Greenwood, NE (April 9, 2008) – The 2008 Spring Showdown featuring the ASCS Sprints Midwest and Northern Plains Regions scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 has been rescheduled for Friday, April 18th and the Saturday sprint show will not be rescheduled. The NASCAR Late Models, Modifieds and Pro Ams will also run that Friday night.
"With the amount of precipitation we have had, combined with the forecasted rain and snow, we felt it would be best to reschedule our show so the drivers and fans would know before the weekend arrived," said track promoter Ed Kosiski.
"Many of the ASCS Northern Plains region drivers come from North Dakota and Minnesota, and they are forecasted to receive up to 8 inches of snow making travel for them difficult," added Kosiski. "In addition, the lows forecasted for those race dates would not be good for the engines or comfortable for our fans."
The practice session following the race originally scheduled for Friday, April 18 will be run after the races on Friday, April 25.
The rescheduled Friday show is slated to get under way at 7:00 pm with hot laps at 6:30 pm. The pit gate opens at 4pm and the grandstands open at 5:30 pm. Tickets prices for both nights are $13 for adults, $8 for juniors 13-18, $2 for kids 5-12, and under 5 are free. Pit passes are $20 for NASCAR and ASCS Members, and $25 for non members.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com .
I-80 Speedway is located off I-80 at exit 420 between Omaha and Lincoln and is part of the Nebraska Raceway Park complex, which also includes the Little Sunset Speedway go-kart track and Soaring Edge Motocross Park. I-80 Speedway is home to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) and International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) on Sunday nights. The Speedway hosts events from April through September including weekly racing, touring late model specials and sprint car specials. For track information contact the Omaha general office during normal business hours Monday Friday, 9am-4pm at 402-342-3453 or the track phone on race days at 402-944-2233. Check out the official I-80 Speedway website at www.neracewaypark.com.