Lone Star Speedway,
Sanction: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series (Highbanks Havoc) - $10,000
Information provided by: Kevin Kovac (last updated March 29, 4:54 pm)
Storms wash out tour's return to Texas track
The expansive grandstands at Lone Star Speedway.
Key notes: A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rain, strong winds and hail to the track shortly before the scheduled start of the drivers' meeting, forcing the cancellation of tonight's racing program. The event will not be rescheduled. ... The drivers' meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT with hot laps set to roll a half-hour later. ... Kyle Bronson of Tampa, Fla., the upset winner of the last WoO event one month ago at Florida's Volusia Speedway Park, arrived a short time ago. ... A surprise entrant is Shannon Babb, who decided to bypass this weekend's scheduled Thaw Brawl at his home state's LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway to run WoO events at Lone Star and tomorrow night at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. ... Chub Frank and Rick 'Boom' Briggs shared one hauler for the long trip south from Bear Lake, Pa., and both will drive cars from Briggs's stable. ... Lone Star hosts the World of Outlaws for their first post-Speedweeks event. There's a chance of thunderstorms, but officials are hoping the weather avoids the area. ... The series is visiting Lone Star for the first time since it was shortened to a 3/8-mile; Steve Francis triumphed during the tour's last visit on March 27, 2010, when the track was configured as a half-mile.
Who to watch: Series regular Morgan Bagley enjoys a rare home-state event at a track that his father once co-owned.
Points chase: Darrell Lanigan holds a 10-point advantage over Brandon Sheppard atop the WoO standings; Brady Smith, third in points following Speedweeks, did not make the long haul south for this weekend's events.
Expected entrants: Shannon Babb, Kyle Bronson, Timothy Culp, Shane Hebert, Garrett Alberson
Current weather: Sunny, 72°F
Car count: 26
Next series race: March 29, I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR) $10,000