Berlin Raceway season finale postponed again

MARNE, MI - Tonight's race at Berlin Raceway has been postponed until next Saturday, Oct. 11, due to cold temperatures and wet grounds. Local meteorologists are forecasting much more favorable weather for October 11, calling for 65-70 degrees and...

MARNE, MI - Tonight's race at Berlin Raceway has been postponed until next Saturday, Oct. 11, due to cold temperatures and wet grounds. Local meteorologists are forecasting much more favorable weather for October 11, calling for 65-70 degrees and dry.

The race, called "The Chet" (Chet Mysliwiec Memorial 100 presented by Engine Pro and Late Model Digest), was originally scheduled for last Saturday, September 27, but was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for today. Berlin officials obtained Wright Township approval to extend another rain date due to the poor forecast for this weekend. Although today's weather is partly sunny, miserably cold temperatures in the 40's combined with very wet grounds inside the track were deciding factors in the postponement. A promising forecast for next weekend will make the race more comfortable and enjoyable for fans, drivers and crews.

Fans holding tickets dated September 27, the originally scheduled date for "The Chet," may use those tickets as entry to the race on October 11. Ticket prices for the race, the final race on the Berlin Raceway 2003 schedule, are $15 in advance and $16 on the day of race. Children 3-12 are half price and 2 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first race begins at 7 p.m.

The race, one of Berlin Raceway's biggest events of the season, offers a record prize money and prizes valued at more than $120,000. It includes two 50-lap Coors Light Late Model qualifying races and a 100-lap feature race. Also on the schedule is a combined Hitches By George Sportsman/Engine Pro Super Stock 50-lap feature presented by The Screen Print Department. Qualifying for this race had already taken place and will stand for next Saturday.

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