All Stars Fall to Rain at Kokomo & Wilmot
WILMOT, Wis. (May 20, 2017) – For the second time in as many days, Mother Nature erases any potential for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time forcing the cancellation of the Saturday night visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Wet weather on Friday afternoon mixed with additional heavy rains on Saturday morning forced officials to pull the plug. All involved are now looking for a suitable rain date.
“It was just too much rain for the facility to handle,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Stars Series Director. “A lot of rain fell on the area on Friday, and the additional rainfall today isn’t going to give us enough drying time to have a shot at making this program work. We are all looking for a suitable rain date. We hope to know more soon.”
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now switch gears and turn their focus toward competition at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 21. The Arctic Cat All Star / IRA Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned program will be a first-ever at the one-third mile dirt oval. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:30pm and hot laps at 5:30pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.
Periods of hard rain throughout the late morning hours into the afternoon forced Kokomo Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to postpone Friday night’s return to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The worst of the wet weather moved into the Kokomo area just after 1:30pm, soaking an already saturated facility. The event will be made up on Friday, June 30, and will still feature the nation’s elite including Tony Stewart.
“Unfortunately, the weather is not going to cooperate today,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series Director. “We held out as long as we could. With so much of the facility extremely saturated from the weather, especially the pit area, we felt the best situation was to move the event to a solid date. We have more weather in the forecast for later this evening, so that doesn’t help our cause.”
Those who purchased advance tickets online for the Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway may use that ticket toward the rescheduled program on June 30. For more information, please visit Kokomo Speedway online at www.kokomospeedway.net.