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Sep 11, 2001

WERA Schedules Two Endurance Races At VIR To Make Up For Memphis Rain-Out

WERA has scheduled two endurance races at VIR on Saturday, September 22, the extra race to make up for the rain-out at Memphis September 1. WERA racers received the following letter from WERA President Evelyne Clarke:<BR><BR>VIR Make-Up for Memphis Rain-Out:<BR><BR>To Endurance Teams: We will run two Endurance Races on Saturday with a one-hour break in between--they will range in 3 hours to 4 hours depending upon how we can work the schedule. The fee will be $200 per race, or if you enter both $350. You can use your credit from Memphis toward the fees. There will be a WERA purse in each of the rounds and contingency in both rounds.<BR><BR>To National Challenge Sprint Racers: If you were at Memphis, you will receive double points in the like National class you are running at VIR, i.e., if you were entered in 600cc Superstock at Memphis and enter that class at VIR you will get double points for your finish. You may use your credit at any event.<BR><BR>Regarding Memphis--we regret that we were not able to race, but WERA will not put racers on a track which is not safe if wet. We deal with a bad situation at Memphis with the front straight being part of the drag strip and have talked to them regarding a solution. If that solution is in place, WERA may return to Memphis. If this solution is not in place, WERA will not take another National event to Memphis Motorsports Park. We regret any inconvenience this has caused you, but rest assured your safety comes first. Any Endurance Team or National Sprint racer entered in the Memphis Round will be eligible for the Endurance and/or National Sprints at the 2001 Grand National Finals, October 24th through 28th.