The Michigan Cup for many years has a procedure that allows a race director to reschedule a race on any open date on the Michigan Cup calendar available for rescheduling. The first organizer to contact me about a certain date has that date. This year's open dates are Dec 31, Jan 1, Jan 22, Jan 30, and Feb 18.
Chris Dandeneau, Race Director for the WinterSonnenwende, checked with his management and confirmed that they wished to select Feb 18 as mentioned in the press release.
This date fits nicely with the Michigan Cup schedule for the following reasons:
The only negative is that it won't count as a Junior Race as it conflicts with the Michigan High School Championships.