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Officials from five Texas dirt ovals and the United States Modified Touring Series have jointly announced that this week’s USMTS events are being postponed to a later date—hopefully one with more favorable weather.
With most of the region already rain-soaked, more wet weather and bitterly cold temperatures are forecasted for the May 7-11 swing. In fact, weather experts are calling for severe weather conditions and the possibility of tornadoes on Wednesday when the series was scheduled to be at the 82 Speedway in Petty.
To clarify, the following events have been canceled for this week:
Tuesday, May 7, at the Superbowl Speedway in Greenville,
Wednesday, May 8, at the 82 Speedway in Petty
Thursday, May 9, at the Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls
Friday, May 10, at the West Texas Raceway in Lubbock
Saturday, May 11, at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo
All five Summit USMTS Southern Series will be rescheduled for a later date, likely sometime in June. Keep your eyes open for some changes to the USMTS lineup of events for next month.
Next up for the USMTS will be a four-night Memorial Day Weekend trip through Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Iowa. The swing begins Thursday, May 23, at the Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wis., and then heads to the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wis. On Saturday, May 25, the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., hosts the rabid USMTS road warriors before the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, Iowa, wraps things up on Sunday, May 26.
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