Rain storm washes out motoplex event

Mother Nature was Sunday’s winner at Spallumcheen’s Motoplex Speedway.

Mother Nature was Sunday’s winner at Spallumcheen’s Motoplex Speedway.

Rain washed out the always popular, highly anticipated Travel Trailer Day of Destruction event, one of four events on the speedway’s 2015 schedule.

“We held off as long as possible before making the decision to cancel the event,” said facility manager Joe Van Tienhoven.

“We looked at the satellites, weather sites and talked to somebody from Environment Canada before making the decision. We had to call it before people started showing up.”

Van Tienhoven said the event has been re-scheduled for Sunday afternoon, June 14.

All tickets purchased or won in promotional events for Sunday’s cancelled card will be honoured June 14.

“Everybody hates rainouts,” said Van Tienhoven. “We have so many volunteers and groups, and of course, the drivers, that you have to have in place to put on a show. Everybody was good about it, though.”

Sunday’s heavy rain left a large puddle inside the infield of the track. Another Summertime Mayhem Travel Trailer Day of Destruction is slated for Aug. 9 at the speedway.