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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 08:44 AM

Weather Causes Mayhem at the Creek
Courtesy of XDRL Communications
Photo copyright 2013 Roger Richards

Racing Resumes Sunday


(July 27, 213): Despite the extraordinary efforts of the X-DRL and Maryland International Raceway track crews, excessive rain has put a halt to the action at Mayhem at the Creek for Saturday.

Interim race director Royce Miller worked diligently with X-DRL management to establish a plan that would produce the most exciting event for race fans. The schedule which was announced in February, called for quarter final eliminations for all classes to start at 7:00 pm. The event was heavily promoted to local race fans with the emphasis being that the professional classes would start eliminations at 7:00 pm and the never-before-seen X-DRL action under the lights.

"Our fans at MIR have made it known that Saturday nights are for racing and MIR and the X-DRL were poised to deliver a great show. We were in the difficult situation of meeting the fans expectations by keeping the original elimination schedule or adjusting the Saturday schedule in the event of weather, and disappoint loyal race fans. The last thing we wanted to do was to have fans arrive to only see the end of the show. We felt it was important to honor the fans and deliver an evening program if at all possible," said Royce Miller, track owner and operator at Maryland International Raceway.

"Royce and his staff exceeded our expectations in the race promotion and on-track support. He delivered great crowds all weekend creating one of the best racing environments I have had the opportunity to experience. It was a huge disappointment when the weather moved in early and ended eliminations on Saturday," said Jeff Mitchell, president and owner of the X-DRL.

Racing is scheduled to resume Sunday morning at 9:00 am with gates opening at 8:00 am for spectators. All Saturday tickets will be honored for full admission on Sunday. Race fans unable to attend the event on Sunday with tickets purchased before 4:00 pm will receive a 50% credit applicable to a future event at Maryland International Raceway. Tickets purchased after 4:00 pm will receive full face value at a future event at Maryland International Raceway.

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