Winternationals rained out

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The 2011 Winternationals has been postponed to July 15, 16 and 17 due to rain. Further details regarding ticketing and schedules will be released in coming days.

As the fifth event of the season to be rained out, 2010/11 must surely go down as one of the most weather affected seasons ever in ANDRA Drag Racing.

Drag News looks forward to bringing you coverage from the re-run, though for now you can check out our qualifying wrap here or re-live the event in a way through a replay of the live coverage.

Below is the media release from Willowbank Raceway:


Overnight rain has forced the postponement of the 44th Castrol EDGE Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway until the weekend of July 15-17, 2011.

The persistent showers that began in the Willowbank area around 6pm last night coupled with the forecast for tomorrow has forced organisers’ hands into the postponement.

The good news is that the action-packed Castrol EDGE Winternationals program will pick up where it left off – leaving two stunning rounds of Group One qualifying, eliminations and all the Sportsman action.

The Castrol EDGE Winternationals will retain all the colour and excitement that would have played out over the final two days of competition and cemented the event’s status as the largest drag racing event outside North America.

“It’s very regrettable that we’ve had to postpone the final two days of competition, but with the forecast we had at hand, there was little point waiting around to see if the rain would clear,” said Willowbank Raceway Managing Director, Steve Bettes.

“After many agonising hours overnight and consultation this morning, we felt the best option was to move the remainder of the event to July 15-17, 2011.

“Spectators will still get to witness the greatest spectacle in drag racing in all its glory.

“It was setting up to be one of the best Castrol EDGE Winternationals in the event’s 44-year history and I believe that in a month’s time, we will see that and even more,” Bettes concluded.



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