JAMAICA, Va. – Management of Virginia Motor Speedway, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing have made the decision to cancel the King of the Commonwealth event scheduled for Saturday.
“With over 3 inches of rain and the forecast for damaging high winds and possible tornado’s this evening and into the early morning hours we have unfortunately made the decision to cancel tomorrows event,” said Virginia Motor owner Bill Sawyer.
“With the severe weather threat we just can’t predict what is going to happen, so we had to make this decision with the safety of our fans and competitors in mind,” Sawyer added.
The local forecast is calling for winds gusting to 75 mph, tornado warnings and three inches of rain. With an already saturated grounds it really makes it a task daunting to get the parking areas and track ready for such a big event.
“Unfortunately, Mother Nature is once again forcing us to make a decision. With the treat of severe weather up and down the East Coast we feel that this is the best decision for the teams, fans and officials, al lot of which are traveling considerable distances to attend the King of the Commonwealth. Above all else, we must keep everyone’s safety in mind,” said FASTRAK International Companies Vice-President D.J. Irvine.