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TRI-CITY USAC SPRINT/MIDGET DOUBLEHEADER CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN

Due to forecasted rains throughout the evening tonight and early afternoon Friday, the May 19 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and Midget doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois has been cancelled.

Night two of the “River Town Showdown” featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars this Saturday night, May 20, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri is still on as scheduled.

Pit gates for Saturday night open at 3pm. Gates open at 4pm and cars are on track at 6pm.

USAC’s debut at I-55 will be streamed LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/. Watch flag-to-flag coverage of the event one day later on-demand at http://www.Loudpedal.TV/.
Advance tickets purchased for the “River Town Showdown” at Tri-City will be refunded.

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29 comments

  1. :( I would never cancel this early, weather can always change, might not even get any.

  2. Not on a double header when they still plan to run I55 guys still have to drive

  3. Saves the traveling teams, many with drivers flying in, a tremendous amount of money. In the big picture it was the right call.

  4. Forecast is 100% chance. You have to consider butts in the grandstand too and 100% forecast changes plans for most. I canceled my plans to go.

  5. cancel Pevely to Saturdays forecast is no different

  6. Why not just cancel the entire friggin season, because it might rain two weeks from now. JESUS CHRIST!!!! MAKE AN EFFORT TO GET A RACE IN!!!!! IT RAINED 5″ IN PUTNUMVILLE LAST YEAR FOR SPRINT WEEK, AND THEY STILL GOT THE SHOW IN. GROW SOME BALLS, TAKE A CHANCE.

  7. A 100% chance of rain doesn’t mean it’s going to rain at the track. It just means that the forecast area has a 100% chance of seeing rain. It may rain down south, it may rain west, it may rain east, but if it’s in the forecast area, then it counts.

  8. This is why this sport will die. If someone takes a piss a mile within a track they cancel.

  9. Now, I’m not saying it’s not going to rain and yes it does save the teams and fans from driving , but honestly I shake my head because this isn’t the first time they’ve cancelled an Open Wheel event due to a “Chance” of rain, I’m actually shocked that they waited this long, usually they do it on Monday…I guess we’ll have to travel to Indiana to see them run, but damn USAC sprints at Tri City would be damn fun to watch.

  10. Tri City has done this a few times to USAC

  11. We cant catch a break on big races this year!

  12. Fayette County Speedway has Power I midgets on Saturday night. Before that Slideways Raceway will be racing dirt oval rc cars at 1p. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Free Admission to watch the rc cars

  13. I thought of going but not worth the drive and the risk of rain.

  14. This morning….. more this afternoon…. its a dirt track…..

  15. Quarter midgets are still running starting today.. 3 day event. Go out and support these kids.