June 20th, St. Augustine, FL - Track officials have announced new times for the Saturday racing program in order to better accommodate competitors at the speedway. The raceday practice times from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm are being eliminated. Each ...
June 20th, St. Augustine, FL - Track officials have announced new times for the Saturday racing program in order to better accommodate competitors at the speedway. The raceday practice times from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm are being eliminated. Each division will now have two 6-lap sessions beginning at 6:45 pm. Qualifying and heat races will immediately follow.
"It is too hot for the afternoon practice to do much good right now," says speedway manager Louis Smith. "We already have a hot lap session for each division beginning in the evening. By adding a second session, this will give competitors the opportunity to make the necessary adjustments before qualifying and the features. It should only push the program back half an hour, and that shouldn't have a negative effect on the program. It's not nearly as bad as drivers having to come as early as they have to now and sit around in the heat, because of the time clauses in the zoning allowances."
The new schedule will go into effect immediately.
<pre> FLORIDA SPEED PARK SATURDAY - JUNE 24, 2000 RACE DAY SCHEDULE
PIT GATES OPEN 4:30 GRANDSTAND GATES OPEN 5:00 DRIVER'S MEETING 6:15
HOT LAPS (TWO 6-LAP SESSIONS PER DIVISION) 6:45 QUALIFYING (IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING) SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS HEATS MODIFIEDS 6 LAPS TRUCKS 6 LAPS HOBBY STOCKS 6 LAPS
SPORTSMAN TO FRONTSTRETCH , FOLLOWED BY INVOCATION AND NATIONAL ANTHEM GENTLEMAN START YOUR ENGINES 8:30
SPORTSMAN 30 LAPS LATE MODELS 35 LAPS CLASSIC CAR LAPS & BURNOUT MODIFIEDS 30 LAPS THUNDER TRUCKS 25 LAPS HOBBY STOCKS 20 LAPS
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