SPEEDBOWL POSTPONES BLASTOFF WEEKEND
DUE TO WEATHER
to April 12th-13th; Friday’s open practice still on
Speedbowl management has postponed its Blastoff
Weekend scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday due
to the impending inclement weather forecast. The new
event date will be Saturday, April 12th and Sunday,
April 13th. Blastoff Weekend was supposed to open
the track’s 64th consecutive season of racing with
the Valenti Modified Racing Series, Northeastern
Midget Association and the track’s NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series racing divisions along with many
more. The Speedbowl will still hold an open practice
session on Friday, March 28th as originally
scheduled, weather permitting.
“We regret having to move Blastoff Weekend” stated
track owner and promoter Terry Eames. “We were
prepared to open the race season this weekend,
however it appears Mother Nature just does not want
to cooperate”. Soaking rains are forecast on and off
throughout the weekend. “We still plan to have a
really great event for race fans, just a couple
weeks later”. The entire Saturday and Sunday
Blastoff Weekend schedule card will move to the new
dates with no additional changes.
The Speedbowl will welcome racers on Friday to an
open practice session with pit gates opening at
10:00am. Practice is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm.
“We’re hoping to get some cars on the track tomorrow
along with conducting inspections and giving
competitors a chance to complete pre-season
registration paperwork” offered Eames. “The more
laps competitors can log early in the year, the
better it is for everyone”.
Pit area admission is $30.00 for Friday’s practice
session. Grandstands will be closed.
The Speedbowl season will officially begin next
Saturday, April 5th when the track hosts its opening
Saturday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
event. A six division program anchored by the SK
Modifieds® gets underway with qualifying at 5:30pm.
Main events will follow at approximately 7:00pm.
More information on the upcoming Speedbowl schedule
and Blastoff Weekend can be found online at
Source: Brian Darling / Waterford Speedbowl