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LaSalle Speedway Cancels World of Outlaws Late Model Series Event Scheduled For Sept. 11

Illinois Oval Plans to Host WoO LMS Action Next Season

LaSalle, Ill. – Aug. 26, 2014 – The return of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to LaSalle Speedway will have to wait until 2015. Citing scheduling conflicts and financial setbacks suffered from rainouts earlier in the season, officials at the quarter-mile Illinois oval on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the track’s WoO LMS event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11.

“Six months ago it seemed like a good idea, but we’ve struggled just like everyone with rainouts,” LaSalle Speedway co-promoter Tony Izzo Jr. said. “We lost a few races earlier in the year that help us financially so that we can put on other big races, and it being a Thursday night with school back in, I just feel like this is the best decision.”

LaSalle and WoO LMS officials will work to secure a more favorable date on the tour’s 2015 scheduled for a track that last hosted the series in 2007 for an event won by Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich. LaSalle was also on the tour’s schedule in 2009 and 2011, but both events were rained out.

“I hate to cancel it because we’ve been looking forward to bringing the World of Outlaws Late Models back to LaSalle for a long time, but we want it to be a great show when we do it,” Izzo said. “I just don’t feel like we can do that right now, but hopefully we’ll find a date that works next season.”

Saturday, August 16th

The staff and management of LaSalle Speedway has made a decision to postpone tonight’s $5 Fan Appreciation & Champions Celebration Night. We came to this decision based off of the current weather and the forecast for more non favorable weather to occur later this afternoon and into the early evening. We want this night to be special and not have to hurry the show or dodge rain in order to thank the many fans and drivers that support LaSalle Speedway. So in an effort to make it special, we will be postponing this event until Saturday, September 13th in hopes for a much better day. I ask for everybody’s understanding and support in our decision making.

Thank You,

Tony Izzo, Jr.