A deluge of rain has forced NHRA officials to drop some of its sportsman divisions from the next scheduled event on the Mello Yello Series tour at Norwalk, Ohio, June 21-23.
Flooded pits have made conditions unconducive to contest Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster and Top Dragster. NHRA officials will be rescheduling some portions of the event in order to accommodate competitors adequately.
Factory Stock Showdown, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Top Alcohol Funny Car will remain on the schedule.
“While we expect pleasant weather during the actual event,” said track owner Bill Bader. “Water levels in the grassy areas will not decrease enough to provide adequate pit parking for all competitors. Mother Nature has forced our hand, and it makes me sick. Sportsman racing is the foundation on which we’ve built our racetrack; you’re our valued customers and friends! It’s important that we accommodate you properly and we hope you will return when we can provide you with the wonderful experience you deserve, on solid ground.”
Ticketholders for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals may use their tickets to attend both portions of the event.
CompetitionPlus.com will report any details as they become available.
— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) January 4, 2019