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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 08:45 AM

Flooded Pits Scramble Schedule Again
By Larry Sullivan

The Only Thing Certain Is That It's Uncertain



BAYTOWN, Texas - 7:25 a.m. The good news is that the torrential downpour yesterday evening used up so much energy that the atmosphere is very calm today and we are unlikely to see more than a sprinkle or two today.

Right now, there are thin clouds overhead and west of here, where the monsoon came from yesterday, are clear, blue skies today.

The bad news is that between 3.5 and 6 inches of rain fell in a short time yesterday, heavy even by Houston standards, and the unpaved pit areas are flooded.

Race officials are still evaluating the situation for those cars parked "beyond the blacktop," but it is unlikely that the Sportsman competitors (except Pro Mod, Top Alcohol and maybe Competition Eliminator) will be able to get to the staging lanes until later today, if at all.

The latest printed schedule, put together yesterday afternoon before the flood gates opened, had one round of everything from Super Street through Top Alcohol on the track before the opening ceremonies.

That isn't going to happen.

As soon as the schedule settles down, we'll pass it along to you, but the focus now will be on getting the four Pro categories through the first two rounds of eliminations in time for the live TV window at 2:00 p.m. (CDT).





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