ALGER - In the end, Mother Nature always wins, and for the second straight day she put the kibosh on the final day of 41st Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup on Sunday, June 17.
Conditions were quite a bit drier than on Saturday, June 16, when championship night was called off because of sometimes heavy rain at Skagit Speedway in Alger. In fact, conditions were dry enough that crews actually started the process of packing and drying the track with heavy machinery. But sporadic afternoon showers, coupled with the already soggy track, proved too much to overcome, and the racing had to be called just before 1 p.m. before any cars were allowed on the track.
Championship night of Dirt Cup, which will decide which racer gets to take home the $25,000 winner's purse, has been rescheduled for Aug. 30 - the Thursday before the World of Outlaws take visit the track on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, making for a big weekend of racing during the late summer.
Skagit Speedway will next host the final night of the Western Modified Challenge on Saturday, June 23. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kenny Schrader is expected to make an appearance and compete against a talented field of drivers from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.