MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mansfield Motor Speedway officials have announced that the second annual COMP Cams Sprint Car World Championship finale has been officially canceled.
The Sprint Car World Championship was met with inclement weather and thunderstorms last weekend, forcing track officials to postpone the event after Cory Eliason and Aaron Reutzel won the Friday night preliminary features.
Hopes of finding a suitable make-up date were high, but track officials discovered that there are no suitable make-up dates available to successfully run the Saturday night portion of the event, which featured a $100,000-to-win feature.
“What it really comes down to is that you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” said Mansfield Motor Speedway president and promoter Cody Sommer. “No matter which option you look at or turn to, a make-up date either affects drivers, another track or a series in a negative manner while possibly benefiting another. It just boils down to the fact that it was not meant to be this year.
“We were haunted by ugly forecasts and bad weather almost the entire weekend, and unfortunately that is something that we just cannot control.”
Refunds will be provided for the Saturday portion of the Sprint Car World Championship by submitting the official refund form, along with ticket stubs or pit passes that apply to the refund.
The deadline to submit refund forms will be Monday, July 1. Tickets purchased online in advance will automatically be refunded to those customers’ prior payment methods.