Lorain County Speedway and ISMA officials struggle with finding a make-up date but none work
South Amherst, OH (July 15, 2015) – ISMA officials have offered up four potential make-up dates for the Saturday portion of the Dave & Buster’s ISMA Summercade that was washed out on June 27, 2015. All four dates have significant enough drawbacks that will unfortunately prevent the event from being rescheduled this year. The potential make-up dates are in direct conflict with either the Lorain County Fair, a scheduled MSA event at a neighboring track, the year end Cavalcade at a neighboring track or a date that was too soon to be able to promote and advertise it properly.
With a Lorain County Speedway MSA Supermodified Race already scheduled just 2½ weeks away on August 1st, and a handful of other special events following that, it’s difficult to find a date that works for the fans.
“Our focus this year was to make the fan experience really great for this event,” said Kevin Bonnema, owner of Lorain County Speedway. “We wanted to make sure it’s an event that fans mark on their calendars as a must see race every year, and we believe we can deliver that, we just need a little help from Mother Nature next year.”
“All of us here at ISMA are disappointed that we will not be able to return this year, said Howie Lane, ISMA President, “but we certainly understand how difficult it is to make up one day of a two day show. I speak for everyone here at ISMA when I say we really enjoyed ourselves at Lorain County Speedway, and we look forward to strengthening this partnership by returning every year for years to come.”
Lorain County Speedway event tickets are typically never eligible for refunds or exchanges. However, since this special event was completely cancelled, and a make-up date could not be scheduled, ticket purchasers with Saturday tickets will have 3 options. Please go to www.loraincountyspeedway.com for further information on these options.
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