The Outlaws will officially kick off the 2020 season on Saturday, June 20th in Warrensburg, Missouri! The start of the “CASE IH THUNDER IN THE DIRT OUTLAW PULLING SERIES” will begin with six great Outlaw classes in Warrensburg! Pro Stock Tractors, Light Super Stocks, Super Modified 2WD’s, Pro Stock 4×4’s, Limited Pro Stocks, and the 7400lb. Modified Tractors will come roaring into the “Show Me State” for the first major pull of the 2020 season! As of now we will be limited to selling 1700 tickets so get your tickets ordered early and purchase them online through O’Reilly Auto Parts pre-ticket sales. If restrictions are lifted before June 20th, more tickets will then be available but, make sure you are one of the first 1700 and ensure your spot at the first big pull of the year! We look forward to seeing you all there, We have also posted our new revised schedule on the website and Facebook, Let’s Go Pulling!!
With the uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and the summer pulling season scheduled to begin soon, the Outlaw Executive Board of Directors along with a number of class representatives and a number of promoters met on a conference call Monday afternoon to discuss options for the 2020 season. The discussion was based on how to move forward amid the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, specifically how it affects sponsorship support at the local level. Unfortunately, the current situation has a number of promoters faced with a decision they don’t want to have to make. It has always been apparent that the promoter accepts the greatest amount of risk in hosting an event especially when that event is reliant on ticket sales to pay the bills. Sponsors contribute a great deal but some sponsors understandably may not be able to support events in which they traditionally have in the past placing additional risk on the promoter. In order to assist promoters who accept the risks of having less sponsorship and the potential for having fewer “butts in the seats”, the following changes have been adopted for the 2020 season.
- Purse totals per class will be reduced by 10%
- The Outlaw points fund will be utilized to fund a discount to promoters of $450 per class
We are fortunate to have incredible sponsors who are standing behind us, the greatest competitors in motorsports pulling with us, the most dedicated promoters in the business hosting our events, and the most loyal fans in the world chomping at the bit to get out this summer and experience the greatest sport on earth! We are optimistic moving forward that the global pandemic will be behind us soon so we can kick the tires and light the fires in June! Let’s go pulling!
The “CASE IH Thunder in the Dirt Outlaw Pulling Series” kicks off in twelve short weeks in Ravenna, Nebraska and questions abound surrounding the upcoming season in regards to the Corona Pandemic and how it may affect the upcoming season. We will remain focused on what is shaping up to be the most exciting season yet for the Outlaws and we are hopeful that Covid 19 will be behind us and allow for the season to remain on schedule as planned starting in June. Stay tuned, stay safe, and pray for friends and neighbors that may be affected by this pandemic and let’s do our part to eradicate it, put it behind us, and prepare for the most exciting Outlaw season ever!