Tropical Depression Bill has brought just that to the Our Town Your Town event set for Saturday at the “High-Banks” of the Lebanon I-44 Speedway as the most recent information released by the National Weather Service and local Forecasters has forced the event to be cancelled and reset for Saturday night August 8th.
“It looked at first that it would hit hard and move through, but the most recent information has Bill deciding to stay put throughout Friday and early Saturday morning and the front just circling around while dumping a lot of moisture on the ground. This has forced us to reschedule Saturday’s event to August 8th” said I-44 Speedway General Manager Kevin Greven.” With the amount of time it would take us to get the track dry, along with the amount of water in the infield area The Monster Energy Motocross Stunt team would have a major problem performing. I was fortunate last night to get advanced information from the Office of Emergency Management and their contacts with the National Weather service, NASA and the US Army Weather Service and they made it pretty clear that it would be about impossible to pull anything off this weekend with safety of performers and competitors being the main concern. ”
This is a big event for the Lebanon Area Chamber Of Commerce and the town of Lebanon. A lot of hard work and planning goes into this and Depression Bill has truly brought Depression to a lot of people. The good news is that there were possibilities to reschedule so we can still hold the event on August 8th.
The event will still have the same agenda on August 8th with the $20 per car load, The Monster Energy Motocross Stunt Team, a Full NASCAR Whelen Short-track Racing Program and a fireworks show to cap off the night along with the vendors and things that were set-up on the Midway area.
I-44 Speedway weather permitting will be back in action on Saturday June 27th with a full NASCAR Whelen All American Series show.
-I-44 Speedway Press Release