Rain Forces Cancellation Of ‘Great Northern Tour’ Program At Autodrome Drummond
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE – June 20, 2009 – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series couldn’t shake the wet-weather bug by crossing the border.
Continuing a rain-plagued campaign for the series, pesky showers forced the cancellation of Saturday night’s ‘Great Northern Tour’ program at Autodrome Drummond.
A field of 26 cars was signed in for the third annual ‘Quebec 50,’ but drizzle that had been falling periodically throughout the day intensified to a steady rain as hot laps concluded. About one hour later officials made the decision to cancel the night’s action when it became apparent that clearing would not come soon enough for the show to be completed at a reasonable time.
The highly-anticipated event will be not be rescheduled this season, but Drummond promoter Yan Bussiere plans to bring the WoO LMS back to the four-tenths-mile oval in 2010.
“There’s nothing more disappointing than experiencing a rainout at a track where the fans are so excited to see a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Yan Bussiere and his staff at Autodrome Drummond always put on a memorable, entertaining show for the French-Canadian fans when we come to town, so it’s unfortunate that everything they had planned will have to wait until 2010.”
Saturday’s cancellation was the fifth 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.
The teams left muddy Drummond and headed for Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway, a quarter-mile oval roughly two hours to the southwest where the Canadian swing of the WoO LMS ‘Great Northern Tour’ concludes on Sunday night (June 21).
Following Sunday’s 50-lap event at Cornwall, the series will return to the United States for six more evenings of non-stop Great Northern Tour action beginning on June 22 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., and continuing on June 23 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway; June 24 at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa.; and June 25-27 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (the postponed Showdown in Sarvertown on June 25 at the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 on June 26-27).
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
Drivers signed in for Saturday night’s program at Autodrome Drummond included:
1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV
1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA
1*CFR-Peter Mantha Jr./Gatineau, QUE
1F-Adam Ferri/Port Colbourne, ONT
2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI
3R-Brent Robinson/Smithfield, VA
7-Jeff Dayman/Welland, ONT
9K-Mike Knight/Ripley, NY
11-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA
11-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE
12b-Jordan Bland/Campbellsville, OH
14-April Farmer/Livingston, TN
18H-Dustin Hapka/Grand Forks, ND
19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY
19-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY
21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA
21L-Matt Lux/Franklin, PA
22-Greg Oakes/Franklinville, NY
24-Rick Eckert/York, PA
25-Shane Clanton/Locust Grove, GA
26-Tony Knowles/Tyrone, GA
29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY
39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY
44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA
56-Russell King/Bristolville, OH
72-John Mason/Millersburg, OH
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.