When the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series kicks off their 2020 season it will be at a brand-new facility with a brand-new event. Officials with the series have announced that New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park will host the series for a trio of big events on January 3-5, 2020. The weekend is tabbed as the Battle at the Border.
The state-of-the-art, Vado, New Mexico oval recently held their grand opening. Headed by staunch racing supporter, Royal Jones, the facility features some of the nicest amenities in the sport. In addition, Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist aided in the design of the multi-million dollar facility.
“Vado Speedway Park is a remarkable facility built by a passionate team of people, and we are excited to open our 2020 season there,” World of Outlaws COO Tom Deery said. “Royal Jones, Rue Stone and their crew have years of experience promoting successful events in the region and we are looking forward to working with them to make the 2020 Battle at the Border a huge race weekend fans won’t want to miss.”
The maiden voyage to the southwestern facility kicks off with an Open Practice Session on Thursday, January 2. The next two nights will see a $5,000-to-win program contested each night, while Saturday night’s finale posts a $15,000 winner’s check.
The Battle at the Border will start a seven-race run that includes the DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 12-15 at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida, to start the season for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Competitors’ best three finishes from the first seven nights of racing will count toward the overall season championship standings.
“Adding the Battle at the Border is a very progressive move for our brand and series,” Series Director Casey Shuman said. “Building an event from the ground up can be a challenging, yet rewarding, experience. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Rue Stone and Royal Jones, and everything they do is top of the line, and Vado Speedway Park is no different. They have built an amazing facility and it’s exciting to have the World of Outlaws be part of it.”
(Special to WoOLMS.com)