Mother Nature Washes Out Speedweek Opener at Attica ... Show Will Be Made Up On Thursday Night
Friday, 19 June 2009

ImageBy Brian Liskai

(Attica, OH) Heavy rains Friday morning coupled with a forecast of severe weather later in the afternoon and evening has promoted Attica Raceway Park officials to cancel the opener of the 27th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Mother Nature may have won the battle, but she won't win the war, as "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant has rescheduled the Aaron's Sales and Lease Speedweek race for Thursday, June 25.

"We had over two inches of rain Friday morning and the facility was flooded. That, coupled with the forecast of severe weather later... we didn't want our fans and teams to be exposed to that danger," said ARP Operations Manager Rex LeJeune. "The best part is we have a chance to make up this great traditional race on Thursday."

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, with racing getting underway at 7:45 p.m. with the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions. Joining the racing action will be the Fultz Fabrications and Speedshop UMP Late Models running for an increased purse of $1,500 to win ($200 to start) the A-main.

ImageThe Ohio Sprint Speedweek will now open at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway on Saturday, June 20, and travel to Millstream Speedway near Findlay on Sunday. Speedweek will then continue at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, on Monday and on to Hilltop Speedway near Millersburg on Tuesday before coming back to Waynesfield Motorsports Park on Wednesday.

The teams and fans will then head to Attica Thursday, June 25, before competing at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 26, and wrapping up the eight straight days of racing at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 27 with a big $10,000 to win finale.

For more information and ticket prices for Thursday's Speedweek show, go to

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 June 2009 )