Rain a real drag for Winternats
THE Winternationals got off to a roaring start at the weekend but had to be postponed yesterday due to rain.
The persistent showers that began in the Willowbank area about 6pm Saturday, coupled with the forecast for today, forced organisers' hands into a postponement.
The action-packed Castrol EDGE Winternationals program will pick up where it left off – leaving two stunning rounds of Group One qualifying, eliminations and all the Sportsman action from July 15 to 17.
Willowbank Raceway managing director Steve Bettes said the Winternationals would retain all the colour and excitement that would have played out over the final two days of the competition, which is the largest drag racing event outside North America.
“It's very regrettable that we've had to postpone the final two days of competition, but with the forecast we had at hand, there was little point waiting around to see if the rain would clear,” Mr Bettes said.
“After many agonising hours overnight and consultation this morning, we felt the best option was to move the remainder of the event to July 15 to 17.
“Spectators will still get the witness the greatest spectacle in drag racing in all its glory.”