Promoter Jim Borden’s Health Concerns Force Cancelation of July 20 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event At Hartford Motor Speedway
Series Officials Send Best Wishes To Hard-Working Michigan Track Operator
HARTFORD, MI – April 4, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series event scheduled for July 20 at Hartford Motor Speedway has been cancelled due to track promoter Jim Borden’s health concerns.
Borden announced on Monday that he was stepping down as Hartford’s promoter for the 2012 season in order to focus on treatment of his medical issues. His daughter and son-in-law, Becky and J.R. Hotovy, have assumed the operational reins of the facility for the upcoming campaign, but their desire to concentrate on weekly racing programs led to the cancelation of the half-mile oval’s mid-summer WoO LMS card.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, his wife Patty and the entire Borden family as Jim is treated for his health concerns,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “We’re hopeful that Jim will make a full recovery and we’ll be able to visit with him at Hartford Motor Speedway sometime during the 2013 season.”
Hartford’s 2012 DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned racing schedule is set to kick off on Fri., May 4. More information on the track’s season is available by logging on to www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net.
The WoO LMS, which made its first-ever stop at Hartford in 2011, still has three Michigan events on its 2012 calendar. The national tour will contest a Wolverine State doubleheader on Aug. 17 at Winston Speedway in Rothbury and Aug. 18 at Merritt Raceway in Lake City, and a second trip will bring the series to Berlin Raceway in Marne, which will have clay put down on its paved surface for a historic 100-lap, $20,000-to-win A-Main on Sept. 21-22.
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws.
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 Gaskets, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, 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