Trackside Now: PASS North at New Brunswick Int'l Speedway
Mother Nature Wins
Friday, 11:00pm AT - Saturday was supposed to mark the return of the PASS North Super Late Models to New Brunswick International Speedway, but Mother Nature has derailed those plans by one day.
A day of rain on Friday and forecasts of more of the same for tomorrow has led PASS and NBIS officials to postpone the 150-lap race until Sunday afternoon at 2pm Atlantic Time. Pit gates will open at 9am and practice will begin at 10:30am.
The decision was made on Friday afternoon, but several teams and Speed51.com were already en route to the track when the plug was pulled. A check of hotel parking lots in Fredericton turned up the haulers of Richard Moody Racing and Hight Motorsports. We all know that Ben Rowe drives the RMR #4 car and word is that 2005 NBIS 250 winner Scott Chubbuck will wheel the Hight Super Late Model this weekend.
We can also tell you firsthand that it's rainy and in the 40's in Fredericton, New Brunswick this evening. Saturday calls for mostly rainy conditions and Sunday's forecast is looking somewhat brighter.
The PASS North SLM teams are already faring better than their PASS Outlaw and Modified counterparts though. Those two divisions were slated to run on Sunday at Riverside Speedway in New Hampshire, but that event has been flooded out. As the name of the track implies, the facility is located on the banks of the Connecticut River. Heavy rains over the past several days have caused those banks to overspill onto the track grounds.
There will be no on-track activity at NBIS on Saturday, but Speed51.com will update you on who arrives at the track and what stories they have to tell, as we lead up to Sunday's main event.
It's rainy in Fredericton, New Brunswick tonight and some of the PASS SLM Haulers, like Ben Rowe's, have already started to arrive in town. (51 Photos)
Saturday, 2:20pm AT - PASS officials have pulled the plug on Sunday's make-up date for the PASS North Super Late Model race at New Brunswick International Speedway.
It's been misting on and off throughout the day. Even though it is clear right now, the forecast for Sunday is not looking good, so to save some fans, and possibly even a few competitors, from spending money needlessly to travel, the call was made to postpone the race on Saturday afternoon.
A make-up date for the New Brunswick PASS North race has not yet been announced. Stay tuned to Speed51.com for any further announcements.
PASS North will return to action with a regularly scheduled show on Saturday, May 26th at New Hampshire's White Mountain Motorsports Park.
Rain and racing didn't mix well at NBIS. (51 Photos)