Alger Washington -- Due to a contractual conflict the Dirt Cup rain date scheduled for August 30th has been cancelled. Skagit Speedway promoter Steve Beitler gave this explanation: “When it became obvious we would not get to race the final night of Dirt Cup I looked for the best date for the fans and the teams that were at Dirt Cup. It only made sense to put it on Thursday before the WoO event, all the fans and teams that were at Dirt Cup would most likely be returning that weekend. I believed this would be the least expensive alternative.”
“I have been informed by World Racing Group that “Any 410 sprint car practices or races 4 days prior to a WoO event are strictly prohibited”. I have been involved with the WoO for over 23 years and have never heard of this rule, but it is in the contract. I have had several phone conversations as well as in person discussions with the WRG management to resolve this matter, most recently at the Knoxville Nationals. WRG management stated that it is important that all WoO promoters are treated fairly and consistently with each other and this decision is fair and consistent with the set guidelines in the WoO sanctioning agreement.”
“The other concern from WRG management was that we were scheduled on the Grays Harbor Raceways rain date for their WoO event, I didn’t think that was a factor for the GHR promotions group since they scheduled on our rain date at Willamette Speedway.”
“There are not any other weekend dates that allow the fans and race teams to return this year; we have run out of options so the decision to cancel was inevitable.”
A full refund will be issued to all persons that have purchased a Saturday night Dirt Cup ticket. You can mail it to our office at the address below or use it for its face value on either WoO event nights (example: Dirt Cup adult ticket $28 + $7 = $35 WoO ticket). If you mail them we encourage you to send them registered to us, we will compensate you with a $5 food/souvenir coupon for your next visit for the registered fee.
A full refund will be issued to all persons that purchased a final day pit pass. You can mail it to our office at the address below or use it for its face value on either WoO event nights (example: Dirt Cup pit pass $35 + $5 = $40 WoO pit pass). If you mail them we encourage you to send them registered to us, we will compensate you with a $5 food/souvenir coupon for your next visit for the registered fee.
A full refund will be issued to all Season Ticket holders based on the discounted Saturday ticket factored into your season pass.
Additional money will be sent to all teams that competed both nights; this will include your entry fee and some travel expenses. These funds will be distributed in the next 10 days.
Even though we have no control over mother nature, we will do all we can to rectify on this unfortunate situation.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support,
PO Box 911
Burlington WA 98233