The Pro All Stars season opener, and the touring debut of the new Five Star Bodies, will have to wait until at least another month.
That’s because Saturday’s Winter Meltdown 200 at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina has been preemptively postponed by the strong likelihood of severe weather.
Per the official series release:
“It has rained non-stop in the Dillon area for several days, and with more rain coming and possible weepers in turn four at the speedway, everyone felt postponing this weekend’s event was in the best interest of all involved.
And with several teams traveling from New England and Canada, and states such as Florida, Georgia, and others, and with more rain being forecasted for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, the decision was made to postpone today in the hopes of saving money for all the teams and fans.”
The track and tour are looking at make-up dates and a final decision will be made in the coming weeks.
With that in mind, the PASS national opener will now move to Saturday, March 30 at Richmond Raceway for the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway.
With PASS becoming the first regional and national touring division to approve the next-generation Super Late Model bodies, the Winter Meltdown was expected to be the first time the new shells would race on the East Coast.
The bodies have yet to be approved by the majority of series promoters in North America, as the ABC Committee, AR Bodies and Five Star Bodies remain in a disagreement over how to implement them.