Due to the probability of rain, this evening’s season opening race at the Stockton 99 Speedway has been postponed until Sunday afternoon, April 8, when the forecast calls for clear skies.
Sunday’s four division program will include the Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B-4s Cylinders and Legends of the Pacific.
The 99 Speedway pit gates will open at 9 a.m., the front gates at noon, qualifying will go from noon to 1 p.m. and racing will commence at 1:30 p.m..
Today’s postponement will be the fourth time this season the season opening day race has been changed due to weather. The original date of March 3, featuring the Stockton Late Models has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 25, and the March 24 program, featuring the Gun Slingers Wing Sprint Car Series, will run on Saturday, May 12. The March 10 program will not be made up.
Madera Speedway has also moved its Saturday card to this Sunday afternoon. The five division program will feature race #2 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series in an 80 lap main with $2,000 to win.
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar season is heading west for its next two events.
The series will be racing under the lights today in the 200 lap Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at the one-mile tri-oval Phoenix Raceway.
Defending race and series champion Simon Pagenaud, of Penske Racing, heads the 23-car field which will take the green flag at 6 p.m. The race will be televised on NBCSN.
The IndyCar series will then be taking it to the streets for the 44th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13-15 where James Hinchcliffe, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, is the defending race winner.
The telecast for the 85-lap race around the twisting 1.968-mile, 12-turn temporary street circuit will begin at 1:00PM Sunday, April 15, also on NBCSN.
For more Long Beach information visit www.gplb.com.