posted March 07, 2003 10:19 PM
GLENMORA, LA MARCH 15 THUNDER VALLEY XTREME RUN POSTPONED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MOORESVILLE, NC - Officials at Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, LA
notified Xtreme DirtCar Series Officials today that they are postponing the
March 15 XDCS event due to wet grounds caused by excessive rain in recent
"We've had a lot of rain here over the past couple of weeks and people seem
to be worried about the threat of war," Thunder Valley Speedway owner Jackie
Thacker said. "I'm also worried about the threat of more rain next week
the days leading up to the race."
Xtreme DirtCar Series officials will be announcing a replacement event in
the near future for the SPEED Channel television schedule to replace the
Glenmora event. XDCS officials will also be working with Thacker to find
date to reschedule the March 15 event later in the season.
"We're disappointed for everyone involved, but we understand that rain can
really play havoc in the area," XDCS President Doug Bland said. "With
Jackie Thacker's concerns about the bad weather they've had and the forecast
for more, combined with the uncertain state of world affairs, we agreed with
him it better for all parties involved to look for a different date."
Thunder Valley Speedway and the Xtreme DirtCar Series have had a long
history with the elements. The event was rained out in 2001, and the 2000
and 2002 events were also hampered by rain.
The next event for the XDCS will be a 50-lap $10,000-to-win race at Carolina
Speedway in Gastonia, NC on April 11, followed by another 50-lap
$10,000-to-win event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on April 12.