May 14, 2006
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Sunday's LRRS races at New Hampshire International Speedway were flooded out, with track officials ordering an evacuation early Sunday morning.
Racer B.J. Worsham of Old Westbury, New York (LRRS #31) filed this report, with photos taken by Brendan Guy of New York City (LRRS Novice #189):
"It started raining during Friday's Open Practice, around 4:30 p.m., and basically rained non-stop for the rest of the weekend, occasionally going to a drizzle only.
"Riders camping in the infield were awoken by loudspeakers at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, saying we had to evacuate. Water in the tunnel was 4+ feet and we exited by driving backwards up T10, and out through the upper parking road. To get an idea of the speed of the flood, when I woke up, the garage floor was dry; 90 minutes later there was two inches of water covering it.
"As I left at 7:45 a.m., track manager Bette French told me 'It was worse in October,' but I hit more heavy rain as I traveled south, so I don't know when it ended.
"Pictures of the front straight speak for themselves."