The ULTIMATE Super Late Series’ $5,000-to-win feature event at 311 Motor Speedway Sunday has been postponed to Saturday, June 20. The series and 19 Super Late Model teams arrived at the Pine Hall, North Carolina facility to resume the 2020 season, but were unfortunately met with heavy rains which dashed the event.
The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 23, but was pushed back to Sunday after torrential rains throughout North Carolina led to flooding at the facility. While the floodwaters receded and owner Mike Fulp and his staff were able to prepare the track in time for Sunday’s race, another line of storms during qualifying brought an end to proceedings.
The ULTIMATE Super Late Models had completed their time trial session before the rain arrived. Defending series champion Zack Mitchell had set quick time, ahead of Kyle Hardy and Benji Hicks.
The next event currently on the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series schedule is June 13 at another North Carolina track, Friendship Motor Speedway. The rescheduled 311 event will be precisely one week after the Friendship race.
The ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series completed one event before the COVID-19 pandemic brought racing throughout the country to a standstill. Donald McIntosh won that event at North Georgia Speedway on March 13.
Stay tuned to Speed51, the Official Video Home of the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series, for further updates regarding ULTIMATE in 2020.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 / Evan Canfield