Latest Motorsports News (Week 3 April 2018)

Jamestown Speedway still reeling under bad weather conditions

Jamestown Speedway have been severely affected by the recent bout of bad weather scene and has been waiting it out ever since. But on Sunday Jamestown Speedway’s promoter Tim Baldwin made an executive decision to postpone the almost ritualistic and historically held annual spring practice known as test and tune. On being asked about this decision he replied that he on April 14th while shovelling snow out of the main road leading to the grandstand he had made the call to postpone the event. As a result, the test and tune is now scheduled to happen on the 5th of May a week later than normal instead of on 28thApril. This also pushed back the dates of the main event which is now scheduled to start on 12th May. The practice is scheduled to start at 3 p.m and wrap up by 8 p.m. And in case the weather does not hold Tim Baldwin specified that they were also looking to scrap the test and tune event altogether and go ahead to the official opening on 12th May directly.

Food City 500 race postponed due to heavy rain

The conclusion to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed to Monday due to heavy rains in the region. Kyle Larson was capped as the leader after 204 laps which included 3 stoppages for the rain (laps 49,165 and 204) and 1 for cleaning up a crash (lap 119). The rain also delayed the start to the race by half an hour but that was adjusted because the officials on Saturday had decided to start the event earlier than previously decided. It was initially supposed to start at 2 p.m. ET but was revised on Saturday to 1 p.m. ET. The rain delayed and there somewhat adjusted the time since the race finally commenced at 1:28 p.m. ET.

Force India struggling to get back from first lap mishap

The Silverstone based outfit had a disastrous start to their Chinese GP dreams when Sergio Perez fell from 8th to 14th in the first lap of the race. Esteban Ocon’s Force India was also held up due to a brush with Fernando Alonso by Perez. This is following a huge first lap delay suffered by Sergio Perez in Bahrain when he collided with Toro Rosso’s Brendan Hartley in the first lap there. Deputy team principal Bob Fernley though brushed aside any doubts speculation about the outfits capabilities stating that a recent stream of first week debacles have apparently made the situation look worse than it actually is.