Wet Weekend Causes Headaches For Local Race Tracks

Rainy weather is never a welcome site at a race track. Photo by Justin Poole

A wave of showers and cold weather wreaked havoc with the racing scene in North Georgia and across the southeast over the weekend.

Several speedways and touring series were forced to postpone or cancel races slated for the weekend.

At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Week 4 of the 2018 Furious Five series was postponed, with Weeks 4 and 5 now set to be run on a double-feature on Saturday, May 12. For more information, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.

Georgia’s Hartwell Speedway also fell victim to the rain, moving the track’s first points paying event to Saturday, April 14. For more info, visit Hartwell-Speedway.com.

Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia saw the scheduled Saturday night race washed out as well. The track returns to action on Friday, April 13. Visit BoydsSpeedway.net for more information.

Across the South Carolina line, both Anderson Motor Speedway in Williamston and Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley were forced to postpone their weekend events. Anderson will next play host to the Southeast Super Truck Series on Saturday, April 14. For more information, visit AndersonMotorSpeedway.com. Greenville-Pickens is next slated to run on Saturday, April 21. Check GreenvillePickens.com for updates.

Other tracks that saw their events washed out included Tennessee’s Kingsport Speedway and Virginia’s South Boston Speedway. With the NASCAR Cup Series slated to run at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kingsport will take next weekend off, returning to action on April 20. Visit NewKingsportSpeedway.com for more information. South Boston is off until April 28. Check SouthBostonSpeedway.com for updates.

The rain also spelled trouble for several dirt track touring series. The ULTIMATE Super Late Models were slated to compete at County Line Raceway in Elm City, North Carolina. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 30. Meanwhile, the tour will next travel to Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday, April 14. Visit UltimateSupers.com for more information.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series also saw their weekend plans affected by the rains, as the tour’s event at Arkansas’ Batesville Motor Speedway was cancelled. The series next heads for Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Check LucasDirt.com for updates.


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