For the second day in a row, rain hindered the racing action at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Sunshine State Shootout presented by Mel Bush Motorsports. Saturday’s first round of eliminations was delayed until 8 p.m. before another storm covered Bradenton Motorsports Park, forcing PDRA officials to postpone the balance of the event into Sunday.
“We’ve made every effort over the last two days to get this race in at Bradenton,” stressed PDRA race director Bob Harris. “We had some great racing and incredible elapsed times recorded last night. However, we’ve been fighting rain all weekend. We were working diligently to prepare the track surface to go racing this evening, but the mist picked back up around 8 p.m. when we were just about ready to run. We decided to call the race until 9 a.m. on Sunday.”
The PDRA’s Junior Dragster classes will be the first cars on track for first round of eliminations at 9 a.m. If inclement weather returns after the second round, the semifinals and final rounds will be contested at the PDRA World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park, Oct. 20-22.