Inclement Weather Forces Postponement of April 4 and April 5
Season Opener at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.
A week that contained snow and cold followed by rain has forced
the Montpelier Motor Speedway officials to postpone the
Montpelier Motor Speedway April 4 and April 5 Season Opener.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway is currently undergoing its
biggest renovation including the addition of a new catch fence
system, front stretch wall, track drainage system, track
configuration, transponder scoring system along with a track
lighting project. Despite the harsh winter and spring and
massive renovation project, the Montpelier Motor Speedway staff
has been able to complete a majority of the renovations project
by working from 6AM to nearly 10PM. Despite the effort, the
weather conditions slowed progress.
"We felt like the track renovations and upgrades needed to be
completed by the end of the March 29th weekend so that we could
focus on track prep and race operations the entire week for the
Double Header opener. We are close to have everything complete,
but early season track prep is always tricky especially with the
winter we've had and the two day show format. We felt like if we
were still focusing on finishing up the loose ends of the
renovation the week of the race instead of race prep we couldn't
provide the a quality experience for our fans and race teams.
The couple days we lost this week to weather was all we probably
needed to have everything finished. We felt it was important to
make sure everything was done right verses thrown together
especially when you are dealing with safety and electrical
We are disappointed the weather wouldn't allow us to get the
program in. It's always a big weekend for us, our race teams,
and fans," said track owner, Harold Hunter.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway will now focus its attention
on April 12th for its 28th Annual Season Opener with a
program of UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, Thunder Cars, FWD
Compacts, and Mod Lites. followed by the first appearance of
the MMS Midget Series on April 19. The Montpelier Motor
Speedway will look to reschedule two Midget programs during
the 2014 season so that series will be able to compete for
10 dates for the series championship and rookie of the year
honors. Midget dates will be announced within the next
couple of weeks.