47th March Meet Officially Cancelled
Bakersfield, CA -- Wet track conditions caused by "weepers" (pockets of water seeping through tiny cracks in the asphalt) forced Goodguys/VRA officials to cancel all racing at the 47th March Meet. Water from weeks of rain continued to seep through the racing surface today even though the weather conditions were perfect for racing.
The day's racing started off with some sportsman racing and continued with round one of top fuel eliminations and all appeared to be fine with Visalia's Brad Thompson running Low ET of the meet at 5.87. After a couple more hours of competition water started seeping up through the racing surface in several areas causing the cancellation of the event.
Goodguys officials deemed the race cancelled at 1:30pm. There will be no rerun.
The 47th March Meet got off to an inauspicious start when it was postponed a week due to rain. The rerun this weekend was not much better with most of the first two days washed out due to passing rain showers.
"It's as frustrating as it gets," said Goodguys President Gary Meadors. "The racers and the officials both agreed that the conditions were not suitable for further competition."
The next Goodguys West Coast Championship Series event, the 9th Pomona Nitro Nationals, is scheduled for May 5-7 at Pomona Raceway.