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Cycle News 2021 Issue 21 May 25

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IN THE WIND P28 Texas Half-Mile Rained Out I t was a long and disappointing day for the racers and crews who showed up for the Texas Half-Mile at Texas Motor Speed- way in Fort Worth, Texas, May 22. The threat of rain eventually turned into reality, forcing AFT officials to cancel the race late Saturday after being in a hold- ing pattern for much of the day. The heavy rain did its damage Saturday evening, and the threat of even more rain Sunday pre- vented the race from happening on Sunday, as well. The Texas Half-Mile will not be rescheduled. Once the decision was made to ground the race, AFT made it official with this release: "Due to the continued and anticipated rainfall at Texas Motor Speed- way, the 2021 Mission Foods Texas Half-Mile presented by Roof Systems has been can- celled. Despite the dedicated ef- forts of the Progressive AFT track prep crew, the heavy rainfall expected to continue throughout the evening will prevent the event from continuing Sunday. "Fans who have purchased tickets may receive a credit to be used for any race promoted by AFT Events within the 2021 calendar year—including the June 18-19 OKC Mile double- header—or a refund for the canceled event. Customers who have purchased advance tickets will be contacted directly by AFT Events with further information." The racers did get some seat time in, though. Practice and the first round of qualifying were held before things came to a halt. Up to that point, Briar Bauman had notched the quickest lap in the SuperTwins class just ahead of Jared Mees, Bronson Bauman and Sammy Halbert. The next race, the Chicago Half-Mile in Juliet, Illinois, is scheduled for May 29 at the Dirt Oval Route 66 facility. CN For obvious reasons, the May 22 Texas Half- Mile in Fort Worth, Texas, was canceled.

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