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Weather cancels Summit Southern Nationals at Kennedale

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Rain, bitter cold soak Summit Southern Nationals plans
KENNEDALE, Texas (October 28)--With rain showers through Wednesday followed by three days of bitter cold, officials from the Kennedale Speedway Park, United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) and United States Racing Association (USRA) have announced the cancellation of this weekend's Summit Southern Nationals.

After an imminent chance of rain for the next three days, Halloween Thursday is expected to be windy and bone-chilling cold, followed by areas of frost and a freeze on Friday morning. Saturday is expected to be the third straight day with lows dipping into the 30s.

"This was an awesome show last year with a huge car count and packed grandstands, so we were really looking forward to this event especially after having last year's main event cut short by rain," said Todd Staley, President of both the USMTS and USRA. "Nobody in their right mind wants to sit outside for three or four hours in freezing cold wind. It might be good for watching on pay-per-view in your house, but we're not going to put our drivers and fans through that."

Staley noted that an event in early spring may be just what the doctor ordered.

"Stay tuned for more details about that."

Rodney Sanders, who needed only to suit up this weekend to secure the points battle, is now officially crowned the 2019 USMTS national champion-his third overall and first since winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

In the Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series, all national and regional points events are now complete for all divisions. Following an audit and review of the season's competition, points will become official and final next Tuesday, November 5.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), visit USMTS.com online or call (515) 832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/USMTS, follow on Twitter at twitter.com/USMTS, check us out on Instagram at instagram.com/USMTS and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/USMTSTV. Keep up to speed by joining our email list at USMTS.com/Subscribe.

To learn more about the United States Racing Association, visit USRAracing.com. You can also like us on Facebook at @usraracing, visit us on Instagram at @usraracing, follow us on Twitter at @USRARacing and watch us on YouTube at @USRATV. Keep up to speed with everything USRA and subscribe to the USRA e-Newsletter at http://usraracing.com/subscribe.
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