SOD Memorial Weekend Double Washed Out


Fort Wayne, IN (May 26, 2019) – In spite of the best efforts by Hartford Speedway and Butler Motor Speedway, the Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul races were both rained out.

Watching the Hartford weather Friday morning, it was already looking grim.  Then, faced with morning rains, already saturated grounds, a forecast for evening showers, and the distance teams need to travel, owner/promoter Tim Dibble announced shortly after noon that it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel the show.  Although a difficult decision, especially after being rained out for its season opener a week earlier, it was the right decision.

Weather predictions for Saturday showed Butler Motor Speedway was facing a narrow period of rain in the evening.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature apparently wasn’t watching, and around 2:30 PM a strong storm moved through dumping a large amount of rain in a short time.  Faced with a considerable amount of standing water and a prediction of more rain to come, promoters Denny Donaldson and Bob Garrett had to make a frustrating decision to cancel the show.  The race was already a make-up date for the May 11 rain out at Butler.

Sprints On Dirt thanks both Hartford and Butler for their hard work and support.  Along with SOD, they are struggling with weather woes this season.

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