Paducah Races Postponed Due to Rain

RAINS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF PIR HAT RACE A steady rain forced the postponement of the Hav-A-Tampa sanctioned event at Paducah International Raceway Saturday evening. An early afternoon rain forced PIR officials to delay the start...

RAINS FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF PIR HAT RACE

A steady rain forced the postponement of the Hav-A-Tampa sanctioned event at Paducah International Raceway Saturday evening. An early afternoon rain forced PIR officials to delay the start of hot laps. During the second hot lap session for the HAT late models, however, the skies opened up again and never quit, forcing the race to be postponed until Thursday, July 29. A stellar field of 45 late models signed in at the 3/8 mile, high-banked oval Saturday. Among the drivers in attendance were: "Dream" winner Rick Eckert and runner-up Robbie Starnes, "Show-Me 100" winner Terry Phillips, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Skip Arp, Dale McDowell, Rick Aukland, Shannon Babb, Bob Pierce, Freddy Smith, Ray Cook, Bill Frye, Wendell Wallace, Terry English, Kerry Hansen, Steve Francis, Randy Sellars, Vic Hill, Earl Pearson, Jr., Roger Best, and several more of the finest late model pilots in the USA. The July 29 date will be the first of 3 nights for the HAT series in Western Kentucky. The PIR race will be followed by a July 30 & 31 event at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway. All tickets and pit passes sold at the track for the original date will be honored on the 29th.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Bloomquist , Bill Frye , Freddy Smith , Rick Eckert , Steve Francis