Jul 11, 2020 02:24 PM EDT
OUTLAW SPEEDWAY LOSES JULY 10, 2020 FEATURE EVENTS TO RAIN
All qualifying heat races are completed prior to Mother Nature taking control.
Story by Kenny Shupp Jr. PR Director.
(Dundee, NY) A light drizzle just prior to the start of hot laps forced the track preparation crew at the Outlaw Speedway to put in additional time getting the surface in race trim. After approximately a forty-five-minute delay the qualifying heat races were run off in all seven of the regular class of competition with only one major incident coming in the first heat of the IMCA Hobby Stock Division. With a hotly contested fight for the lead brewing among the top five competitors, some contact was made exiting turn four finding Jack Ayers climbing over the right rear tire and quarter panel of the Nick Stark machine. Ayers then did a series of barrel rolls down the front straight away coming to rest upside down in the infield area. The highly trained team of EMT’s along with other track Fire and Rescue personnel were at the Ayers machine within seconds and after some anxious moments the veteran driver exited his heavily damaged car and walked away. As the machine was then turned back onto its wheels it could be observed that the roll cage was still totally intact with no damage to the cockpit area.
The Winner’s Circle Deli Bandit feature was on the track for their feature event just prior to intermission when a steady rain hit the speedway forcing Outlaw Speedway Track Owner, Tyler Siri and his girlfriend, Jordan Lynch with no other choice but the cancel the remainder of the program.
With seven adult class feature events to be made up the track will release a tentative schedule of how and when the remaining feature events will be made up. Early indications point to at least one feature make-up per week for the foreseeable future.
The $1,000 Bounty that was placed on Super Matt Sheppard this past week by Siri for any Modified driver that can beat the four time feature winner in 2020 will roll over till next Friday night and continue until one of Sheppard’s competitors can stop his win streak.
Some one hundred thirty-three cars filled the Outlaw Speedway pit area, the largest car count of the season thus far including invaders in every class of competition. The most notable perhaps being Mike Maresca making the long haul from the northern part of New York State to compete in the Friendly Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram Modified Division. It is hoped that Maresca will return to Outlaw as he along with other top Modified pilots all have their sights set on dethroning Super Matt Sheppard and leaving with the added $1,000 bonus.
As of this writing the Outlaw Speedway will continue to operate with NO FANS in the grandstand seating area as per New York State requirements. However, the pit area will remain open to those choosing to enter and the action can also be seen live on Dirt Track Digest TV for a minimal fee. For more information simply log in at www.dirttrackdigest.com.
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All other information including a current list of the point standings, rules, the complete 2020 schedule of events, a list of track officials, directions to the speedway and much more log on at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.