ERIE, Pa. – The scheduled debut of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series at Lake Erie Speedway will have to wait.
A forecast of persistent rain and thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday has forced the postponement of a double-bill program at the three-eighths-mile oval, featuring the Must See Racing sprint cars and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour.
Track and series officials are looking into the possibility of rescheduling the program for later in the year.
“This early decision, while difficult and disappointing, is our genuine best effort to do the right thing for everyone involved,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Whenever possible, we try to avoid unnecessary and avoidable lost time and travel expenses for both our race teams and valued fans. Based on a consistent updated forecast that predicts rain for the day on Saturday, the track, ROC and MSR have determined that it is the best decision to postpone the event, rather than ignore the risk and forecast of probable bad weather.”
The Erie postponement marks the second-straight weather related postponement for Must See Racing this season, following a washout of the scheduled Engine Pro Fast Car Dash at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway on June 1.
That Berlin event has been re-booked for Saturday night, Sept. 7.
Four-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune is the current Must See Racing point leader following his victory in the season-opener at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on May 4.
McCune leads his nephew Anthony by six tallies in the current standings, with Charlie Schultz, Tom Jewell and rookie Joe Liguori completing the top five in points.
The next scheduled Must See Racing Sprint Car Series event will be held at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center in Birch Run, Mich., on Friday night, July 5.