Uncertain Forecast Stops WoO Late Models


CONCORD, N.C. – This weekend’s entire World of Outlaws Late Model Series tripleheader scheduled for I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. (March 22), Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. (March 23) and Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn. (March 24) has been postponed due to extremely uncertain weather forecasts throughout the Mid-South region.

With all three tracks facing weather conditions that could either dull or completely doom the racing programs, the speedway operators collaborated with WoO LMS director Tim Christman and unanimously agreed that the best action for all parties involved was to preemptively reschedule the events to dates later in the spring.

Duck River’’s inaugural WoO LMS show has been reset for Sun., April 28, as the anchor leg of a three-race weekend in the Volunteer State. The other tracks will remain back-to-back on the schedule, with I-30 Speedway running its first-ever World of Outlaws event on Fri., May 10, and Whynot hosting the national tour for the first time on Sat., May 11.

“It’’s always difficult to make the decision to call off a race weekend early in the week because of possible bad weather,”” said Christman, who is in his seventh season overseeing operations of the WoO LMS. ““But in this case, after talking with the three track promoters –- Tracey Clay at I-30, Rodney Wing at Whynot and Bob Harris at Duck River –- we all came to the conclusion that rescheduling the events would be in the best interests of the fans, the race teams and the promoters.

“”Considering that I-30, Whynot and Duck River are three of the most highly anticipated races on the 2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season, we want the best conditions possible for the fans and racers to come out to the tracks and enjoy themselves. Mother Nature apparently doesn’’t want to let that happen this weekend with wet and unseasonably cool weather forecast for I-30 and Duck River and a stormy pattern developing at Whynot, so hopefully by rescheduling the events we’ll get the type of weather that’s a hit with everyone.””

The next scheduled action for the WoO LMS is the $20,000-to-win Illini 100 on April 5-6 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway.