Wet Conditions Following Winter Storms Force Cancellation Of Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway's March 20 WoO LMS Event
Decision On Status Of March 21 WoO LMS Event At I-30 Speedway To Be Announced Soon
By Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR
CALVERT CITY, Ky. - March 15, 2015 - The strong storms that brought record amounts of snow to Kentucky and surrounding states this winter have claimed Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway's Bluegrass Nationals.
Track and series officials have announced the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event scheduled for Fri., March 20 has been cancelled due to extremely wet conditions at the track following the region's latest round of winter weather. Large accumulations of snow that have slowly thawed have prevented and continue to prevent track crews from preparing the 3/8-mile oval and its surrounding facility.
"We were really looking forward to having the World of Outlaws back at Kentucky Lake," said track co-owner Ronnie Jones. "Unfortunately, the weather just hasn't cooperated. I hate it for all the fans because I know they were really excited about this race. But after the winter we've had, there was really no other option."
The Bluegrass Nationals, which would have served as the first WoO LMS event at Kentucky Lake since 2005, was scheduled to be the opening leg of a weekend doubleheader for WoO LMS competitors. At this point, the series event on Sat., March 21 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., remains on schedule. However, I-30 Speedway officials are also dealing with wet conditions from the recent snow storms that hit that area. A final decision on the status of the I-30 event will be announced soon.
Saturday's race at I-30 will mark the third consecutive year the WoO LMS has visited the popular quarter-mile oval. Current WoO LMS points leader Shane Clanton (2013) of Zebulon, Ga., and Billy Moyer (2014) of Batesville, Ark., are the track's two past WoO LMS winners. More information on the track and event is available by visiting www.i-30speedway.com.
Following Saturday's event at I-30, World of Outlaws Late Model Series competitors turn their attention to the Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 set for March 26-28 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. The blockbuster weekend features an open practice on Thurs., March 26 ahead of two separate WoO LMS programs on Fri., March 27 and Sat., March 28. Friday's program features a 30-lap A-Main paying $6,000 to the winner, while Saturday's main event winner will pocket a whopping $15,000.
General admission ticket prices for the Illini 100 are $25 for Friday and $35 for Saturday. Two-day tickets with a reserved seat are available in advance at the reduced price of $50. Two-day ticket prices at the gate will be $55 without reserved seating. Tickets are available now at http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com.
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsLateModelSeries
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), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Lincoln Welder (Official Welder), 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, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Club 29 Chassis, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, and TNT Rescue.