MARKLEYSBURG, Pa. – Officials of Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex have decided to postpone the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event scheduled for Friday due to forecasts predicting a 100% threat of rain and the potential for severe weather outbreaks in the area.
The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 28, and will become part of a three-race swing along with Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., on Friday, July 26 and Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on Saturday, July 27.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will continue this weekend’s remaining stops on the tour through the Appalachians as originally scheduled. On Saturday night, April 20, the series heads east to the “Capitol of Dirt Racing” Hagerstown Speedway.
The Frank Plessinger-promoted half-mile race track will host the nation’s best dirt late model drivers for the eighth time in series history. An impressive streak of seven different winners in seven races at Hagerstown is on the line. John Blankenship won the last LOLMDS event at Hagerstown last year with an impressive drive to the front from his 17th starting position.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will then return to the newly-shaped West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV for the first time since 2010. The Sunday night event on the renovated four-tenths mile track will be the sixth time the series has been to WVMS.