WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – For one reason or another, all three United States Modified Touring Series events slated for this weekend, May 8-10, have been canceled.
USMTS officials learned on Monday that the Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway was cancelling this Saturday’s show as the track’s ownership is changing hands but paperwork has not yet been completed plus unsafe track conditions brought on by the unseasonably wet weather.
On Tuesday, officials from the Rice Lake (Wis.) Speedway pulled the plug on Thursday’s show citing an unfavorable extended weather forecast.
With Friday’s show at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway becoming a solo event, officials from the USMTS and track collectively decided it would be in the best interest of the long-distance traveling drivers and fans to postpone the event there.
“We don’t want to compel drivers from New Mexico, Texas and other far-off states to come all the way to Wisconsin for one event,” said USMTS president Todd Staley. “We will look for possible alternative dates for this weekend’s show, but with a healthy USMTS schedule and most track schedules already in motion, it’s probably not going to happen in 2014.
“We apologize to the race fans and drivers that were planning on attending these races. I just hope the weatherman is right as this would have been a couple great shows early in the year.”