Weekend rainouts and postponements
Because of cold temperatures and forecasts for rain, Saturday’s United Championship Racing Alliance stop at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway has been cancelled. With the long-range forecasts not showing any improvement, the $3,000-to-win Topless Spooker 50 will not be rescheduled, ending Tazewell's 2018 season. The UCRA tour will wrap up its 2018 campaign on Nov. 3 at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C.
Among other other weekend weather-related cancelations and changes:
• Plagued by weekend rain that forced multiple schedule changes, Georgetown (Del.) Speedway eventually pulled the plug Sunday on its Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend. The event was scheduled to included a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win feature for Super Late Models.
• Saturday's Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Bonus Series event at Blue Ridge (Ga.) Motorsport's Park was rained out; officials plan to announce a makeup date for the $4,000-to-win event soon.
• Saturday's $5,000-to-win Nittany 50 at Clinton County Motor Speedway in Mill Hall, Pa., was scrapped by rain for the second straight week; the Super Late Model event won't be made up.
• Friday rain initially forced the Driven World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte into an all-day Saturday program, but officials determined Saturday morning that the racetrack would not be ready until the afternoon so another change was made to run qualifying on Saturday and the last-chance races and features on Sunday. Timed hot laps for the multi-division show, which includes Crate Late Models, are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. See dirtcarump.com for a complete updated schedule.
• Wet and saturated grounds at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., after hours of heavy rain forced cancellation of Saturday's VP Nationals for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series, ending the circuit's 2018 season. Weather conditions had originally prompted officials to shift the planned two-day program to a Saturday-only show with two $1,500-to-win events.