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Severe Weather Dampens Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55

World of Outlaws Sprint Car SeriesA violent storm hit Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as feature cars were staging

PEVELY, Mo. – Aug. 4, 2012 – A severe storm slammed the Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Summit Distributing/Coors Light on Saturday night.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event was completed under a shortened program at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. All races were finished except the final event, which was staged on the track when a downpour and lightning closed in on the area. Local authority warned of the severity of the storm and measures were immediately taken for the safety of the spectators and teams.

The Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 main event will be contested as part of the program during the World of Outlaws appearance at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, Oct. 13. Ticket holders for the October show will get to watch two feature programs for their admission.

Kerry Madsen won his fourth dash of the season to earn the pole for the famed event with fellow Australian James McFadden on the outside of the front row.

Kraig Kinser established quick time in qualifying to open the night, and Craig Dollansky, Dale Blaney and Donny Schatz each claimed a heat race.

Next up, the World of Outlaws venture to Knoxville, Iowa, for the $150,000-to-win, 52nd annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals next Wednesday through Saturday.

Federated Auto Parts Ironman 55 presented by Summit Distributing/Coors Light Notebook

NOTES – Kraig Kinser established quick time for the sixth race this season. … Craig Dollansky claimed his ninth heat race win, Dale Blaney his fourth and Donny Schatz his 10th of the season. … Kerry Madsen won his fourth dash of the year.

WINNERS – Sammy Swindell – 8 (Autodrome Granby on July 27, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lakeside Speedway on June 30, Red River Valley Speedway on June 16, Eldora Speedway on May 5, Knoxville Raceway on April 28, Missouri State Fair Speedway on April 20 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Craig Dollansky – 6 (Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 22, Lernerville Speedway on July 17, I-96 Speedway on June 2, Hagerstown Speedway on May 20, Tri-State Speedway on April 21 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Joey Saldana – 5 (Autodrome Drummond on July 28, Eldora Speedway on July 13, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 25, Paducah International Raceway on April 13 and Perris Auto Speedway on March 10); Kraig Kinser – 4 (Beaver Dam Raceway on July 7, Dodge City Raceway Park on June 23, River Cities Speedway on June 15 and Kokomo Speedway on June 5); Donny Schatz – 4 (Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 29, Farmer City Raceway on April 25, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19); Tim Kaeding – 3 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 6, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8); Steve Kinser – 3 (Dodge City Raceway Park on June 22, Orange County Fair Speedway on May 19 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 12); Kerry Madsen – 3 (Limaland Motorsports Park on July 11, Belleville High Banks on June 29 and Knoxville Raceway on June 9); Chad Kemenah – 2 (Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 28 and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Tony Stewart – 2 (Ohsweken Speedway on July 31 and Lernerville Speedway on July 17); Cody Darrah – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21); Danny Dietrich – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 10); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 3); Danny Lasoski – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 18); Paul McMahan – 1 (Rolling Wheels Raceway Park on May 16); Fred Rahmer – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 11); Brad Sweet – 1 (Clay County Fairgrounds on June 8) and Lucas Wolfe – 1 (Bloomington Speedway on Aug. 3).

TIME TRIALS – Kraig Kinser was the fastest qualifier around the third-mile oval with a time of 10.705 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Joey Saldana (4 points), Cody Darrah (3), Jason Sides (2) and Kerry Madsen (1).

WE’RE ONLINE - Make sure to check out WorldofOutlaws.com for the latest news and results, plus exclusive driver interviews, video and pictures. Also listen to every event live at DIRTVision.com .

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. 

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6 comments

  1. HOW CAN MIKE MARLER &KEN SCHDER BE SO GREEDY AND KEEP OVER 4000.00 OF 50/50 &OVER 75000.00DOLLARS OF GATE FEES NOPAY OUT FOR MAIN RACE ALL THE HEAT RACES WAS FOLLOW THE LEADER&THEN HAVE THE NERVE TO CHARGE AGAIN FOR OCT 13TH I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT PUT UP WITH KIND OF ACTION O THE WEATHER CAUSED IT THANK YOU.

  2. OK, so I travel 1100 miles to Pevely. Spend 75.00 for tickets and now u tell me if I want to see feature I have to buy more tickets and come back in Oct? Was also going to travel up to Knoxville. thanks but no thanks I'm all done with woo and I55.

  3. I don't mind it……i work their :)

  4. I have spent my last dollar at I55 raceway. I didn't mindthe $32 ticket price however there were only 30 sprint cars of which half were local racers. Many of the regular Woo drivers skiped this race. I don't hold that against I55. That said I didn't buy my family tickets to watch modified racing. With the weather coming in that had been predicted all day why did I55 not try to run the Sprint cars first then what ever else thay wanted. When will you promoters ever take a page out of the knoxville book. I have been going to the knoxville nationals for many years and they know how to run a program. By the way th Woo has nothing to do with that race other than they are invited to race. While walking to my car I heard many fans that said they like me have made their last visit to I55. Sorry Mr Marler and Mr Schrader YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING FOR THOSE OF US WHO WERE CHEATED SAT NIGH OTHER THAN CHARGE ANOTHER $32 DOLLARS TO SEE WHAT WE ALREADY PAID FOR.

    • sorry for the mistake name is ray not mikecannot understand why ticket holders have to pay double to see race on oct 13th Igo to alot of tracks and Ican say that I55is theworst Ihave ever been to willnot waste my money any more

  5. This was the second time I came to watch woo but it also will be my last. Gate fee I understand then you say watch the website for 50/50 drawing we leave then you draw it.That's not the way you keep fans or draw new ones.I thought you gentlemen were better businessmen than that.