Sunday, March 13, 2016

Rain Stops Practice Day At Big Diamond Speedway, Opener Set For April 1

Early morning rain showers and a forecast of more rain in the afternoon has forced Big Diamond Speedway to postpone the practice day and Enduro 60 to next Sunday, March 20 at 2.

The postponement means the season opener will be held on April 1 to kick off the 45th season of racing at the track.

"We are disappointed that we could not get the practice day and Enduro in today as the nice weather has given us plenty of time to get the track in great shape," promoter Jake Smulley said. "We'll give it another shot next week."

Next Sunday's practice is open to any car with a roll cage and the Enduro 60 will also take place. The gates will open at Noon with practice getting underway at 2. The pit fee is $30 while the grandstands are free.

Following the week off for Easter, the track will officially open its Friday night racing schedule with the CJ's Tire & Automotive Services 358 modifieds going 30 laps for $4,000 to win. The U.S.S Achey sportsman will race 20 laps for $1,000 to win while the Savage 61 roadrunners will race for $300 to win. The 600 modifieds will round out the four-division card.

On April 1, the gates will open 5:30 p.m with warm ups at 7:45 and racing getting underway at 8:15. General admission is $20 while kids 12 and under and active military with a VALID ID are free.