By Shawn Miller
CHICO, Calif. – March 24, 2012 – Tonight’s World of Outlaws race at Silver Dollar Speedway has been cancelled because of the combination of cold temperatures and the significant amount of rain in the area, which is forecast to move over the track in the afternoon and continue the rest of the weekend.
“The tremendous amount moisture in the ground from rains earlier in the week made the pit area treacherous on Friday night and prevented the staff at Silver Dollar Speedway from providing the outstanding racing surface that we normally see,” said Brian Carter, CEO of the World of Outlaws. “The cold wind and steady rain forecasted for this evening leave us little choice but to cancel tonight’s racing.”
Fans who have purchased tickets can exchange the value of Saturday’s ticket against ticket purchases at either of the following World of Outlaws events: Merced Speedway next Friday, Calistoga Speedway next Saturday or the Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway Sept. 6-8.
Or they can return the tickets to the address on the back for a refund of the Saturday portion of the show.
World of Outlaws points leader Donny Schatz claimed the Mini Gold Cup victory on Friday with two-time King of California Jonathan Allard a close second. Joey Saldana finished third to vault himself into second in the World of Outlaws standings.
For more information on the event and upcoming events, click WorldofOutlaws.com.
Tickets are available for the World of Outlaws races next weekend at Merced Speedway and Calistoga Speedway. Tickets can be ordered online by clicking WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, SuperflowDynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.