Wednesday, October 28, 2009
All-American 400 Weekend in Nashville Postponed
by Tammy Brewington
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The management at Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville has postponed the All- American 400 weekend until November 20-22 due to deteriorating weather conditions forecast for the Metro Nashville area.
“The forecast right now is for rain, heavy at times, starting Thursday through Saturday,” said Danny Denson, promoter of Fairgrounds Speedway. “With that much rain, over three days we are concerned about the track seeping water on Sunday and this is not really an event we can do in one day. We thought it was best to pull the plug early and try another date rather than have all the teams and fans make the drive to Nashville and not be able to race.”
The All-American 400 weekend in Nashville will start with an open practice on Friday, November 20th, pits open and rig parking begins at 1:00 pm CST, rotating practice will go from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm. Pits open on Saturday, November 21st at 8:30 am, practice will begin at 11:00 am, qualifying at 3:45 pm. There will be racing on Saturday night with 50 lap features for the Howe CRA Late Model Series with the Nashville Super Trucks, the CRA Street Stocks with the Nashville Sportsman cars and for the USA Modifieds.
Pits will open on Sunday, November 22nd at 9:30 am. An autograph session involving all the drivers at the grandstand fence will begin at noon. The All-American 400 events will begin at 1:00 pm with the 250 lap CRA All American event followed by the 150 lap GAS Series All American event.
More event information is will be available at www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.craracing.net.
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From the Georgia Asphalt Series
With persistent rains forecasted to hit the metro Nashville, TN area, Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville officials have announced that the famed All American 400, scheduled to take place this weekend will be postponed for all series and divisions scheduled to compete. The new date for the famed historical race will be November 20, 21, and 22.
“I have spoken with members of Fairgrounds Speedway and we collectively decided that with weather moving in the area, the best thing is to reschedule this famed event, and the season ending for the Georgia Asphalt Series,” said GAS General Manager Terry Roberts. “We know that the GAS race will be the talk of the town, with the tight points battle that we have heading into this event. We would like to invite all of the racers with the CRA North to race with us in this prestigious event.”
To bring in more racers GAS officials have also announced a reduced entry price for members and non-members alike, $150 instead of the $200. For the GAS Series racers that have already pre-registered, they will receive a $50 refund at the back gate the weekend of November 20th.
Looking into the exciting points chase, the top three title chasers are under one hundred points from seeing who is #1. Casey Roderick leads the points, as he has twenty five thousand reasons why to hold on to the GAS points lead, as he will get a $25,000 dollar bonus, for capturing the Super 6 points championship as well as hanging on to win the points title. Roderick’s teammate, Chase Elliott is a close second with Acworth, GA’s TJ Reaid storming in lurking in the third points position. When the checkered flag flies over the 150 lap GAS Series event there will be cheers of joy for not only the winner of the 150 lap event, but the race to the championship.
For more information about Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville, visit their website at www.fairgoundsspeedwaynashville.com. For more information on Lanier National Speedway, or the Georgia Asphalt Series, visit the fastest site on the web at www.lanierspeedway.com.