OCALA, Fla. – Thursday night’s Winter Dirt Games VIII opener at Bubba Raceway Park, featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, has been cancelled due to persistent heavy rain.
A forecast for continued rain throughout the afternoon and night forced officials to make the call to cancel Thursday’s event.
The Winter Dirt Games will now begin Friday night, Feb. 24 and continue Saturday night, Feb. 25 at the three-eighths-mile D-shaped dirt oval.
On Friday night, the pit area opens at 5 p.m., the front gates open at 6 p.m. and hot laps follow at 7:15 p.m. Racing is set to begin at 8 p.m.
On Saturday night, the activities begin one hour earlier. The pits open at 4 p.m., the front gates open at 5 p.m. and hot laps start at 6:15 p.m. Racing is set to begin at 7 p.m.
CREDIT: USAC Media