Circle K Colossal 100 Rescheduled for Sunday, March 29
Widespread inclement weather has prompted the rescheduling of this weekend's Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway to Sunday, March 29, track and World of Outlaws Late Model Series officials announced.
Originally planned as a two-day show, the entire fourth annual, $50,000-to-win event will now be held on Sunday. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., followed by time trials, heat races, B-Mains, the inaugural Charlotte 30 for non-qualifiers and the Circle K Colossal 100.
With rain and fog prevailing on Friday morning and a high probability of rain forecasted for both Friday and Saturday, officials from Charlotte Motor Speedway and the WoO LMS agreed to push the complete program to Sunday. Dry weather and afternoon temperatures in the mid-60s are predicted for Sunday.
"Considering the difficult weather conditions, we feel that rescheduling the Circle K Colossal 100 for Sunday is the best option for the race teams and the fans," said Seamus Curley, the short-track racing manager at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "An event of this magnitude deserves to be run in the best possible conditions and Sunday will provide them.
"Now the fans can make plans to see a huge program on Sunday at The Dirt Track, and the racers can focus on chasing over $200,000 in cash and contingency awards rather than battling the weather for two straight days."
Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. and the grandstand gates will open at
12 p.m. The full event schedule is available at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/colossal.
With the event condensed into a one-day show, the pre-race Circle K Autograph Party has been canceled. The induction of dirt late model veteran Mike Balzano into The Dirt Track's Walk of Fame, meanwhile, is tentatively scheduled for 6:50 p.m.
Saturday's single-day tickets will be honored on Sunday, and tickets to Friday night's portion of the event can be redeemed for a credit toward the purchase of a Sunday ticket. Reserved seats for Sunday's Circle K Colossal are still available at $39 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and can be purchased at the gate or by calling 1-800-455-FANS. Pit passes are available for $60.