World of Outlaws postpones Lernerville

SARVER, PA (June 1) -- Mother Nature seems to have a problem with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series racing Friday nights on TNN: The National Network. For the third straight week, rain forced the series to postpone a Friday race to...

SARVER, PA (June 1) -- Mother Nature seems to have a problem with the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series racing Friday nights on TNN: The National Network.

For the third straight week, rain forced the series to postpone a Friday race to be televised on TNN. This time, Lernerville Speedway was the victim. The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' fire-breathing, mudslinging sprint car racing teams will return to the semi-banked, 1/2-mile oval Wednesday. The gates will open at 3 p.m. and qualifying will start at 7:15 p.m.

Fifty-nine cars rolled into the pit area after rain soaked Lernerville Speedway Friday afternoon. Another shower hit the track during the first hot-lap session, making the track unsafe for racing.

Stevie Smith, who won his first race of the season Wednesday at Rolling Wheels Raceway, snapped Sammy Swindell's two-feature winning streak at Lernerville last September 26th. Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser, who set the single-lap record with a 145.009-m.p.h. lap last September, had won the previous four Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup races at Lernerville before Swindell claimed the $33,000 first prize last July 25th. Swindell has won 14 main events at Lernerville Speedway, one more than Steve Kinser.

The Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series will run a $51,600 event at Eldora Speedway Saturday before returning to Lernerville. The series will sanction the Second Annual CHANNELLOCK Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway June 8-9. TNN will televise both Bristol races live, starting at 9 p.m. (EDT).

-WoO

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Mark Kinser , Sammy Swindell