Mt Lawn attempts Raintree again this weekend
After two unsuccessful attempts to run the Raintree 100 Mt
Lawn is prepared to try again this Saturday July 14th
to get the 42 version of the
famous classic in the books. Normally
rain is the culprit for postponing a race but this year it has been because of
the extreme heat. Saturday temps in
the100 forced track officials to postpone the race for a second time in as many
“Long range forecasts look favorable for getting the race in
this week,” said Rick Sweigart owner
of Mt Lawn., “Unless there are some unforeseen circumstances there should be 16
Late Models take the green flag in the Raintree which is scheduled to drop at
8:45 after preliminary dashes and heats in the Thunder Car, Hornet and Rookie
Jason Thompson of
Shirley has the honor of holding the fastest time of the year in time trials at
17.018 and seven other drivers are within .326 seconds of matching his time.
Those drivers include Wes Russell Jr. of Muncie, Eric Evans of Greenfield, L J
Lines of Lewisville, Neil and Jeff Marcum of Morristown, Brandon Mefford of
Spiceland and Scott Knepley of Greensboro.
Ninth quick time of the year belongs to Kevin Claborn of Cambridge City at 17.548. Other drivers expected in the starting field
are Bill Pierce Jr. of New Castle who is
currently running second in the season point chase, Kent Carson of Richmond who
is third in points, David McConnell of Shirley, Randy Anderson of Knightstown,
Wes Duvall of New Castle, David Clark of Muncie and Tracy Burroughs of Anderson.
prices are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, kids 6-10 $5 with 5 and under free.
Mt Lawn is located at 1494 S
CR 400 W in New Castle. For more information call the track phone at
765-521-4244 or check out the Mt Lawn website.