They say that if you don’t like the weather in Florida, wait five minutes and it will change. Unfortunately, when you’re counting on dry conditions, that doesn’t help much. Last night’s activities were cut short when Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, forcing the continuation of the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions $20K race portion of the Fun In The Sun Series presented by Lucas Oil and Drag Racing Edge until today.
The plan was to finish that race and then roll right into the final $10K-to-win race originally scheduled for Sunday. Best laid plans of mice and men. The rain continued overnight forcing track officials into a drying session prior to racing continuing. With the delay, it became obvious trying to get two races in wasn’t feasible. As such, the decision was made to eliminate the final race, refunding everyone’s entry money, and continue with the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions portion of the event.
Once again, best laid plans of mice and men… With two rounds completed, Mother Nature came back with a vengeance prior to running the third round. Track officials made a valiant effort to dry the surface, but with a very wet race track and more rain eventually falling, the unfortunate decision had to be made to cancel the entire event and split the purse money between the remaining competitors.
Everyone involved from Scott Richardson, Jeff Stange of Strange Engineering, along with Alan Chervitz and his staff at Bradenton Motorsports Park are especially appreciative of all the racers who chose to attend and stick out the weather delays. “It was an unfortunate situation and a very tough one to decide, but in all fairness to the racers, it was only the right thing to do,” said Richardson. “I’d like to thank everyone for coming and their patience, and I hope to see all next year.”