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Flooding Rains Wash Out Ocala Races

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ZUBER, FL- As most residents of north central Florida know, the entire area has been inundated with heavy rains for three days plus, resulting in flooding in some areas.  Ocala Speedway has also endured the precipitation, and the clay is beyond saturation point after another round of torrential rain earlier on Thursday. 

Due to the extremely wet conditions, and due to the forecasts calling for more rain and virtually no sunshine, Ocala Speedway owner Michael Peters has decided to rain out races scheduled for Friday, May 22nd.  The clay is soaked and the infield is left with standing water in most areas.  Even if the sun were to shine all day on Friday, it would not leave enough time to dry things out sufficiently to hold exciting or competitive races.  No decision has been made as to if and when the rained out divisions will make up the races.

Racing will return to Ocala Speedway on May 29th as the Open Wheel Modifieds return for what should be another exciting night of racing.  Joining the Modifieds will be the Hobby Stocks, Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and the Gladiators. 

And Ocala Speedway continues to prepare for the most prestigious dirt late model race in Florida, the 14th Annual Powell Memorial 75.  As was the case in 2008, the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series will run the Powell Memorial as a points race and bring the best super late model competitors in the southeast to Ocala Speedway.  The Powell Memorial will bring racers and fans from across the country to Ocala Speedway on Friday, June 5th.

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