Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 03:25 PM EDT
By Adam Fenwick – firstname.lastname@example.org, CARS Pro Cup Series Public Relations Director
Rougemont, N.C. — If it weren’t for bad luck, the CARS Pro Cup Series probably wouldn’t have any luck at all.
A tidal wave of rain combined with a power outage at Orange County Speedway forced the postponement of Saturday’s Strutmasters 250. The race will be rescheduled on a to-be-determined date.
The series did manage to get all three practice sessions in, with South Carolina’s Allen Purkhiser topping the charts in each one. As teams were preparing for qualifying the first wave of rain hit, putting a stop to all on-track activity.
Initially it looked as if the rain was going to be gone in a few minutes, but the storm lingered and continued to soak the three-eighths-mile venue for several hours. As if things couldn’t get any worse, across the street from the track a tree fell across a series of power lines, cutting power to the track.
Even if the rain had quit, the track had no electricity to power the lights that would have allowed the series to race at night. So, unfortunately, Series Director Jack McNelly made the difficult decision to postpone the Strutmasters 250.
The CARS Pro Cup Series returns to action May 26 at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. For more information, please contact Public Relations Director Adam Fenwick at email@example.com or 828-329-6050.