World of Outlaws Illini 100 Preview
What: World of Outlaw Late Model Series offers up it’s first big money show of the 2014 campaign. This weekend brings the complete make up event which rained out earlier this month.
Where: Farmer City Raceway-Farmer City, Illiois
When: 2 day show with time trials and heats on Friday April 25 and consolations plus the “100” on Saturday April 26th.
At Stake: $20,000 to win
Track: Farmer City Raceway is a 1/4 mile, fairly wide surface that can be abrasive to tires and is not always forgiving of bad decisions. The flag stand is in the infield, and the seating is unique.
But he’ll have company. Including Billy Moyer who’s won this event before in the past, and the always tough Babb who’s still in search of the elusive win.
This weekend also serves as a proper debut of Rick Eckert in the Rocket house car. Eckert was penciled in to replace Brandon Sheppard, who originally replaced Josh Richards who’s currently out of action. (We have no idea what the circumstances are any better than anybody else but hope Josh can return as soon as he is able).
One driver that can’t be overlooked is the 17 year old standout Bobby Pierce. He’s been the hottest driver in the Midwest the last several weeks. The eyes of the late model world have been on him lately, and they’ll be paying even closer attention this weekend. It’s hard to call him a dark horse here too. He stands as much a chance of winning as any other driver you can think of.
Meanwhile, Darrell Lanigan will keep his Club 29 entry at the forefront of the pack. Lanigan’s quietly been going about his business this season, collecting wins and keeping atop the World of Outlaw standings. This could be his first big victory of the 2014 season.
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