Calistoga Cancels Early Summer Events
CALISTOGA, Calif. – Calistoga Speedway management announced today that the scheduled Wine Country Classic for winged “360” sprint cars on June 22 and Late Model Shootout on Aug. 3 have been cancelled.
The Wine Country Classic represented a conflict for many teams who had already committed to support a race on that date in Washington state. In addition, several other sprint car teams did not want to jeopardize their championship standings by missing a race at other local tracks.
When Calistoga Speedway officials were unable to secure an alternate date that would allow them to attract an adequate number of cars to present a great entertainment product, they decided to cancel this race.
In addition, in order to complete the extensive renovation project currently underway at Calistoga Speedway, a reasonable period of inactivity is required.
While the effort would have been made to temporarily cease work in order to produce the June event, management decided to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by their limited schedule to complete all of the work prior to the Speedway’s signature event, the Louie Vermeil Classic, held annually over Labor Day Weekend. Consequently, Speedway management chose to cancel the Aug. 3 Late Model Shootout as well.
“It is unfortunate that the 2013 Calistoga Speedway racing schedule already suffered an early weather-related cancellation,” said Tommy Hunt, speedway manager in referring to the World of Outlaws race scheduled for early April that was rained out. “We will feature only the Louie Vermeil Classic this year, but management is confident that fans and racers will enjoy the improvements and the quality of racing that will take place once renovations to this legendary facility are complete.”