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Mother Nature can’t keep drivers off the track

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webmaster | 09/25/13

A dust storm before qualifying runs and continued periods of rain couldn’t keep cars from taking to the LoanMart Madera Speedway on Saturday night, as drivers refused to let the elements stop them from giving fans an evening of racing excitement.

After more than an hour of drying the Speedway surface while a pocket of Saturday afternoon’s storms remained overhead — in which dozens of tow trucks, jeeps, and even race cars circled the track to dry it in a rare sight — the night’s main events finally began with a handful of dedicated fans in the seats.

Perhaps in compensation to their dedication, fans were treated to increased car counts in every class as the Stockton 99 Speedway canceled its Saturday event and several drivers decided to come give Madera racers a run for their money.

First up after drivers got the go-ahead at 9 p.m. was the 40-lap Legends of the Pacific main, led by Logan Zampa on the pole...


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