Santa Rosa Mile Main Events canceled due to heavy mist
September 30, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
SANTA ROSA, Calif.
(September 29, 2013) - Unfortunately, heavy mist has resulted in
the cancellation of both the AMA Pro Grand National Expert and AMA Pro J&P
Cycles Pro Singles main events today at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa
Rosa, Calif. AMA Pro Racing officials deemed the track unsafe to race on after
multiple attempts to dry and stabilize the surface.
"It's very unfortunate that
we couldn't get the main events in today," said Dan Johnsen, Director of
AMA Pro Flat Track. "We tried everything we could as far as prepping the
track to get it back in racing condition but the mist was deceivingly limiting
to our efforts."
Each rider that was scheduled to
participate in their respective main events will be awarded one point in the
standings. The usual point and cash payouts for the Grand National Expert Dash
for Cash will remain the same. Normal purse payouts will be paid to both the
Grand National Expert Twins and the J&P Cycles Pro Singles riders per order
of their starting positions for each main event.
Brad Baker's victory in the
Dash will result in him receiving an additional five points to his credit,
increasing his lead in the overall standings to 17 markers over second-place
competitor Bryan Smith with only one round remaining.
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