Rain postpones WoO's Sharon event to Thursday
HARTFORD, Ohio (July 28) — Rain deluged Sharon Speedway after time trials, forcing the postponement of Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Ohio-Pennsylvania Speedweek program.
Track and series officials rescheduled the 3/8-mile oval’s seventh annual tour event to Thursday. The racing action will start from scratch with a new set of time trials, and all rainchecks will be accepted for admission.
Rain began falling moments after the event’s 34-car qualifying session was completed and soon intensified, swamping the racetrack and infield in short order. With more heavy storms threatening, the decision to push the action to Thursday night was made less than an hour later.
Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, set fast time with a lap of 16.052 seconds, but his effort was wiped off the books by the postponement. WoO rules stipulate that a new program will be contested if an event is rescheduled before heat races are run.
The postponement was a godsend for the WoO regulars. Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., was the lone Outlaw to time among the top 10, qualifying ninth-fastest.
Thursday’s card will follow the same schedule as was planned on Wednesday. Gates will open at 3 p.m., with hot laps set to get the green flag at 6:30 p.m. and time trials at 7 p.m. The Fastrak Northeast Crate Late Models will also be part of the evening’s action.