The long, racing-less winter will continue one more week.
Quincy Raceways promoter Ken Dobson was forced to pull the plug on Sunday night’s scheduled opener because of the ongoing weather problems that have not allowed sufficient time to get the facility in proper racing roder.
“Due to the rains over the past few days we are canceling our opening night at Quincy Raceways, which was scheduled for Sunday, April 6,” Dobson said early Friday morning. “The grounds are extremely wet and the temperature forecast over the next few days is not going to provide for a lot of opportunity for drying.”
Opening night is now scheduled for Sunday, April 13.
“Just as important as what conditions will be Sunday is the fact that we can’t get on a good portion of the grounds until Sunday afternoon at the earliest to complete some necessary projects,” Dobson said. “We have had a full crew at the track this week getting the facilities cleaned, fixed and organized to have a great opening night, but we have been and will continue to be limited in what we can accomplish outside of the grandstand area.
“We are just as starved for racing after this long winter as you are. But cobbling together an opening night with only a few hours of preparation Sunday morning isn’t going to make for a good race track or a good experience for anyone.”
Dobson said another practice session will be scheduled for the coming week. No specific date or time have yet been established.