Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ironman will Run Separately Ahead of 'Spring Classic' Oct. 13 at I-55
by Shawn Miller
PEVELY, Mo. -- World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 officials, in conjunction with the track crew, have developed a plan to complete the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 as a separate event on Oct. 13, honoring tickets from Saturday night's event that was shortened by severe weather.
With World of Outlaws Sprint Cars staged Saturday night on the high-banked, one-third-mile oval, authorities alerted track officials to impending severe weather. The event was quickly postponed to ensure fans would have time to find safety ahead of the storm.
The 55-lap feature event was postponed to Saturday, Oct. 13, and will run on the same day as the "Spring Classic" that was rain-delayed from its originally scheduled date in April. The Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 will run as a stand-alone program at 3 p.m. and the grandstands will be cleared and reopen for the evening's full "Spring Classic" make-up program, which also includes DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.
"The weather turned severe fast, forcing us to quickly evacuate the grandstands Saturday night and make sure everybody was safe," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "Now we can turn our focus to the makeup date, and the track crew agrees it can run the completion of the Ironman on Oct. 13 separately from the full Spring Classic event. This will allow us to honor all those fans that already hold tickets for either event."
Current Ironman ticket holders and reserved seat holders, including those who purchased pit passes, will have their tickets honored only for the Ironman at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Fans with tickets for the Spring Classic are invited to attend the Ironman in General Admission, with their reserved tickets being honored for the nightcap.
New customers can also attend the 3 p.m. Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 by purchasing a Spring Classic ticket for that night.
Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 pit passes will be accepted for the 3 p.m. makeup only. Pit passes purchased for Spring Classic will also be honored for the Ironman event.
Pit gates will open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, with the main gates opening at 1 p.m.
The pits and grandstands will be cleared between events and then fans with tickets for the evening Spring Classic makeup will be readmitted.
For more on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, click http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com. For more on Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, click http://www.FederatedAutoPartsRaceway.com/.com.