Racing action was delayed as Mother Nature waved the yellow flag in the form of a brief shower at USA Raceway. Additional track prep was necessary and the show began about 90 minutes later than scheduled.
Everyone pitched in to roll in the track and adjustments were made to finish before the 11pm curfew. Heat races for each division went smoothly followed by the main event for the Factory Stocks. The Unifirst Super Stock main was halted with a lap 9 yellow. Enter Mother Nature again but this time she ended the night as the rain on a seared racing surface makes it imposible to continue racing.
The Factory Stock Results are official. The promoter has reviewed his decision he made Saturday when the night was cut short by rain. At this writing, it appears the Super Stock main will be declared official based upon the lap 8 scoring. More than 50% of the race was complete when the red flag came out following the 9th lap yellow. There may also be adjustments for the cars involved on the lap 9 yellow. Tapes will be reviewed and the official finish will be forthcoming.
To show his appreciation for the inconvenience on Saturday, the promoter, Benji Lyons, has an announcement to make to the drivers who did not complete their mains and to the loyal fans who stuck it out. First of all, he will pay for a pit pass at the next Super Stock Race for each Super Stock driver who raced on Saturday.
The Hornets will race two events at their next outing and USA Raceway will also pay for the Hornet Drivers pit passes who raced on the 23rd. There will be two main events and two payouts at the August 6th event for the Hornets.
USRA Modifieds will run two Main Events on August 6th. The first main will be the posted lineup for August 23rd rainout and will pay as advertised, $ 1000 to win and $ 100 to start. The USA Promoter, Lyons, will also pay a second Jackpot modified purse of $ 1000 to win and $ 100 to start on August 6th!
The raincheck policy was followed for the fans but Lyons said: ” Our Fans are the best and have been all season! To show my appreciation I am announcing that the Inaugural USA Raceway Fan Appreciation Night will be on September 24th. All Fans will be honored as they enter the grandstands absolutely FREE! Our fans deserve the best customer service we can give them.”
General admission tickets will go on sale for only $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, Students and Military and racing will begin promptly at 6:45pm. Race fans for an additional $5 you my upgrade your ticket to the great indoors and enjoy the races from USA Raceway’s VIP Suite. First come, first serve basis to the first 80 customers.
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USA Raceway is located east of Tucson off I-10 exit 265, then 1.6 miles south on Craycroft Road, which turns into Los Reales. For more information please, contact the track at 520-574-8515 or additional information regarding USA Raceway can be found at www.usaraceway.net