MALTA, N.Y. — Torrential rains brought a premature end to “Brett Hearn’s Big Show 6” at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Tuesday night.
Sprinkles hit the Super DIRTcar Series big-block modified field on their parade lap and it got worse from there. Polesitter Justin Haers led through lap five, when Elmo Reckner coasted to a stop to put the field under yellow.
Rain immediately intensified and after shutting off the lap counter at 11, officials had the cars run a few more laps, then head to the pit area to wait for the storm to end. Instead, the storm got worse and the proverbial plug was then pulled.
In the companion Twin 20s sportsman program, fast-timer Joey Scarborough led the opener flag to flag, besting invader Brian Kummel and Derrick McGrew. The nightcap saw Jeremy Pitts lead outsider Chris Donnelly and Scott Duell to the checkers.
Modified heat wins went to Haers, Stewart Friesen, Eric Rudolph and fast-timer Peter Britten, hot off a Friday night win at the three-eighths-mile oval.
Hearn announced that the race would be completed on Wednesday, July 30, though details have to be worked out, as the program was beyond halfway and rain checks will not be honored.