by Stephanie Odom on May 5, 2011
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will take on Georgia’s Swainsboro Raceway and Needmore Speedway for a double header beginning this Friday.
Originally the series was going to invade Fayetteville Motor Speedway in North Carolina on May 6th. Unfortunately World of Outlaws Officials had to cancel the event leaving Sainsboro on the May 7th and Needmore on May 8th.
“We were looking forward to racing at Fayetteville Motor Speedway for the fourth year in a row but unfortunately have had to remove the event from our schedule,” stated WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “I have tried to reach Larry Norris for the last two weeks to talk about the event but haven’t received a response. As a result, with the date approaching and so much uncertainty about the status of the event still running through the local racing community, we felt it was in the best interests of the race teams and fans to cancel the event.”
This will be the second consecutive year the national series competes at Swainsboro Raceway who was a victime of an apparent tornado just one month ago. New York’s Tim McCreadie won last year’s “Pine Tree 50” and will look to repeat in this weekend’s fifty lap feature worth $10,000. “We’re real excited about this World of Outlaws show,” said track owner Paul Purvis. “We had a setback when the tornado came through, but a lot of people have done a lot of work to get everything fixed up at the track and now we’re ready for a big night of racing.
Saturday’s action at Needmore Speedway will be an inaugural event after Mother Nature won the original March 27th date at the new three-eighths-mile oval. Chris Hunnicutt built the track behind his home and opened the doors last August. The feature event will run for forty laps with $8,000 on the line.
Going into the weekend Josh Richards maintains the points lead with Darrel Lanigan running in second. For more information on the weekend’s events visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.