Lowes Dirt Track’s 2008 Schedule of Events

Reserved seats for the five major events that comprise the 2008 schedule at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway are now on sale. Running from April to November, the schedule includes eight nights of action highlighted by the nomadic World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models.

The four-tenths-mile clay oval opens its season April 18-19 with the third annual Circle K Colossal 100. The two-day event is part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and concludes with a 100-lap, $50,000-to-win feature. Dirt late model legend Scott Bloomquist will be chasing his third consecutive victory in this marquee early season event.

The Rite Aid Outlaw Showdown on Friday night, May 23, is part of Coca-Cola 600 Week and features the winged sprint cars of the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Dirt-track legend Steve Kinser, two-time series champion Donny Schatz and Danny Lasoski will be among those battling for a $12,000 first-place prize.

Several of the world's top Monster Trucks return to The Dirt Track Saturday night, Aug. 16, for the ninth annual Circle K Monster Truck Bash. The evening of motorized mayhem will see the gargantuan machines compete in a series and elimination races and then battle it out in a radical freestyle competition.

The Southern Showdown on Wednesday night, Oct. 8, kicks off Bank of America 500 Week and features the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. This event features a unique format that rewards passing and carries a possible $20,000 first-place prize.

One of the nation's most successful dirt-track events in 2007, the second edition of the World of Outlaws World Finals is set for Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The three-day extravaganza brings the World of Outlaws late models and sprint cars together with twin $10,000-to-win main events for each division. The Dirt Track features stadium-style seating along the frontstretch and all events are family priced with special children's tickets available for those ages 12 and under. Tickets for each 2008 event can be purchased by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

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