Sports cars: FIA WEC, LM24, ELMS entry lists revealed

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Today was entry list reveal day for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Le Mans Series, and to most in the sports car racing world that’s akin to Christmas morning in February.

Announced in Paris, the WEC entry list sees a full field of 35 entries accepted. A few quick notes to follow:

  • LMP1 leads the way with 11 cars, two apiece from Audi, Toyota, Porsche and Nissan with the three privateer entries, two Rebellion and one ByKolles completing the grid.
  • LMP2 has 10 cars, up from four full-season entries in 2014.
  • GTE-Pro has seven cars entered: two AF Corse Ferraris, two Porsches and three Aston Martins.
  • GTE-Am has a further seven entered, with the same manufacturer breakdown as in GTE-Pro except with a Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R replacing a third Aston.

HERE IS THE FULL 2015 WEC ENTRY LIST.

Meanwhile shifting to Le Mans, the 35 full-season entries from the WEC are taken up, which leaves 21 at-large spots for the field of 56. Notable among the four classes here:

  • LMP1 adds three extra third cars, one apiece from Audi, Porsche and Nissan.
  • LMP2 has a bumper crop of 20 cars, up from 10 in the WEC. Notable additions here include 2014 WEC champions SMP Racing, who are competing with new BR01s in the ELMS this year, and Jota Sport, the 2014 Le Mans race winners.
  • GTE-Pro sees Corvette Racing take up its usual grid spot with two cars. Ryan Briscoe and Jordan Taylor have been confirmed as third drivers of the renumbered Nos. 63 and 64 Corvette C7.Rs.
  • GTE-Am almost doubles for the race, with 13 cars listed compared to the seven in WEC.

HERE IS THE FULL 2015 LM24 ENTRY LIST.

In ELMS, 34 cars are spread across four classes (LMP2, LMP3, GTE and GTC).

HERE IS THE FULL 2015 ELMS ENTRY LIST.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series triples to 34 races in 2023

Xtreme Outlaw Midget 2023
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After hosting 10 rounds in 2022, the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series 2023 schedule will more than triple to 34 races. The 2022 season featured seven different winners in the first seven races, a female racer in Jade Avedisian as the only repeat winner and Zach Daum as the champion.

“Dirt Midget racing is a growing entity in American motorsports, and the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota is proud to drive further into the growth of the division with both a diverse and lucrative schedule for 2023,” newly appointed Series Director Tyler Bachman said in a press release. “From the kickoff at our first indoor event, to each of the new tracks we’re set to visit next year, it’s a lineup we know both our teams and fans will enjoy.”

The championship purse fund has also more than double with an increase of $42,000 to $80,000 in 2023. The champion will win $25,000. Last year, Daum pocketed $10,000.

In addition, the series will offer tow money to the top 12 in points. Six drivers attempted to qualify for all 10 races in 2022 with 89 drivers attending.

The series will begin on March 10 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. and end the same place it did in 2022 at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City on October 15.

During the season, they will visit 21 tracks in 10 states.

Some highlights of the season include the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series pairing up with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in 2023 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. in April for the Outlaw Showdown and again in August for the Ironman 55 weekend, as well as the creation of a five-day Midget Speedweek.

The Midget Speedweek will immediately follow the Ironman 55 with a swing through Pennsylvania and New York.

Xtreme Outlaw Midget 2023 Schedule

Friday, March 10 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, Ill.
Saturday, March 11 | Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, Ill.
Friday, March 31 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, Ill.

Saturday, April 1 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, Ill.
Friday, April 14 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Saturday, April 15 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.

Friday, May 5 | Humboldt Speedway | Humboldt, Kan.
Saturday, May 6 | 81 Speedway | Park City, Kan.
Tuesday, May 23 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, N.C.
Wednesday, May 24 | Millbridge Speedway | Salisbury, N.C.

Thursday, June 1 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, Ill.
Friday, June 2 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, Ill.
Saturday, June 3 | Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, Ill.

Friday, July 21 | TBA
Saturday, July 22 | Southern Illinois Raceway | Marion, Ill.
Friday, July 28 | TBA
Saturday, July 29 | Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, Ohio
Sunday, July 30 | Brushcreek Motorsports Complex | Peebles, Ohio

Friday, August 4 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Sat, August 5 | Federated AP Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, Mo.
Tuesday, August 8 | Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway | Newmanstown, Pa.
Wednesday, August 9 | Action Track USA | Kutztown, Pa.
Thursday, August 10 | Linda’s Speedway | Jonestown, Pa.
Friday, August 11 | TBA
Saturday, August 12 | Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, N.J.
Friday, August 25 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, Iowa
Saturday, August 26 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, Iowa

Friday, September 1 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, Ind.
Saturday, September 2 | Paragon Speedway | Paragon, Ind.
Friday, September 15 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, Ill.
Saturday, September 16 | Red Hill Raceway | Sumner, Ill.

Friday, October 13 | Port City Raceway | Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, October 14 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sunday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, Okla.

* Co-sanctioned with POWRi