ARA postpones Newport Speeday due to weather

NEWPORT, TN - Officials of the American Racing Association (ARA) have postponed the $5000 to-win Thunder in the Mountains 250 race at Newport Speedway due to weather. The ARA Kool seal Challenge Series race originally set for Saturday, October...

NEWPORT, TN - Officials of the American Racing Association (ARA) have postponed the $5000 to-win Thunder in the Mountains 250 race at Newport Speedway due to weather. The ARA Kool seal Challenge Series race originally set for Saturday, October 13, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 20.

"The weather forecast has put us in a tough position," said Terry Treadwell, ARA President. "This is the first appearance for the ARA Kool seal Challenge Sereies cars at Newport Speedway. Based on current information, we would have had a difficult, if not impossible, task of running practice, qualifying and the race between the projected thunder showers. By postponing the event for a week, we hope to provide the necessary practice time for our teams and a better show for the fans."

The race weekend schedule will follow the same format as previously announced. The ARA Kool Seal Challenge Series teams are set to arrive on Friday, October 19, for a closed practice on the high-speed high-banks of the super-fast Newport Speedway.

On Saturday, October 20, the gates are scheduled to open at Noon. Race-day practice is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Time trials for the Battery Supply of Virginia Pole Award are set for 5:30 p.m. The Thunder in the Mountains 250, $5,000 to-win feature race is slated to start at 7:30 p.m.

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