ALLSTAR: Sharon rain date canceled

ALL STAR'S SHARON SPEEDWAY RAIN DATE CANCELED CAMARGO, IL (9-18-06) -- The All Star Circuit of Champions and Sharon Speedway regret to announce the cancellation of the Friday September 29th event that was originally slated as the make up date...

ALL STAR'S SHARON SPEEDWAY RAIN DATE CANCELED

CAMARGO, IL (9-18-06) -- The All Star Circuit of Champions and Sharon Speedway regret to announce the cancellation of the Friday September 29th event that was originally slated as the make up date for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek rain out. Heavy rains fell the afternoon of June 28th forcing the postponement of the Speedweek race. The only available make up date was Friday Sept. 29th. "I am well aware that High School Football is a big deal in Ohio and most tracks in the area don't typically race on Fridays in the Fall," said series president Guy Webb. "However, we were planning to race on that date regardless."

As the Sharon Nationals approached, the forecast once again looked grim and the show rained out early that morning. "When the Nationals rained out we had talked about making up that show on the 29th instead of the Speedweek show. Our goal was to continue the 26 year tradition of the Sharon Nationals." However, in a mutual agreement with the Sharon Speedway this week, it was decided that trying to make up either race on a Friday night this late in the season would not be in the best interest of either the track or the series and neither race will be made up in 2006. The All Stars will instead look ahead to 2007 and try to do something special for the fans on those dates next year.

"It is unfortunate that we were not able to get a race in at Sharon this season," said Webb, "and we apologize to the fans. The weather has not been very cooperative this year," he continued. "It has cost us several other races besides the two at Sharon." The All Star series has suffered through 10 rain outs this season. "We have a good relationship with the Blaney family and Sharon Speedway," said Webb, "and that will continue into 2007."

The All Stars will wrap up their 2006 season with a trip to Kokomo Speedway on Sunday September 24th with the World of Outlaws and then the season finale at Eldora Speedway on Saturday September 30th.

For more information visit www.allstarsprint.com .

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