Rain Forces Cancellation of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Event at I-55 Raceway

Midwest storms complete knockout punch; next up Salina Highbanks Speedway April 23 

PEVELY, Mo. - April 16, 2011 - Rain has forced World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series officials to postpone tonight's event at I-55 Raceway, marking the second consecutive night weather has forced the postponement of World of Outlaws event.

"While we do expect the rains to be completely gone by this afternoon, we won't be able to race due to the heavy amounts of rain we've experienced so far this weekend at the facility," said World of Outlaws Series Director Carlton Reimers. "We are hard at work with the track to establish at make up date. We apologize to our fans but we will return so that they can see a fantastic show."

 

The World of Outlaws will be back at I-55 Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 6, for the Ironman 55. Last year Jason Meyers held off Lucas Wolfe at the checkered flag to for the victory.

Joey Saldana will hold onto the points lead through the weekend as Friday night's event at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky., was also postponed. Steve Kinser holds onto second, four markers back with former champions Jason Meyers and Donny Schatz and the series' most recent winner, Jason Sides, rounding out the Top 5.

Next up for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' is Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, April 23. For more information on the World of Outlaws, click WorldofOutlaws.com.

Here is a look at the series championship standings:

2011 WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

W

T5

T10

QT

1.

Joey Saldana

1546


2

8

9

2

2.

Steve Kinser

1542

-4

4

5

10

1

3.

Jason Meyers

1501

-45

0

4

9

1

4.

Donny Schatz

1493

-53

0

6

7

1

5.

Jason Sides

1483

-63

2

6

8

1

6.

Sammy Swindell

1467

-79

2

6

6

2

7.

Craig Dollansky

1431

-115

1

4

6

0

8.

Paul McMahan

1430

-116

0

2

6

4

9.

Cody Darrah

1427

-119

0

4

5

0

10.

Lucas Wolfe

1390

-156

0

0

6

0

11.

Kraig Kinser

1367

-179

0

1

4

0

12.

Chad Kemenah

1316

-230

0

1

2

0

13.

Bill Rose

1221

-325

0

0

0

0

14.

Ben Gregg

1116

-430

0

0

0

0

15.

Lance Dewease

854

-692

0

0

2

0

16.

Terry McCarl

804

-742

0

0

1

0

17.

Jac Haudenschild

734

-812

0

1

2

0

18.

Tim Kaeding

648

-898

0

1

3

0

19.

Danny Lasoski

647

-899

0

1

3

0

20.

Trey Starks

645

-901

0

0

0

0

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), Chizmark & Larson Insurance , Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Factory Value Parts, VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake's Custom Golf Carts, RacingJunk.com KSE Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and Speedway Engines; and Chassis Builder's Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

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