(Odessa, MO) -- Officials from the CRA/ Sunoco Super Series - O'Reilly Southern All Stars "Super Tour" recently announced an important event on the 2004 late model schedule. I-70 Speedway's marquee event, The World Cup 300, will be part of the ...
(Odessa, MO) -- Officials from the CRA/ Sunoco Super Series - O'Reilly Southern All Stars "Super Tour" recently announced an important event on the 2004 late model schedule. I-70 Speedway's marquee event, The World Cup 300, will be part of the Super Tour in 2004. The event is scheduled for Saturday night, October 9. This is also the weekend of the Winston Cup event at Kansas Speedway, only 45 minutes away. Race fans will be able to catch the Busch race Saturday during the day, the World Cup 300 at night at I-70 Speedway, and return to Kansas Speedway the next day for the Winston Cup race. Officials expect a large number of campers at the short track for this exciting weekend.
Through the years, the World Cup 300 was heralded as one of the premier late model races in the country. Some of the top names in motorsports have been a part of the event, including NASCAR Stars Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin, ASA Stars Dick Trickle, Mike Eddy and 2003 Champion Kevin Cywinski, plus local heroes John O'Neil, 2003 Track Champion Jeff Klem and the 2003 World Cup winner Jenny White.
Although the race has gone through different formats and organizers, the Speedway' new General Manager Larry Kemp saw immediately that the "Super Tour" and the World Cup 300 would be a perfect match. "I was at the Patriot 200 in Nashville at the end of the year, and enjoyed that great collection of drivers from the north and the south. The two groups working together put on a great show, and I felt then that the "Super Tour" would be key in returning the World Cup 300 to level of prestige it deserves. Additionally, we have invited teams form the ROMCO Series in Texas. It will be a genuine North/South Shoot-Out"
The "Super Tour" will feature five to six selected high profile events and co-sanctioned by the Sunoco Super Series and the Southern All Stars.
I-70 Speedway has long been heralded as one of the most exciting tracks in the country. Besides the World Cup 300, the lightning fast, high-banked ½ mile track has hosted top special events through the years, including stops for ASA and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
When available, more information can be found at the websites of the affiliated sanctioning bodies or speedway: www.sunocosuperseries.com, www.southern-allstars.com or www.i70speedway.net . Interested parties can also call 812-883-0455 or 256-539-4484.