Thunderstorms Wash Out Saturday Night’s Tri-State Late Model Challenge Event At Iowa’s 34 Raceway

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

WEST BURLINGTON, IA – May 23, 2009 – Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at 34 Raceway, continuing the run of wet weather that has plagued the series for the past month.

The three-eighths-mile oval in eastern Iowa was set to host the second leg of the holiday weekend’s Tri-State Late Model Challenge, but an unexpectedly strong series of thunderstorms formed late in the afternoon and drenched the showplace facility.

WoO LMS officials expect to talk with track owners Jeff and Amy Laue and SLS Promotions, who teamed up to promote the event, about rescheduling the tour’s date at 34 Raceway for later this season.

“Everyone with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series was looking forward to running at one of the most beautiful tracks in the country,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Unfortunately, we just can’t seem to catch a break from Mother Nature lately. It’s a huge disappointment when we get rained out after waking up to a forecast that shows no rain expected.”

Saturday’s cancellation was the fourth complete washout of 2009 for the WoO LMS. Rain also brought an early end to the May 5 event at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., with one B-Main remaining.

In all, four of the last six WoO LMS programs have been rain-affected.

The Tri-State Late Model Challenge is scheduled to conclude on Sunday night (May 24) with a 40-lap, $7,000-to-win A-Main at Charter Raceway Park in Beaver Dam, Wis.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

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), Crane Cams (Official Valvetrain), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Fusion Energy Boost (Official Energy Boost), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser) and VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors Champ Pans, Eibach Springs, Hoosier Tires, Integra Shocks, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, Ohlins Shocks, Racing Electronics, Quarter Master and Wrisco Aluminum; Crane Cams Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Cornett Racing Engines, Custom Race Engines and Pro Power Racing Engines; and Chassis Builder Challenge participants Rocket Chassis and Team Zero by Bloomquist.