Rain spoils WoO trip to Autodrome Drummond
By Kevin KovacWorld of Outlaws Late Model Series
DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec (June 20) — The World of Outlaws Late Model Series couldn't shake the wet-weather bug by crossing the border. Continuing a rain-plagued campaign for the series, pesky showers forced the cancellation of Saturday night's Great Northern Tour program at Autodrome Drummond.
A field of 26 cars was signed in for the third annual Quebec 50, but drizzle that had been falling periodically throughout the day intensified to a steady rain as hot laps concluded. About one hour later officials made the decision to cancel the night's action when it became apparent that clearing would not come soon enough for the show to be completed at a reasonable time.
The anticipated event will be not be rescheduled this season, but Drummond promoter Yan Bussiere plans to bring the series back to the 4/10-mile oval in 2010.
Saturday's cancellation was the fifth complete washout of 2009 for the World of Outlaws. The teams left muddy Drummond and headed for Cornwall (Ontario) Motor Speedway, a quarter-mile oval roughly two hours to the southwest where the Canadian swing of the WoO LMS Great Northern Tour concludes on Sunday night.
Following Sunday's 50-lap event at Cornwall, the series will return to the United States for six more evenings of non-stop Great Northern Tour action beginning on June 22 at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, N.Y., and continuing on June 23 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Speedway; June 24 at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa.; and June 25-27 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. (the postponed Showdown in Sarvertown on June 25 at the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100 on June 26-27).