RPM Speedway falls to weather; O’Reilly Auto Parts Night set for May 24
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May 16, 2013  |  by Darin Short

CRANDALL, Texas -- As with many parts of North Texas, the RPM Speedway was hit with a huge series of storms that dropped nearly three inches of rain yesterday and overnight. The result is, the races for this Friday, May 17, have been cancelled.

Mother Nature apparently has seconded that decision, as at the time of cancellation on Thursday, sprinkles began to fall once again (even though the forecast for today was 82 degrees and partly cloudy).

The good news is that after inspection of the facility there is no visual storm damage, but it has left several areas of the facility standing in water; making it impossible to get the racing surface in order by tomorrow’s event.

Next up on the schedule is a loaded race night on Friday, May 24, Memorial Day weekend with O’Reilly Auto Parts Night featuring the USRA Modifieds plus RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks.

And Memorial Day weekend is known for grilling, so to make sure race fans will see their favorite ‘hot dogs’ each  division will be competing for added purse money without added entry fees to drivers.

The USRA Modifieds are racing for $1,000 to win

It will be the first time drivers will get a chance to race on the new ‘phase 2’ track reconfiguration project, which was completed Wednesday. The track is roughly 7 feet wider in the corners, with more banking added. This is in addition to the reconfiguration which was completed prior to the 2013 race season.

On Friday, May 24, pit gates open at 5:30 and gradnstand gates open at 6:00. Mandatory wheel-packing starts at 7:00 and hot laps begin at 7:30 with the first green flag at 8:00 sharp.

Regular grandstand prices are $12 for adults and pit passes are $30 for all ages with no driver entry fees in any division.

If you were a non-qualifier for any of the race divisions (except Sprint Cars) on May 10, you will have one free pit pass waiting for you at the pit gate on May 24.

Please click www.RPMSpeedwayTX.com for the latest updates, complete purse breakdown, rules and much more.

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