World of Outlaws Late Model Series announce 2023 schedule Max Verstappen shows plus odds at PointsBet Sportsbook for the Abu Dhabi GP

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The World of Outlaws Late Model Series has announced its 2023 schedule with a $3 million purse, nearly a dozen new tracks and six events with a total prize pool of over $200,000. A three-day show at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin and the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury, Illinois, will pass the quarter-million mark in late July.

Dennis Erb Jr. kicks off his title defense January 19-21 with the three-day Sunshine Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, paying a total of $160,000. He is looking to score points ahead of the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Charlotte Dirt Track November 1-4 for the second straight season.

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2022 Rookie of the Year and points runner-up, Tanner English will attempt to win his third consecutive trophy at the Quad Cities 150, a three-day show at Davenport Speedway, Iowa, in late August.

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Large payouts in 2023 followed record payouts in 2022.

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The 2023 schedule consists of 53 races at 30 tracks, including 11 that have been added or reintroduced to the tour.

“We took the schedule and built it in a way that was beneficial to our riders and fans.” said World of Outlaws Late Model Series director Steve Francis in a press release.. “In addition to adding a few new venues, we have increased wallets at several events, creating a platform for great racing throughout the season.”

The Talladega short track is one of the notable new dates after it was added to the schedule the same weekend as NASCAR’s spring race at Talladega Superspeedway. They will host a two-day show at the end of April before the series travels to Wisconsin.

The I-75 race track in Nyota, Tennessee will also debut in the series in 2023.

Racing at 411 Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Stateline Speedway in Busty, NY, Paducah (Ky.), International Raceway, Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway, Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, ND and Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky. also come back after a short break. Brownstown Motor Speedway, Indiana, is returning to the schedule after a sixteen-year hiatus, while Speedway 34 in Burlington, Iowa is returning after a much longer hiatus.

Schedule for 2023

January 19-21: Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL (Total Prize Pool: $160,000)
Feb. 16-18: Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL ($187K)
March 3-4: Smoky Mountain Speedway / Maryville, TN ($115K)
March 17-18: Boyd’s Speedway / Ringgold, GA ($135k)
March 31-April 1: Farmer City (IL) Raceway ($136,000)
April 20: 411 Speedway, Seymour, TN ($50,000)
April 21-22: Talladega/Istaboga Short Track, Alabama ($205k)
May 4–6: Mississippi Thunder Speedway/Fountain City, Wisconsin ($264,000)
May 19: Marion Center (PA) Raceway ($50K)
May 20: Port Royal, PA Speedway ($65,000)
May 23: Stateline Speedway/Busti, New York ($50,000)
May 25-27: Sharon Speedway/Hartford, OH ($156k)
June 2: Tri-City Speedway/Granite City, Illinois ($57,000)
June 3: Paducah International Speedway, KY ($65,000)
June 23-24: 81 Speedway, Wichita, Kansas ($152,000)
June 25: Off Road Speedway / Norfolk, Neb. ($50,000)
June 27: Mason City, Iowa Speedway ($50,000)
June 28: Red River Valley Speedway/West Fargo, ND ($50,000)
June 30: River Cities Speedway/Grand Forks, ND ($57,000)
July 1: I-94 Sure Step Speedway / Fergus Falls, MN ($65,000)
July 14: Ponderosa Speedway / Junction City, Kentucky ($65k)
July 15: Brownstown, Indiana Speedway ($65,000)
July 28-29 Fairbury (IL) Speedway ($290k including lap money)
Aug 1: Boone (Iowa) Speedway (65km)
August 3-5: / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, Wisconsin ($200,000)
August 24-26 Davenport, IA Raceway ($214,000)
September 29-30 Atomic Speedway / Chillicothe, Ohio ($115K)
Oct. 6: 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA ($50,000)
October 7th: Fairbury (IL) Speedway/Fairbury ($65k)
Oct. 13: I-75 Speedway / Nyota, TN ($50,000)
October 14: Race track in Senoia (Georgia) (65 thousand dollars).
November 1-4 The Dirt Track in Charlotte/Concord, NC ($206k)

Max Verstappen has won the last two Abu Dhabi Grands Prix, but with a sixth-place finish in Brazil last week, he has earned positive odds for the first time in weeks. Bookmaker PointsBet. Last week he was listed at -195 before qualifying; this week it is +115, more than 300 points higher.

Verstappen took eight wins in the last 10 races of the season, but finished outside the top five in the other two. However, Abu Dhabi has been kind to the 2022 champion with five of his six starts in the top five. Verstappen could also win pole on Saturday with -106.

An easy way to determine the payout is to move the comma two spaces to the left, so the +115 line means the player will receive $1.15 for every dollar wagered.

For players who are more comfortable using fractional odds, a bet of +200 corresponds to 2/1.

Lewis Hamilton (+270) didn’t make it to Victory Lane this year. If he fails to win in Abu Dhabi, it will be the first time in his 16-year career. Hamilton won back-to-back wins at the circuit in 2018 and 2019, part of an eight-race series where he finished on the podium. Hamilton has a mark of -225 and finishes third or higher.

Last week, Hamilton’s team mate George Russell earned 13/1 to take his first F1 win. Bookmakers will no longer be caught off guard and his line has plummeted to +400 by the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In three starts in this race, Russell posted his best result of 15th in 2020 in Williams Racing’s entry.

Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc round out the top five with +850 points. These two riders are in a tight fight for second place in points and enter the weekend in a draw. In the last 12 races, both Pérez and Leclerc have almost identical records, with two times outside the top five. On average, Leclerc has a slight lead of 4.9 to Perez’s 5.1. Neither did particularly well last year, with Leclerc finishing 10th and Pérez 15th.

No other driver is listed below 25/1. Carlos Sainz has a rating of +2500 for a clean win and +260 for a podium finish. He placed third at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Source: motorsports.nbcsports.com

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