Rain Postpones Safford Race
May 23, 2014 | 9:11 P.M. EST
Severe weather forced the postponement of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Friday at Safford Motor Speedway to Friday, May 30. (Photo: Getty Images)
Despite avoiding precipitation throughout the day, the weather system ultimately brought strong thunderstorms into the region in the early evening hours. The Whelen Modified Tour was able to get practice and qualifying completed with Bobby Santos winning the Coors Light Pole Award. It was his fourth pole win in his last six tour starts at the half-mile track.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified race was halted in progress when lightning was approaching the facility. The schedule for the May 30 make-up date has not yet been finalized. It will include a full Whelen All-American Series schedule along with the 125-lap Modified Tour feature and completion of the SK Modified contest.
Following the Stafford date, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl on Saturday, June 21 for the Mr. Rooter 161.