INDIANAPOLIS — A brief bit of hot laps was all the action that occurred on Wednesday night as rain hit Circle City Raceway during the first hot lap group for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.
After a valiant effort by Circle City Raceway, USAC and Track Enterprises officials to try and work the track into raceable shape following the rain, it was decided it was in the best interest of safety for drivers to postpone the Wednesday night event at Circle City.
Rainfall hit the speedway at 6:10 p.m. Eastern and it continued to rain until after 7 p.m. With skies clearing, it was decided to give it an attempt to move forward with the program.
Unfortunately, the grounds, not only in the pits but on the track itself, were too wet to even safely push off a car.
Those with tickets and wristbands are asked to keep them for the Thursday night, May 26 show. We appreciate those who came out to the track and their patience as we attempted to race.
Twenty-four drivers signed in for Wednesday night’s program. Kyle Shipley was the fastest in the brief hot-lap session.
On Thursday at Circle City Raceway, pits open at 3 p.m. Eastern with the grandstands opening at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. with qualifying and racing immediately following.