WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – While the forecast leading up to Thursday was clear, Thursday morning greeted fans and teams with a 50 percent and greater chance of rain at Riverside Int’l Speedway.
Watching the forecast update throughout the day, and seeing the front and pop-up showers start to build, track officials have made the call to postpone the ASCS Sprint Week event to Sunday, July 25.
“We understand the position the track is in because it has already rained quite a bit this week. Anyone who has ever been here understands that it’s soft anyway, and it doesn’t take much rain to cause a big mess and the last thing they want to do is get everyone stuck and not be able to get the rigs out,” stated ASCS National Director Matt Ward.
“Thankfully it’s worked out where we can turn around and still get the show in on Sunday, so teams and fans are still getting a full weekend to start Sprint Week.”
The start time for the race on Sunday, July 25 has been moved up to 7:30 p.m. (CDT). The event is co-sanctioned by the ASCS Mid-South Region.