With the announcement of Bristol Motor Speedway on dirt with the World of Outlaws, it has definitely caused a sense of anticipation within the dirt world for the 2021 season to begin. Coming off the 2020 season that was filled with cancellations, no fans at some events, a Kyle Larson overtaking, and races being filled in as they became available it was definitely a very up and down season. So with that being said, what can we expect in 2021 for the greatest show on dirt? 

91 Scheduled Races in 27 States, 15 Full Time Drivers, 4 all new tracks with 6 tracks returning after a long silence, 3 rookies, and Donny Schatz 1 win away from 300 feature checkered flags, Oh what a season this will be!


The Greatest Show on Dirt has filled out their normal 90 plus race schedule for 2021 starting at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida for 3 days at the Dirt Car Nationals that’s been held since 1972. 4 newer tracks follow Florida including Dixie Speedway in Georgia, Talladega Speedway in Alabama, Magnolia Motor Speedway in Mississippi, and Revolution Park Speedway in Louisiana. The outlaws will return to the west coast after not going as far as Kansas in 2020 with a 2 night show at Arizona Speedway, 5 races in California, and an inaugural visit to Vado Speedway Park in New Mexico for 2 nights. A return to the midwest featuring Lawton and Devils Bowl will set up the 3 night spectacular at Bristol Motor Speedway back for the first time since 2001. Since we are on the subject of returning to old speedways, the very next weekend, how about a 2 night show at the I-70 Speedway in Missouri for the first time in nearly 40 years. After 2 nights at Eldora and 3 nights in Pennsylvania, Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey will make a reappearance. 

2 nights in Ohio, 2 nights in Indiana and 2 nights up north in North Dakota and Minnesota will kick off the summer months. Those will also include trips to Knoxville, Huset’s, and the Jackson Motorplex in June. July will be a big month for the outlaws 12 races in 4 states including Cedar Lake, Attica, a 4 night Double Kings Royal Weekend at Eldora, Lernerville, Williams Grove and 2 nights in New York. The Ironman 55 will kick off August 6-7th, will set up the 60th Annual Knoxville Nationals on August 11-14th before heading north to North Dakota for 2 nights and finally a last stop in South Dakota at Husets and Black Hills Speedway. The big west coast swing in September that was canceled in 2020 will be one you don’t wanna miss. The “Month of Money” will see 3 races in Washington at Skagit and Grays Harbor. The outlaws will face the California Kings for 4 races featuring the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, Keller Auto Speedway and Placerville. A single night at Eldora and it’s off to face the Posse one last time for the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville, 2 nights at the National Open at Williams Grove and 2 nights at the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal. With a couple TBA events still to be filled in, Lakeside Speedway in Kansas will return on the 22nd of October and the 23rd we presume will be the Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri. Setting up the Can-Am World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte November 4th through the 6th. 

The outlaws will make a lot of trips to former and new tracks on the 2021 schedule those include: February 12: Dixie Speedway in Georgia, February 13: Talladega Short Track in Alabama, February 19: (Debut) Magnolia Motor Speedway in Mississippi, February 20: (Debut) Revolution Park in Louisiana, March 21: Santa Maria Raceway in California, April 9-10: (Debut) Vado Speedway Park, April 22-24: Bristol Motor Speedway, April 30 and May 1: I-70 Speedway in Missouri, May 22: Sharon Speedway in Ohio, and June 18: (Debut) Debuque Fairgrounds Speedway,


Same faces different places is the theme for the 2021 season. Most of the 2020 drivers will remain on the tour but there are some that have changed teams. David Gravel has joined Big Game Motorsports and will run the 2M car formerly driven by Kerry Madsen. Carson Macedo will the take Gravel’s spot in the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Some new drivers will join the tour Aaron Reutzul the 3 time All-Star Circuit of Champions Champ will run the Roth Motorsports #83 and Brock Zearfoss will pilot his own 3z machine and Parker Price-Miller will run his family owned 19 machine. Those 3 drivers will chase Rookie of the Year honors with the outlaws. Other then that everything will remain the same Donny Schatz will return to chase his 11th title, Brad Sweet will look to make it 3 championships in a row, Shark Racing is back for their 8th season, Sheldon Haudenschild will look to improve and compete for a championship, Jason Sides. Mason Daniel, Bill Rose, Wayne Johnson, and Kriag Kinser will all look to improve on their 2021 season