Mohawk International Raceway
WoO's event Mohawk postponed to Sept. 1
By Kevin KovacWorld of Outlaws Late Model Series
AKWESASNE, N.Y. (Aug. 21) — Heavy rain swept over Mohawk International Raceway just as Saturday night’s racing program was beginning, forcing the postponement of the 100-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series Battle At Eastern Door to Sept. 1.
The MIR track crew was able to get the 4/10-mile oval’s surface ready for action following a late-afternoon shower, but more precipitation arrived moments after the completion of hot laps for the competitors in Saturday evening’s consolation race. | Prelims
With the speedway saturated and forecasts calling for little pause in the rain for more than 24 hours, MIR and WoO LMS officials decided to reschedule the $20,000-to-win event for Sept. 1 as a lead-in to the national tour’s Labor Day holiday weekend doubleheader on Sept. 4-5 at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pa.
A consolation race and the 100-lap Battle At Eastern Door will be contested on the midweek date, which will also include a pro stock feature.
Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., Rick Eckert of York, Pa., and Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., were heat winners during Friday night’s qualifying program.
WoO competitors will look for clear skies on Monday when it heads across the border for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win show at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec. The tour’s Northeast swing concludes on Tuesday with a visit to Brewerton (N.Y.) Speedway for the second annual Dirt Demon 50.