UPDATE: Rain Forces Lawrenceburg Speedway To Cancel Season Opener

The opening night featuring USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship has been cancelled.

The 2018 racing season at Lawrenceburg Speedway will have to wait a little longer as the track's planned opener on Saturday, March 31 has been cancelled due to rain. Photo by Tim Thomas.

Update published Friday, March 30:

A rainy week has made the dirt track at Lawrenceburg Speedway unfit for racing on the track's planned season-opener Saturday.

The opening night featuring USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship has been cancelled, promoter Dave Rudisell said Friday.

“As much as we want to get the season started, there is just no way to get our facility in racing condition for Saturday,” Rudisell said. “Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain every day including Saturday, and we’ve already had rain every day this week.”

According to the speedway, Saturday's USAC event was to have been the 60th series event held at the southeastern Indiana dirt oval, one of seven venues to have reached that mark.

The series will return on July 22 for the 31st annual edition of “Indiana Sprint Week” and on September 29 for the “Fall Nationals.” Additionally, the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship makes its lone visit of the season on June 2.

 

Original story published Thursday, March 29:

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Opening Day may be happening at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Friday, but it is also happening at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday.

The 3/8-mile dirt track will open its 69th racing season on March 31st with a visit by the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars. Driver Tyler Courtney will look to continue his hot start after winning two of the circuit’s first three events of the season.

The Budweiser UMP Modifieds and the Bessler’s U Pull & Save Hornets will also race on opening night at Lawrenceburg.

Gates at the speedway will open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps will start at 6:00, and the opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00.

There are 22 events on the Lawrenceburg Speedway schedule in 2018. One of the biggest events of the season will be a visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Spring Cars on Memorial Day, May 28.

A full schedule can be found at www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com/event-calendar.

 

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