Rain Washes Out World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Wild West Tour’ Opener At Wisconsin’s Amsoil Speedway
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
SUPERIOR, WI – July 6, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Wild West Tour’ got off to a wet start with rain forcing the cancelation of Friday night’s scheduled event at Amsoil Speedway.
Heavy showers struck the three-eighths-mile oval during the morning hours and forecasts call for a strong possibility of thunderstorms and periods of rain sweeping across northern Wisconsin for the remainder of the day, prompting Amsoil Speedway promoter Joe Stariha to make an early decision.
The rainout is just the second of the 2012 season for the WoO LMS, but both have come in the last two weeks.
Stariha is working with WoO LMS officials on a raindate, but if no suitable place can be found for the event on this year’s schedule it’s likely that the national tour will return to the track in 2013.
The WoO LMS ‘Wild West Tour’ will now kick off on Saturday night (July 7) with the NAPA Auto Parts ‘Gopher 50’ Charity Late Model Race at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. The swing will continue on to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Tues., July 10; Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thurs., July 12; River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Fri., July 13; and North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minn., on Sat., July 14.
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, 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.