Unfavorable weather over the past month and track conditions forces Tri City Speedway to cancel Opening Night Friday, April 13th.
GRANITE CITY, IL (April 12, 2018) – The 2018 season kicked off over the past month with unfavorable weather conditions, forcing the cancelation of 3 open practices and 2 attempts at a Season Opener. At the close of the 2017 race season we hauled in 130 loads of new dirt. Over the winter months we were limited on working the new dirt preparing it for the new season.
Last night we held our first open practice and found the track to still be real soft and eventually turning rough after midway through.
These are not the track conditions we want to open the season with and take a chance on damaging race cars.
After working the track after practice we made the decision to cancel the Season Opener scheduled for this Friday, April 13th to allow
additional time to prepare the track to the conditions drivers are used to and we are accustomed to.
We will hold Open practice next Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and open Friday, April 20th with UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Modifieds, UMP St. Stocks and UMP Crate Late Models.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding, the most important thing to us is giving the best track possible.
Kevin & Tammy Gundaker