USAC and Bubba Raceway Park officials have made the decision to move this week’s Season Opening USAC National Sprints racing schedule back one day. Practice will now be on Thursday night from 6pm until 9pm with Racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night!!! For the Friday and Saturday shows the gates will open at 4pm and hot laps will start at 7pm with qualifying beginning immediately after hot laps. Sundays show will start an hour earlier with the gates opening at 3pm and hot laps starting at 6pm with qualifying beginning immediately after hot laps!!!! The bar will be open at noon on Sunday with drink specials and we will be broadcasting the Daytona 500 live, which starts at 1pm, on our 8 TV’s!!! So come to the track early and watch the race before the RACE!!!!!!
With the heavy rainfall already received today, and more expected overnight and into tomorrow morning, it would likely be impossible to prepare the track properly in time for practice Wednesday night. As this is USAC’s season opening race date, having a full practice session to tune and test new equipment is critical to the racing teams.
The need to have a quality practice session coupled with Thursday’s projected cooler temperatures (High of 48 degrees and low of 26 degrees) were both taken into consideration in making this decision. These cooler temperatures will be no issue for practice but could make for difficult conditions for our fans. Fridays and Saturdays temperature forecasts are very nice with Sundays forecast being perfect with Sunny skies and a high of 80 degrees J which will provide much nicer viewing conditions for fans.
Advance tickets purchased for the Thursday race will be useable for any USAC race at BRP for these three dates and Cushion PPV will also be valid for the make-up date.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and we will see you at the races!!!!!!