Rain Washes Out Pepsi Nationals

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

PEVELY, MO – Sept. 19, 2009 – Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Pepsi Nationals’ at I-55 Raceway was washed out by rain.

A slow-moving band of precipitation reached the one-third-mile oval late Saturday afternoon and radar indicated little chance of imminent clearing, forcing I-55 Raceway co-promoters Ken Schrader and Ray Marler to pull the plug on the track’s 27th annual special event.

It was the 11th time that a WoO LMS event has been either canceled or postponed during the rain-plagued 2009 season.

Track and series officials are discussing the possibility of a new date for a WoO LMS visit to I-55 Raceway. For more information about rainchecks and the status of the event visit www.i55raceway.com.

The WoO LMS will move on to La Salle (Ill.) Speedway on Sunday night (Sept. 20) to contest the 18th annual Best Western Illinois Fall Nationals. A 40-lap A-Main paying $7,000 to win will top the program.

More information on the WoO LMS is available by logging on to 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), Crane Cams (Official Valvetrain), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Fusion Energy Boost (Official Energy Boost), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser) and VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors Champ Pans, Eibach Springs, Hoosier Tires, Integra Shocks, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, Ohlins Shocks, Racing Electronics, Quarter Master and Wrisco Aluminum; Crane Cams Engine Builder’s Challenge participants Cornett Racing Engines, Custom Race Engines and Pro Power Racing Engines; and Chassis Builder Challenge participants Rocket Chassis and Team Zero by Bloomquist.

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