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Port Royal calls off season-opening show

PORT ROYAL — Port Royal Speedway announced Friday it was canceling what would have been the track’s season-opening race card slated for Sunday.

“As a result of the feedback we have been receiving from the drivers, owners and motor manufacturers and taking into consideration the fans, we have made the decision to cancel this weekend’s Sunday, March 7, 79th annual opening day racing activities at Port Royal Speedway, due to anticipated cold weather and high winds,” the track said in a statement Friday.

Speedway officials and the track promotion team have been monitoring the weather throughout the week and after much deliberation, decided it was in the best interest of all parties involved to delay racing for another week.

The track did announce a test and tune session would be held March 12 that is open to all divisions. The session will be from 6 to 9 p.m. General admission is free while pit passes cost $25 each.

Opening day will now be held on March 13, featuring 410 sprint cars racing for $5,000 to win and the super late models racing for $3,000 to win.

Gates open at 1 p.m. with racing scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m.

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