ASC Reno Fernley race cancelled

Richmond, CA. July 23rd, 2003. The American Stockcar Challenge (ASC) announced today that Round 7 scheduled to take place at the newly built Reno Fernley Raceway on August 9th and 10th will be cancelled. This popular West Coast stockcar road...

Richmond, CA. July 23rd, 2003. The American Stockcar Challenge (ASC) announced today that Round 7 scheduled to take place at the newly built Reno Fernley Raceway on August 9th and 10th will be cancelled. This popular West Coast stockcar road racing series is hosted by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and has seen growing fields since it's first race in 2001. This announcement confirmed rumours that ASC officials had been concerned about track safety. In a letter addressed to NASA's National Director Jerry Kunzman, ASC National Race Director Jerry Brown wrote:

"Unfortunately, at this time, I feel the track is not yet ready for our cars. While there is some debate regarding the track layout, concerns mentioned often are the minimal runoff areas, dropoffs, and the wall on the outside of the last turn. In addition, I feel that 1.2 miles is just too short to provide a quality race experience for our competitors."

Citing the lack of available replacement venues and dates, Brown added that the October 18th and 19th race at Buttonwillow Raceway will instead become a double points event.

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