Caraway Speedway News
Mother Nature Postpones 47th Season Opener At Caraway Speedway; Pending Forecast Forces Promoter To Make Economical Decision
Mar 24, 2012 - updated Mar 24th, 2012 10:00am
Web posted by Renee Hackett
Sophia, NC. --
For Immediate Release
Sophia, NC -- This weekend was to be the 47th Season Opener At Caraway Speedway. Rain moved in last night and is expected to remain until mid-morning on Sunday. Promoter Darren Hackett had a tough decision to make. “After reviewing the pending forecast for today and tomorrow, Renee and I decided to postpone the event until next Saturday. With gas at nearly $4 a gallon and diesel at nearly $5 a gallon we decided not to impose greater cost upon our fans, drivers and employees. We felt that asking our competitors to come and sit in the rain all day on Saturday and return again on Sunday to wait out the rain was just not an economical option for anyone. The Southern Modified Tour competitors haven’t had any practice and asking them to race with no practice is just not an option. The tour isn’t allowed to test seven days prior to an event and most weren’t prepared until this weekend. We are excited about our upcoming season and hope our fans and driver’s will respect our decision and support us next Saturday Night.” Stated Hackett.
The Spring Classic Season Opener will be moved to Saturday March 31st. There is a full field (26) of Southern Modified Tour cars are already on slate for the 150 Lap Event. The Late Model Stocks will compete for Twin 50 Lap events. Also on slate will be the Lowder Construction Sportsman, Bib’s Downtown Mini Stocks, Legends, Street Stocks, Mini Trucks, Auto & Metal Recycler U-Cars & Hornets.
There will be a practice session on Thursday from 5pm until dark in preparation for the season opener. The grandstands will open at 5pm with an on track autograph session at 6pm and the 47th Season Opener will get underway at 7pm.
For more information contact the office at 336-629-5803 or via text message line 336-302-5803. Find us on the web, facebook and twitter @carawayspeedway.com