LaSalle Speedway’s Thaw Brawl Event Moves to Saturday and Sunday

The 8th Annual Thaw Brawl Presented by Hoker Trucking from LaSalle Speedway schedule of events has been changed in light of the weekend weather forecast.  LaSalle Speedway and American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) and the American Ethanol Modified Tour Presented by Allstar Performance (AEmods) officials are continuing preparation for this weekend’s highly anticipated event.

As part of the changes, the weekend events are being pushed back one day, with start times and gate times changing as well.  Officials are now planning on holding an Open Practice session on Friday night.  With that, the first race night of the weekend will be Saturday, March 30th.  Gates and the draw will open at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.  From there, Hot Laps and Qualifying will begin at 1:00 p.m., with the first American Ethanol Green Flag of the afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  The American Ethanol Late Model Tour will still race for 50-laps and $5,000 to win as part of the now Saturday night program, alongside the AEmods and IMCA Modifieds and Sport Mods.

Sunday (the originally scheduled rain date) will also be an afternoon event.  With Pit Gates and the draw opening at 11:00 a.m.. Hot Laps and Qualifying at 1:00 p.m., and the first race of the day at 3:00 p.m.  The now Sunday afternoon show will still showcase a $15,000 payday in the AELMT, with AEmods, IMCA Modifieds and Sport Mods on the agenda as well.

The official schedule change comes as a result of improving forecasts, reducing the significance of rain – however, the continued chance for cold temperatures prompted the earlier start times.  

For more information on the Thaw Brawl, including advanced ticket sales, log onto lasallespeedway.com

For more on the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, log on to aelmt.com.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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