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Safety is paramount in all forms of racing, and the World of Outlaws along with our safety partners strive to provide the safest racing possible for competitors, as well as officials and fans. With things ever-changing in the sport, dedicated officials are constantly analyzing on-track incidents to further safety innovations. Here is a look at some of those innovations, rules, and requirements that keep safety at the forefront.

driver safety

The most important safety factors, when it comes to the driver, are minimizing impact to the head and body, keeping the driver contained within the vehicle, and protecting against fire.

Car safety

From their very structure to their parts and added equipment, World of Outlaws cars are designed to protect the driver in the event of impact. 

Track Safety

With consistency in driver and car safety requirements, the biggest variable is the field of play — the track itself. Everything from the track surface to the perimeter, fencing, retaining walls, lighting, and of course, the track safety crew work together to ensure the safest possible environment for all involved. 

Race Day/Fan Safety

Attending a dirt race can be an exciting experience for race fans, but safety should alway be a top priority. Here are some important things for race fans to be aware of for their safety while visiting a dirt race:

Wear Appropriate Clothing and Gear

Dress comfortably and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Closed-toe shoes, long pants, and comfortable shirts are recommended. Additionally, consider wearing ear protection to guard against the loud noise of the engines.

Eye Protection

Dust and debris can be kicked up during dirt races, so wearing protective eyewear or goggles is essential to prevent any foreign objects from getting into your eyes.

Stay in Designated Viewing Areas

Follow all rules and regulations provided by the race organizers. Stay within designated viewing areas and avoid standing or sitting in restricted or unauthorized zones.

Maintain a Safe Distance

Keep a safe distance from the track and any barriers. Dirt tracks can have unpredictable conditions, and staying a safe distance away from the action reduces the risk of being hit by debris or an out-of-control vehicle.

Follow Safety Instructions

Pay attention to any safety announcements, instructions, or warnings provided by race officials. Be prepared to react quickly in case of an emergency

Stay Hydrated

Dirt races can take place in hot and dusty conditions. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the event.

Sun Protection

If the event takes place during the day, wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

Respect Barricades and Fencing

Do not cross or climb over barricades, fencing, or any other safety structures. These barriers are in place to protect both spectators and participants.

Avoid Alcohol and Drugs

Consuming alcohol or drugs can impair your judgment and reaction times, increasing the risk of accidents. It's best to avoid excessively drinking while attending a dirt race. Please drink responsibly.

Follow Traffic and Parking Guidelines

When arriving and leaving the event, follow traffic rules and parking instructions. Be patient and cautious, as large crowds can create traffic congestion

Keep an Eye on Children

If you're attending the race with children, always keep a close watch on them and ensure they stay in safe areas away from the track.

Emergency Exits

Familiarize yourself with the location of emergency exits and first aid stations. Be prepared to act responsibly in case of an emergency.

Avoid Distracted Behavior

Stay focused on the event and your surroundings. Avoid distractions such as texting, taking phone calls, or engaging in activities that take your attention away from the race.

Weather Awareness

Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Bring appropriate clothing and rain gear if there's a chance of rain.

Respect Other Spectators

Be considerate of fellow spectators. Avoid obstructing others' views and be mindful of your behavior.


Sanctioning bodies, tracks, car owners, drivers, chassis builders and other industry stakeholders have been working together for years to ensure that the cars are as safe as they possibly can be given the open-wheel nature of the discipline.