With the weather forecast calling for a 100 percent chance of rain, management of Virginia Motor Speedway, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, and FASTRAK Racing have made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday's $20,000-to-win Ernie Shelton's USA 100, the Middlesex County track announced Friday afternoon.
"The decision to cancel a race is the hardest thing we have to do as a promoter. But Mother Nature has forced a decision as we have too many drivers and fans coming from long distances. We don't want to cause them any unnecessary costs for fuel and hotel rooms", commented Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer.
Sawyer added, "with over an inch of rain forecast and thunderstorms, it is the right decision for us to make with the information we have at our disposal."
Forecast data from multiple weather companies lead to the conclusion, 90-100 percent chance of rain and over an inch of rainfall, according to the VMS press release.
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