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Officials cancelled the WERA National Challenge Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park this morning after new showers moved in and halted practice.<BR><BR>The first practice session of the day was red-flagged when Scott Brown crashed his GSX-R1000 entering turn one, the crashed bike laying down a stripe of oil.<BR><BR>Riders had to deal with seeping water in turn one and puddles on the rubber-coated drag strip immediately after exiting the final turn of the road course. Mark Junge reported problems with spinning up the rear tire of his GSX-R600 on the dragstrip and Chris Ulrich said his GSX-R1000 was spinning the tire through two gears coming onto the front straightaway.<BR><BR>But the restarted first practice session--for machines 600cc and over--and the subsequent session for machines under 600cc plus SV650 Twins--went off without further incident.<BR><BR>The decision to cancel the race day completely came just before 10:00 a.m. Central Daytlight Time when showers caused the second big-bike practice to be red-flagged.