Mother Nature Claims Another Race At South Boston
South Boston, VA – Mother nature has shown her power yet again this summer. Granted the forecast never looked very good in the first place, she has claimed another race for us this season. This time it just happened to be race number one of the VA Triple Crown. The only time cars hit the track today was the hour long open test session earlier this afternoon.
Rain worked its way over the speedway around 3:00 PM just as the drivers meeting was wrapping up and we were getting ready to get ready for controlled practice. A quick shower and a very proactive clean up crew got the track dried in just a little over an hours time. Track and NASCAR officials went to “Plan B” so to speak, offering up a 30 minute practice session, followed by euro style qualifying, then about a 10-15 fan appreciation meet-and-greet on the front stretch with the hopes of a green flag at approx. 7:15 PM.
Mother Nature won yet again! Just as drivers and teams were pulling off the car covers the bottom dropped out the sky and this time in a big way! A little over an hour and a half rain shower put the final touches on the speedway. “With the amount of rain we received and how late the start of the race would be we had to call it,” were the word from officials. This race has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th – just about a month after what would have been the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Hampton Heat 200. To all the fans that have purchased tickets make sure you store them in a safe place as they will be honored on that date.