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Thursday June 27th, 2019 4:28AM

Rainy weekend sees several tracks cancel racing plans

By Brandon Reed Reporter
  Contact Editor

After a couple of rain free weeks, Mother Nature returned with a vengeance this past weekend, washing out several scheduled racing events across the region.

Georgia’s historic Toccoa Raceway was set to host the Grifco 602 Thunder Series on Saturday night, but the rainy forecast led track and series officials to postpone the event to Saturday, June 15. Check ToccoaRaceway.com for updates.

Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags was washed out by the heavy rains that rolled through the Hampton, Georgia area late Friday afternoon. The jet truck slated for exhibition runs has been rescheduled to July 26, while the next Friday Night Drags is scheduled for Friday, June 14. Visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com for more information.

Georgia’s Hartwell Speedway was scheduled for a regular weekly show on Saturday, but the torrential rain and thunderstorms that roared through the area washed out the night’s action. The raceway is slated to play host to the Sharp Mini-Late Models, along with regular divisions on Saturday, June 15. Visit Hartwell-Speedway.com for more information.

The rainy weather and forecast led officials at Georgia’s Winder-Barrow Speedway to call their event off early on Saturday. Racing is next scheduled for Saturday, June 15. For more information, check WinderBarrowSpeedway.net.

Georgia’s Senoia Raceway was scheduled to hold its 50th birthday celebration on Saturday, but the wet weather put the kibosh on the party. The speedway is scheduled to host the “Summer Sizzler” on Saturday, June 15. Visit SenoiaRaceway.com for further updates.

Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia saw Saturday’s Summit ET Drag Racing event washed out by the rain. Action returns to the drag strip on Saturday, June 15. Check AtlantaDragway.com for more information.

The Southern All Series was slated to make a pair of stops in the Peach State over the weekend, starting on Friday at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, Georgia before moving on to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on Saturday, June 8. But the wet weather forecast led officials to cancel the events. Up next for the series is a trip to Georgia’s Senoia for the Michael Head Jr. Memorial on Saturday, June 22. For additional info, visit SASDirt.com.

Friday night’s scheduled action at Anderson Motor Speedway was another casualty of the wet weather. Racing returns to the Williamson, South Carolina raceway on Friday, June 14. Check AndersonMotorSpeedway.com for updates.

Tennessee’s Kingsport Speedway called off their scheduled Friday night events due to the rain. The raceway is slated to be back in action on Friday, June 14. Visit https://www.kingsportspeedway.com for more info.

Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida was slated to host the next round in the track’s Pro Late Model Series on Friday night, but persistent showers led to the event being postponed to Friday, June 14. For more information, visit 5FlagsSpeedway.com.

Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, South Carolina was slated to host the Shane Gentry Tribute Night on Saturday, but the forecast led track officials to postpone that event to Saturday, June 15 to coincide with their Father’s Day event. For more information, visit GreenvillePickens.com.

North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway saw their scheduled events for Saturday night washed out. After a scheduled weekend off, Hickory will return to action on Saturday, June 22. Visit HickoryMotorSpeedway.com for additional details.

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