With the weather from Hurricane Katrina expected to be in the area for the next 36 hours, Racer Productions/BellCo has decided to cancel Thursday’s amateur race at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania, and postpone it until Friday, September 2. Rain has already started to fall in the area, and with a large crowd of campers, amateur racers and professional motocross fans expected to attend this weekend’s 19th Annual Monster Energy Kawasaki Motocross Nationals, the organizer has made the decision to hold off racing for 24 hours and begin amateur racing on Friday morning instead of Thursday.
“The weather forecasts are calling for an excellent weekend, and the rain should stop sometime early Thursday,” explained Racer Productions’ Tim Cotter of the decision to postpone the amateur racing. “We want to have a great weekend, not only for our amateur racers and spectators, but also for all of the professional riders and teams coming to Steel City. Giving the track and the facility 24 hours to dry out should make for excellent conditions for the weekend, so that’s the decision we’ve made. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but we feel everyone will be happier in the long run.”
The gates at Steel City Raceway will still open on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.; amateur registration will begin Thursday evening and continue at 7:30 a.m. Friday; practice gets underway at 9:00 a.m. Friday.
This weekend’s Monster Energy Kawasaki Nationals will mark the third and final round of the Monster Triple Crown of Motocross. For more information, check out www.racerproductions.com, or call 304-284-0084.