Volusia Speedway Park Must Cancel Final Points Night Saturday, Go Back to Origial Schedule with "Gotta Chance Night" this Saturday
Barberville, FL (September 29, 2009) Ninety seven cars filled the pits at Volusia Speedway Park for the final night of the 2009 points race season. Hopes were high for those leading the points, fans were ready to see some great dirt track racing and then it started. At first only a mist and then big raindrops cancelling the show for the night.
"I really, really wanted to get this race in," said General Manager Tonya Moscheel with a very disheartening look on her face. "The radar looked like we would miss the worse part but obviously weather doesn’t always go the way we would like. We had just finished preparing the track for the night when the mist followed by heavier rains came and just kept coming. Finally, I knew it was too wet and would have taken hours and hours to prepare the track so we were forced to call the evening's events."
A variety of scheduling conflicts forces Volusia Speedway to crown the track champions based on the standings as of 9-19-09.
Volusia Speedway will continue with the October schedule as was previously planned. Saturday, October 3, will be “Gotta Chance Night” at VSP. "Gotta Chance Night" is open to all Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and 4 Cylinder Challengers drivers who HAVE NOT won a feature race this year at Volusia. This is the night that fans will definitely see new faces in Victory Lane.
Presented by the Volusia County Fair DIRToberFAST will run on October 8th thru 10th at Volusia. Thursday night, October 8th, will be open practice night for all divisions. Friday, October 9th, it will be qualifying plus an Octoberfest Party and full programs for Thunder Stocks and 4 Cylinder Challengers. On Saturday, October 10th, there will be a pancake breakfast, Racer Swap Meet and lots and lots of racing. PLUS there will be FREE camping for the three day event.
The Pancake Breakfast will be from 9 am to 11 am with the Swap Meet from 11 am to 2 pm.
Late Models will run for $2500 to win with Sportsman and Modifieds going for $1500 to win. Street Stocks will run for $1000 to win. Thunder Stocks will race for $500 to win and 4-Cyl Challengers will run Twin features each for $250 to win. A HUGE weekend for everyone.
Rainchecks for September 26th rainout will be good thru October 30th.
Volusia Speedway Park is located 15 miles west of Ormond Beach, FL on State Road 40. Additional information and updated can be found at www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com or call 386-985-4402.
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