Constant rain and a forecast that called for an increasing chance of further rain ended the night early for a pair of Northeast Ohio dirt tracks.
Rt. 250 Speedway near Cadiz was scheduled to host its season opener tonight, which was originally scheduled for April 18th. Now the track will wait until May 2nd to fire up engines and race.
Attica Raceway Park waited a bit longer to call racing, but the result was the same. Attica opened on April 11th, and was set to host weekly racing action with FAST 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, and UMP Late Models. The track will try again on May 2nd, with racing scheduled to include the first race of the Attica/Wayne County Late Model Challenge.
WEEKEND RACE SCHEDULE:
NEO RACING NEWS LIVE COVERAGE
SAT – Midvale Speedway – Opening Night, Spectator Drags
Attica Raceway Park – Open Pits for Fans, Weekly Racing
250 Speedway “Ohio’s Place To Sling Dirt” – Opening Night.
Lake County Speedway – Opening Night, Carload Night.
Lorain County Speedway – Weekly Racing, $5 Adult Admission
Wayne County Speedway – Opening Night, Fan Appreciation Night.
Deerfield Raceway – Weekly Racing
Sharon Speedway – Weekly Racing, Scout & Youth Sports Night.
Fremont Speedway – Weekly Racing
– Midvale, Lake County, 250 Speedway, Wayne County all open this weekend.
– Discounts on admission at Lake County and Lorain County.
– Free admission for Boy & Girl Scouts and Youth Sports Athletes dressed in uniform at Sharon Speedway.
– NEO Racing News stickers will be available at Midvale if you find Editor-in-Chief Patrick Hahe in the pits.
As always, you can check out our calendar for dates and basic track event information throughout the year.
After snow, rain, and cold conditions washed out last week’s action, cars will take to the track today at Attica and Hilltop.
Attica Raceway Park had cancelled their Friday night visit from the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, but their scheduled race tonight will be one of two dirt tracks opening up the 2013 calendar. The Sprints will be joined by the track’s UMP DIRTcar Late Models and 305 Sprints for a full night of racing. Main gates at the track open at 4 PM, with racing starting at 7 PM. Adults are $22 through the door, with discounts for seniors and children.
Hilltop Speedway is the other track opening tonight with their weekly divisions of racing. The Millersburg, OH track will feature Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks, and Mini Wedges. Stands open at 4 PM, with hotlaps at 5 PM and racing at 6:30 PM. General admission costs $10, and kids 12 and under are free.
Mother Nature is delaying Attica Raceway Park‘s silver season by a week, as the track cancelled Friday’s (March 22nd) opener due to poor conditions.
“The grounds, especially the parking areas, are just too wet and soft,” stated Director of Operations Rex LeJeune in a track release. He continued, saying, “With rain and ice and snow the first couple of days of the week and very little drying opportunity and coupled with the forecast which calls for highs only in the mid 30s and lows in the 20s….that’s not a good combination for the fans and race teams.”
The delay means that Attica’s 25th season will instead kick off with a full weekend of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints. A full slate of racing will run on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Series on the schedule include the All Star Sprints, UMP DIRTcar Late Models, and 305 Sprints. Gates open at 5 PM and 4 PM, respectively. Adult tickets for Friday are $18 and $22 on Saturday. Kids under ten are free. For full pricing and race times, visit Attica Raceway Park’s website.