Late rains on Friday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL) postponed the evening’s Modifieds of Mayhem feature and persisted into Saturday morning. After evaluation by track officials, the speedway has composed a tentative Saturday schedule, contingent upon Saturday’s weather.
“We always want to apologize to our fans for the adverse weather when it presents itself at Pensacola, which isn’t very often, by the way, but we’re facing it this weekend,” said Tim Bryant, general manager of Five Flags Speedway. “We did have a lot of rain here overnight, a tremendous amount of rain, the infield was flooded, but we’re pumping water and have track drying efforts underway.”
The next objective will be completing Friday’s racing program, by contesting the Modifieds of Mayhem feature race.
That race will begin when the track is dry (tentatively at noon) and has been shortened to 50 laps from its original 75-lap distance in order to accommodate Saturday’s schedule.
Practice for both Late Model divisions has also been scratched as part of the new Saturday schedule, as track officials are doing everything in their power to complete tonight’s racing. Qualifying for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will follow the Modifieds of Mayhem feature.
Following qualifying for the Pro Late Models, there will be the Last Chance Qualifiers for the Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby.
Pro Truck teams are currently staged at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, and will be moved into the infield following Snowflake 100 qualifying. Their first practice, the only practice session of the day, will take place following the Snowball Derby Last Chance Qualifier. That practice session will also serve as group qualifying for the Pro Trucks.
The Snowflake 100 will take place after the Pro Truck practice, with the Pro Truck 50-lap feature to follow.
“We’re going to give every effort we can to get today’s program,” said Bryant. “We feel like we owe that to the fans and the teams that come down here.”
Fans can see all the action with Speed51.com’s pay-per-view broadcast. Those who purchased a live video ticket for Friday night only will still be able to watch the Modified race when it is held. The remainder of Saturday’s program will be available only to those who purchased a five-day video pass or a video ticket for Saturday.
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-Story by Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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