Rain Delays 49th Annual National Open at Williams Grove Speedway
Mother Nature forces officials to reschedule $50,000 to win event near Mechanicsburg, Pa.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Oct. 1, 2011 — Due to persistent rain, track and series officials have delayed the 49th Annual Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. Rain had been forecasted for several days but officials were hopeful that enough of an open window could be found to run the race. The event now will be run on Friday, October 7, the night before the STP Shootout at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, N.Y.
“Unfortunately we were unable to get today’s event in,” said World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Director, Carlton Reimers. ”The rain was just too much and the forecast wasn’t looking much better. We made this decision with the best interests of our competitors, officials and fans in mind. We look forward to returning to Williams Grove to run this prestigious event on Friday.”
2010 Champion Jason Meyers captured his second win in a row at Williams Grove Speedway on the first night of the National Open. The Clovis, Calif. native currently has a 181 point lead over four time champion Donny Schatz in the battle for the 2011 series title.
After the Outlaws take the checkered flag at Williams Grove on Friday, they will roar into the Empire State to take part in the STP Shootout on Saturday, October 8. Tickets are still available for the event at Rolling Wheels Raceway by going to www.WorldofOutlaws.com or www.RollingWheelsRaceway.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the event hotline at (315) 834-6606.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Chizmark & Larson Insurance, Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Factory Value Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.