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Rain Cancels Night 1 with the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove

The Summer Nationals will become a one-day event with Saturday’s show

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — July 20, 2012 — Persistent rain forced World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway officials to cancel Friday’s opening round of the 11th annual Summer Nationals.

Saturday’s event remains intact. The front gate is scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. with racing around 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                      

The World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse split a doubleheader earlier this season at Williams Grove Speedway. Posse veteran Fred Rahmer claimed the opener on May 11 with 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser winning the feature on May 12, along with coveted Morgan Cup event that followed.

Kinser is the current championship standings leader with Craig Dollansky only 25 points behind after a dominant victory at Tuesday’s 21st annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

World of Outlaws wins leader Sammy Swindell is third in the standings – 32 points behind Kinser – with Donny Schatz (33) and Joey Saldana (66) within striking distance.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Goodyear Tires (Official Tire), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks, Superflow Dynos and Wix Filters; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Astro Titanium, ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.