Unsuccessful Track-Drying Effort Forces Postponement Of Shawano Speedway’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event To Aug. 7
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
SHAWANO, WI – Aug. 1, 2012 – A late-afternoon thunderstorm that drenched Shawano Speedway was ultimately too much to overcome, forcing the postponement of Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series event.
The national tour’s third annual visit to the half-mile oval 45 minutes Northwest of Green Bay has been rescheduled for Tues., Aug. 7. All tickets and pit bands purchased for Wednesday night’s program will be good for admission on the race’s new date.
While the skies cleared following the burst of rain and a large crowd filed into the speedway, all efforts to dry the clay surface for competition were unsuccessful. Shawano and WoO LMS officials jointly decided to postpone the event around 8:30 p.m. after it became apparent that the work would take an extended period of time to produce a surface suitable to for safe racing.
“We certainly wish we could have run tonight’s racing program as scheduled for all the fans and competitors who turned out,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Unfortunately, Mother Nature just dealt us a tough hand tonight. Everyone made a great effort to get the track ready for racing – we had packer trucks, IMCA Sport Mods and the track grader all attempt to bring the surface around, but racing tonight just wasn’t in the cards.”
Thirty-eight cars were in Shawano’s pit area for Wednesday night’s program.
Shawano’s rescheduled event will now close a stretch of WoO LMS racing in the Upper Midwest. The circuit will headline the 25th annual USA Nationals on Aug. 2-4 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and compete on Mon., Aug. 6, at Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filter, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.