Thursday 19th May 2011by monke
The Southwest Speedway is scheduled to open its season Saturday. But donâ€™t count on it.
Speedway promoter Bob Klein said track officials are keeping a keen eye on the weather this week as they try to keep the already soggy track dry.
â€œItâ€™s soupy out there,â€ Klein said. â€œThereâ€™s water still seeping out of the side hill.â€
Rain is in the forecast tonight and Friday. Klein said Wednesday if the track sees any amount of precipitation, the races will likely have to be postponed.
â€œWeâ€™ll see what happens,â€ Klein said. â€œThe (rain) is really supposed to set in.â€
If there is a weather delay, races would run at the track Saturday, May 28. There is a rainout reschedule date set for Sunday, June 26 if necessary.