Wet weather has prompted a reshuffling of this weekend’s scheduled World of Outlaws Late Model Series events.
Tonight’s WoO LMS show set for I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., has been postponed one day to Saturday night (May 11) while Saturday’s originally scheduled program at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., has been canceled, track and series officials announced on Friday morning.
The scheduling change comes after I-30 Speedway’s grounds were left saturated by heavy overnight rain and all indications pointed to the Whynot facility becoming even more water-logged by intense precipitation predicted for Friday and extending into Saturday. With clear skies forecast for Saturday in the Little Rock area and Whynot’s weather remaining unstable, the decision was made to shift I-30 Speedway’s inaugural WoO LMS event to Saturday and cancel Whynot’s card.
“After consulting with promoters Tracey Clay (at I-30 Speedway) and Rodney Wing (at Whynot Motorsports Park) this morning we all agreed that moving tonight’s event at I-30 to Saturday would be the best option to salvage the weekend for the race teams and the region’s World of Outlaws fans,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Tracey and her staff indicated that getting the facility dried for racing tonight would be extremely difficult due to the rain that’s already fallen and the continued possibility of more showers today, and Rodney is facing a similar task preparing Whynot’s grounds for a major event with showers and thunderstorms expected to stretch into the afternoon on Saturday.
“Considering that Little Rock’s Saturday forecast calls for sun and temperatures in the mid-70s, moving I-30 Speedway’s event to tomorrow night gives World of Outlaws teams the best opportunity to race under optimal conditions.”
I-30 Speedway’s pit gates are scheduled to open at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday (May 11) and racing is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Christman said that the WoO LMS will now look to 2014 for its first-ever visit to Whynot Motorsports Park.
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
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Credit: Kevin Kovac