Tire Rule Announced For 26th Annual USA Nationals Aug. 1-3 At Cedar Lake Speedway
Huge World of Outlaws Late Model Series Weekend Includes Preliminary Event Aug. 1 & $50,000-To-Win 100-Lapper Aug. 2-3
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
NEW RICHMOND, WI – July 17, 2013 – The 26th annual USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway will be run under the same Hoosier-only tire rule that was used for the 2012 event, track and World of Outlaws Late Model Series officials have announced.
One of the country’s crown-jewel dirt Late Models events, the USA Nationals includes three huge nights of WoO LMS action. The national tour will sanction a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win preliminary program for the first time on Thurs., Aug. 1, before the headline competition commences with time trials and heat races on Fri., Aug. 2, and B-Mains, a Last Chance Race and the 100-lap spectacular offering a $50,000 top prize on Sat., Aug. 3.
All entrants in the three nights of USA Nationals events will be required to use Hoosier LM 40-compound tires, WRS/WRS-2 55-compound tires (block pattern only) or Hoosier 1600-compound tires (excluding white-dot tires). The same tire mandate was in effect for last year’s USA Nationals weekend, which saw WoO LMS star Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., beat Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., to the finish line in the century grind for his richest triumph of a record-breaking 2012 season.
Fans can take advantage of discounted prices on two- and three-day USA Nationals ticket packages by purchasing them in advance at www.cedarlakespeedway.com or calling 612-363-0479. The advance-sale price will apply until two days before the event starts.
In related WoO LMS news, the tour’s events that sandwich the USA Nationals – 50-lap, $10,000-to-win shows on Tues., July 30, at Shawano (Wis.) Speedway and Mon., Aug. 5, at Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway – will use a slightly different tire rule. Tires approved for use in those races are Hoosier LM 20-, 30- and 40-compound tires and WRS and WRS-2 55-compound rubber.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.