1 Month Alert: World of Outlaws Make Southeast Return Labor Day Weekend at Smoky Mountain, Lavonia

MARYVILLE, TN– AUG. 1 – For the first time since April, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series will return to the Southeast for a Labor Day Weekend doubleheader. 

First, the Series will make its 11th overall trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN, on Friday, Sept. 2. Then it will head further south to the Peach State for a return to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA, on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The Southeast doubleheader will be the final two events of the summer, with each race paying $10,000-to-win. If one driver can sweep the weekend, they’ll head into Fall with a $20,000 weekend payday. 

SMOKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN – Friday, Sept. 2
Track: Smoky Mountain Speedway
To Win: $10,000
Location: Maryville, TN
Latest Winner: Chris Madden

Notables: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models will make their third and final Tennessee stop in 2022 and only appearance on the high-banked 4/10-mile track this season.

Gray Court, SC driver Chris Madden earned the win in last year’s Tennessee Tip-off—his second triumph at the track in World of Outlaws competition. 

Shane Clanton, the 2015 Series champion, is the only current full-time World of Outlaws driver with a Series win at the track. That win came in 2013. 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS @ LAVONIA – Saturday, Sept. 3
Track: Lavonia Speedway
To Win: $10,000
Location: Lavonia, GA
Latest Winner: Ben Watkins

Notables: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet make a Labor Day weekend stop at the 3/8-mile semi-banked oval for the third consecutive year and sixth overall.

South Carolina driver Ben Watkins scored his first career Series victory in 2021, besting last season’s Rookie of the Year Tyler Bruening to the checkered flag. 

So far this year, 2022 Rookie of the Year contender Max Blair and Ryan Gustin have thrived on 3/8-mile tracks. Blair won at Cherokee Speedway and Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, while Gustin scored his first Series victory this year at Sharon Speedway.

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