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Middlesex track cancels Saturday’s races

After extensive discussion and study of weather forecasts for the area, officials of Virginia Motor Speedway have reluctantly decided to cancel Saturday’s $20,000 to win Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth, according to a release from the Middlesex County track.

The National Weather Service is forecasting temps well below freezing for Saturday along with 20 MPH winds. There is also a high percentage of precipitation forecasted which would make preparing the track for the event difficult if not impossible. Without a suitable make-up date, the event will be postponed until 2017. However the Aaron’s title sponsorship and the $20,000-to-win purse will be transferred to the USA 100 which is scheduled on Saturday, June 4.

“This is obviously not what we wanted to happen with this event. We have poured a lot of time, effort and resources into making the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth a success. But the weather forecast is just ominous,” said VMS Director of...

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