La Salle revamps Thaw Brawl weekend
The fourth annual Thaw Brawl weekend scheduled for April 3-4 at La Salle (Ill.) Speedway will now feature two complete racing programs sanctioned by the Sunoco American Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar, track promoter Tony Izzo Jr. announced Wednesday.
Originally planned as a two-day program topped by a 100-lap event paying $20,000 to win, the Thaw Brawl has been revamped to include a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win event on Friday night and a 75-lap finale offering a $15,000 first-place prize on Saturday evening. Time trials, heat races, consolations and features will be contested both nights.
Izzo decided to make the change after hearing fans and racers express some “confusion” about the slightly altered two-day format he was planning for the Thaw Brawl. His Friday-night card was going to include time trials, heat races and a 20-lap, $2,000-to-win feature for the evening’s heat transfers that would determine a portion of the 100-lapper’s starting lineup, followed by B-Mains and the long-distance feature on Saturday.