(LEHIGHTON, PA.) Due to the past two days of heavy rain which in turn caused flooding and ongoing water seepage to the track surface and surrounding grounds, officials at Mahoning Valley Speedway had no choice but to cancel Saturday’s season opener.

Even with the rains easing up the water problem remains and thus it was in everyone’s best interest to push back the opener to the following Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 pm.

While no action will take place tomorrow evening, on Sunday, April 9, the track will be running an open practice from noon to 4:00 pm. Pit gates will open at 11:30. The cost to practice is $25 per car and $10 per person in the pits. Grandstands are free for Sunday’s session.

Saturday, April 15 will now be the season opening night and feature all six regular tracks classes

including Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks plus the ATQMRA will launch their 2017 season as well. Heat races begin at 6:00 pm.

The grandstands will open at 4:00 pm. Adult general admission is $14. $2.00 off admission price for students, seniors 65 + and active Military. Children 10 and under are FREE.

Pits will open at 11:00 am for anyone who would like to partake in early paid practice which will run from noon to 3:00. Regular practice begins at 4:30. Sign-ins are from 3-4:15.

For additional information log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on PA route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

-Mahoning Valley Speedway Press Release.  Photo Credit: Speed51.com

Heavy Rain Washes Out Opener at Mahoning Valley Speedway