Story By: NICK GRAZIANO / WORLD OF OUTLAWS – CONCORD, NC – Hass Horizontal has partnered with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series, giving drivers three more chances to end the 2023 season with an extra payday.
The company has created three end-of-the-year bonus programs, rewarding drivers who have the most Feature wins, most Heat Race wins and most Last Chance Showdown victories.
At the end of the season, the victor of the Hass Horizontal Feature Winner Jackpot will receive $3,500. The winner of the Heat Money Challenge will receive $1,500. And the winner of the Last Chance Cash will receive $1,500.
“We at Hass Horizontal are happy to be one of the many sponsors for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the 2023 season,” said Robert Hass, President and Owner of Hass Horizontal. “We feel it is going to be one of the best seasons ever with the talent they have lined up for 2023. We are glad to be a small part of it.”
Hass Horizontal, headquartered in Houston, TX, specializes in heavy civil construction, boring and tunneling, dewatering systems and hydro/vacuum excavation.
The company’s partnership with the World of Outlaws adds to purse increases and new Winner Circle program introduced in December.
In 2023, the Series will see a more than $780,000 overall championship purse – over a quarter of a million-dollar increase from the 2022 points fund – and more than $1 million available between the points fund and monthly Winner Circle bonus.
The Winner Circle program pays $2,500 a month to each of the top-12 full-time drivers (from February to November) – meaning if a contracted driver runs the entire season and maintains a top-12 points position, they will earn an extra $25,000 by the end of the season. So, now the 2023 champion will earn $175,000 – $150,000 from the points fund (a $25,000 increase from 2022) and an additional $25,000 from the Winner Circle monthly program.
On top of the points fund increase and Winner Circle program, drivers will contend for an overall purse in excess of $3 million spread through the 53-race schedule in 2023, including six events with a weekend purse worth more than $200,000 – two boasting more than $250,000.
“It’s exciting to be able to present such a lucrative package for drivers this year that goes beyond the points fund,” Series Director Steve Francis said. “From increased purses to these new bonuses for Feature, Heat Race and Last Chance Showdown winners, we’re finding ways to support every driver that competes with the World of Outlaws across the board. We have an incredible field of drivers this season and the healthier we can make them the better the Series is for everyone.”
Contending for these prizes will be one of the most stout and exciting rosters of drivers in Series history, including reigning champion Dennis Erb Jr., four-time champion Brandon Sheppard, 2022 Rookie of the Year Tanner English, multi-time DIRTcar Modified champion Nick Hoffman and many more.