Cordova International Raceway back on track after a few setbacks

Bad weather and bad luck have kept racers off the track.

Published 07/03 2015 10:21PM

Updated 07/03 2015 10:21PM

Fast cars are burning rubber again at the Cordova International Raceway. Bad weather since April kept the cars off the racetrack. This year the track has only been raced on 10 out of 24 days. 
General Manager, Bobbi Jo Cox, said  "We've raced 10 weekends now, and 10 of them have been affected by weather. We either lost a complete race, lost partial races; so we haven't had a full weekend of racing yet in the 2015 season."
The most recent setback came from a lightning strike that broke the track's timing system. The weather and the the new timing system cost the raceway about $100,000.
Races got started up again Friday night, and they even included high school races.  
The track hosted Midnight Mayhem Friday night, as well, which opens the track to legal street cars and trucks. 

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