Mar 27, 2013 09:26 PM EDT

Black Rock’s Rock Launcher 2013 Cancelled

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (March 27, 2013)- A promising forecast for this Saturday provided some hope that racing could occur at Back Rock in March, but the cruel winter made that  impossible for this year.


On Wednesday, Black Rock Speedway Owner Dean Hoag decided to cancel the 2013 Rock Launcher.  The BRS crew had been hopeful for getting the season off as scheduled with the grounds and much of the 4/10-mile oval in race-ready condition, but the weather-exposed portions of turns three and four were far too soft and would have created a destructive situation if raced on.


Because of the timing of the event, none of the races have been rescheduled as of yet.  There is still a possibility that additional races could be added at a later date to replace those lost this weekend.


The loss of the Rock Launcher now means the 2013 Black Rock Speedway opener will be Friday Night, April 19.  Ranch 226 Grocery will present Front Row Qualifying Night, which will include heat races for all divisions, including sportsman and IMCA modifieds, who will also run feature events.


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