Rainout Leads To Even Bigger Return Engagement To Screven Motor Speedway For World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Promoter Redd Griffin Posts $12,000 Top Prize For Rescheduled ‘Winter Freeze’ Event On Nov. 1 or 2
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
SYLVANIA, GA – March 26, 2011 – Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series program at Screven Motor Speedway was washed out by strong spring storms, but the cancelation will bring an even bigger return engagement for the national tour.
Screven promoter Redd Griffin reached an agreement with WoO LMS officials to reschedule the circuit’s annual visit to the three-eighths-mile oval for Nov. 1 or 2. Griffin will also pump up the A-Main’s first-place prize to $12,000, creating a huge lead-in to the season-ending World Finals on Nov. 3-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
The new date for Screven’s WoO LMS event is tentatively set for Wed., Nov. 2 – the same evening for which Griffin previously rescheduled his ‘Winter Freeze’ program, a doubleheader featuring dirt Late Models and the O’Reilly All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series that was rained out last month. Griffin will reset the WoO LMS card to Tues., Nov. 1, however, if wet weather would force the World of Outlaws Showdown on Oct. 12 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte to be postponed to Nov. 2 in conjunction with the World Finals.
Saturday night’s postponement decision came around 7:45 p.m. when a second round of heavy rain struck the facility. Screven officials had just allowed support division cars to begin running in the racing surface, which was hit with a shorter shower several hours earlier.
More than 30 dirt Late Model teams were in the pit area for Saturday’s action.
“Redd Griffin and his staff did everything they could to run Saturday night’s show for the racers and fans who came out despite the weather forecast,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Unfortunately we couldn’t beat Mother Nature, but Redd suggested running his rescheduled ‘Winter Freeze’ event under the World of Outlaws Late Model Series banner and we were thrilled to work with him to make it happen.
“The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is honored to be associated with a promoter like Redd Griffin who’s so willing to step up and give the teams and fans a big end-of-the-year event. We’re looking forward to returning to Screven Motor Speedway in November for a race that will play a critical role in determining the 2011 series champion.”
The WoO LMS is scheduled to complete its weekend in the Southeast on Sunday night (March 27) with a first-ever trip to Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. A 40-lap A-Main paying $8,000 to win tops the evening’s agenda.
For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.
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), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum.