MOTHER NATURE NOT A FAN OF JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY – JUNE 28TH EVENT CANCELLED
Byram, MS – Mother Nature continues to rack up the wins at Jackson Motor Speedway. Due to continuous rains over 7 of the last 8 days with some downpours topping 2”, Jackson Motor Speedway officials have been forced to cancel this Saturday night’s Cajun Sprint Association event.”
“This is gut wrenching,” commented Brian Jones with Jackson Motor Speedway. “I tell ya, this woman has been heck on us this year (referring to Mother Nature). We have been rained on, flooded, rained on some more and then even more. It’s frustrating because so many people have put a lot of effort into this sprint car event, from our event sponsor Outback Steakhouse to several more of our marketing partners like USA Pawn, Krystal’s of Byram and others. Something completely out of our control prevents us from putting on a great show this Saturday night,” continued Jones.
Track officials spent much of Thursday evening at the track evaluating the track, spectator parking and pit parking conditions. “I just can’t believe how wet it is out here,” commented track owner Don Cliburn. As of 5:30 Thursday evening spectator parking was 85% covered in standing water, pit parking was at least 75% saturated and a bull dozer would be needed to get on the track and finish up preparation. It is very disappointing to have to pull the plug but I wanted to make a decision before Saturday at lunch out of respect to our competitors who will be traveling here to compete. With the cost of fuel today the last thing I want to see a racer do is waste fuel money,” continued Cliburn. Cliburn and his crew evaluated the already wet conditions coupled with the 70% chance of rain Friday and 60% on Saturday and agreed that the best thing to do was to cancel the event.
The next scheduled event at Jackson Motor Speedway will be the I-20 Mid-Summer Championships on Friday night July 4th. A great night of events are scheduled featuring the 20 lap I-20 Nesmith Crate Challenge event paying $1000 to win presented by We Buy Junk Cars. Also on the card will be a $1000 to win Nesmith Street Stock event sponsored by Roofing with Strength and a $1000 to win Gulf States Modified Series event.
The current 7 day forecast leading up to the July 4th event is questionable and is going to be closely monitored by Jackson Motor Speedway officials. “We need several days of sunshine, so hopefully this rain will move on through Friday night and Saturday and we can get some sunshine to dry out the JMS grounds,” commented Jones.
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