The pieces appeared to be in place for a big weekend at the Smoky Mountain Speedway for the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series. However, the weather had other plans as forecasts calling for heavy rains and storms to invade the east Tennessee area over the next few days have forced track and series officials to call off the $10,000-to-win feature slated for Friday night and the $15,000-to-win affair set for Saturday.
Instead the track located in Maryville, Tennessee will play host the World of Outlaws Late Models on Thursday, March 16 for a single night of racing that will pay $10,000 to the victor. That date will precede a two-night event to be held at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on March 17th & 18th. Those features on the track located near Chattanooga will pay $10,000 and $20,000-to-win respectively.
This was also set to be a big weekend for the track. Smoky Mountain Speedway owner Roger Sellers had, over the off-season, ordered a reconfiguration of what was once a 4/10 mile layout to what will now be a 3/8 mile oval. At the same time, new dirt has been applied to the racing surface. This was to have been the first race on the newly designed venue but it was not to be.
After the four points-paying events, Chris Madden leads the WoO Late Model standings over Brian Shirley, Kyle Bronson, Brandon Sheppard and Max Blair.
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