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Speedway start moved to 4 p.m. Sunday

Rain on Friday night, snow on Saturday morning and forecasted cold weather pushed the season opener for the Southwest Speedway to 4 p.m. Sunday. The races were scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the track south of Dickinson. "The forecast f...

Rain on Friday night, snow on Saturday morning and forecasted cold weather pushed the season opener for the Southwest Speedway to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The races were scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the track south of Dickinson.

"The forecast for the weather is a lot better and we don't want our first race to be a total failure," Speedway promoter Ken Decker said. "So, I made the call."

Decker said the final call on whether or not to race on Saturday boiled down to the temperatures, which dipped below freezing during the evening. He added that the track was in fine condition following the precipitation.

He also said track officials did not want to submit fans, especially children, to a cold night at the Speedway.

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"It's the right idea to keep the spectators happy," Decker said.

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