said DIRTcar Pro Sprints driver Scott Hall. “I just think it’s a really positive deal for the sport.”

Each division will have the chance to test their cars during open hot lap sessions on Thursday, October 26. The program on Friday, October 27 will feature qualifying heats for all eight divisions. Three 20-lap All-Star Invitational Features for the DIRTcar/SECA Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds and DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modifieds, plus a FWD/Hornets Feature will also make-up Friday’s program.

Saturday, October 28, the final night of competition, will begin with Last Chance Showdown races for four divisions and end with Championship Features for all eight divisions. Sunday, October 29 will be used as a rain date, if necessary.

Drivers are highly encouraged to submit their entry forms by October 10. The Entry Form is included in the 2017 OneDirt World Short Track Championship Competitor Guide at Three-day event pit passes are $75 for series members and $90 for non-members. Single-day pit passes will also be available.

Two-day general grandstand admission (Friday and Saturday) will be $55 for adults. Children 13 and under get in free. Single-day general admission will also be available. Tickets will be sold at the track only, during the days of the event. Camping at the Charlotte Motor Speedway campground can be reserved in advance by contacting the Speedway’s camping office at 1-800-455-FANS.

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Click Here for the 2017 Competitor Guide

Click Here for the 2017 Entry Form

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. Hauler line-up begins (Enter at zMAX Dragway Main Entrance, and park in west side Dragway pits.)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:00 a.m Pit Pass sales and registration opens
12:00 p.m. Pit gate opens
Pit shack opens
Driver registration begins and draw opens at each series trailer
Hauler load-in
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Inspection begins (Inspection Compound)
1:00 p.m. Manufacturer Row set-up
4:30 p.m. Drivers Meeting – all divisions at backstretch bleachers
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Rotating Division Hot Laps
Pro Late Models Hot Laps
NE Sportsman  Hot Laps
UMP Modifieds Hot Laps
Crate Sportsman Hot Laps
Crate Modifieds Hot Laps
Mini-Stocks Hot Laps
Pro Sprints Hot Laps
FWD/Hornets Hot Laps
10:00 p.m. Pits Close
Friday, October 27
11:00a.m Pit Pass sales and registration reopen
11:30 a.m. Pit area secured
12:00 p.m. Pit gate re-opens
2:00 p.m. Inspection open (Inspection Compound)
3:30 p.m. Drivers Meeting
4:00 p.m. Specator Gates open
4:30 p.m. Feature Division Hot Laps (GWC)
Pro Late Models Timed Hot Laps
NE Sportsman  Timed Hot Laps
UMP Modifieds Timed Hot Laps
Crate Sportsman Timed Hot Laps
Crate Modifieds Timed Hot Laps
Mini-Stocks Timed Hot Laps
Pro Sprints Timed Hot Laps
FWD/Hornets Timed Hot Laps
6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
Racing – Heat Races
Pro Late Model 8-Lap Heats
UMP Modified 8-Lap Heats
NE Sportsman 8-Lap Heats
Crate Sportsman 6-Lap Heats
Crate Modified 6-Lap Heats
 Mini-Stock 6-Lap Heats
Pro Sprint 6-Lap Heats
FWD/Hornet 6-Lap Heats
C-Main: Late Model 10-Lap C-Main
Last Chance Showdown: 2 Hornet 8-Lap Last Chance Showdowns
All Star Invitational Features
Pro Late Model 20-Lap Feature
UMP Modified 20-Lap Feature
NE Sportsman 20-Lap Feature
FWD/Hornets Feature
10:45pm Music & Bonfire
11:00pm Track secured (Pit area remains open until 11:30am Saturday to credentialed guests.)
Saturday, October 28
12:00pm Pit Gate & Pit re-open, Pit Pass sales and registration resume
1:00pm Inspection open (Inspection Compound)
4:00pm Spectator Gates open
4:00pm Drivers Meeting
4:45pm Opening Ceremonies
5:00pm Racing – Last Chance Showdowns
Pro Late Models 8-Lap Last Chance Showdowns
NE Sportsman  10-Lap Last Chance Showdown
UMP Modifieds 8-Lap Last Chance Showdown
Monster Mini 8-Lap Last Chance Showdown
Heat Races:FWD/Hornets 6-Lap Heats
Championship Features
Pro Late Models – 30 laps
UMP Modifieds – 30 laps
NE Sportsman  – 30 laps
Victory Lane Celebration for First 2 Divisions
Crate Modifieds – 25 laps
Pro Sprints – 20 laps
Victory Lane Celebration for Next 3 Divisions
2 Hornets 8-Lap Last Chance Showdowns
Crate Sportsman – 20 laps
MMSA – Monster Minis -25 laps
Hornets – 15 laps
Victory Lane Celebration for Last 3 Divisions
END OF SHOW – Track secured
Sunday, October 29 Rainout Date
*Flex Schedule:  In an effort to maximize everyone’s experience, Charlotte Motor Speedway and World of Outlaws officials will be keeping an eye on the long-range weather forecast.  If it appears that the temperatures are going to be uncomfortably cold, we will schedule the Friday and Saturday events to begin in the late afternoon.  The hope is that this decision will be announced no later than 7 days prior to the event.
Attention competitors:  Please use the zMAX DRAGWAY Main Entrance  off of Bruton Smith Boulevard to enter pit area. VP Racing Fuel will be available on-site.  Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) rules prevail on all track procedures.  RACEceiver One-Way Communicators are mandatory.  Only tow vehicles will be allowed inside pit gate.  One ATV will be credentialed per competitor.  No riders.  CMS reserves the right to restrict the use of ATV’s.  World of Outlaws and DIRTcar regulations prevail on all mechanical, procedural, technical, and tire matters.
***Charlotte Motor Speedway reserves the right to alter show format and revise race procedures in the event of, but not limited to, car count, inclement weather, challenging track conditions and/or other extenuating circumstances.

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