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Sep 3, 2001

WERA Won't Return to Memphis Without Track Modifications

WERA President Evelyne Clarke says that the organization will not return to Memphis Motorsports Park unless modifications are made to the track to make it suitable for wet weather use. <BR><BR>This weekend's WERA National Challenge Series and National Endurance Series event at Memphis was cancelled because rain made the dragstrip used as a front straightaway of the road course too slippery.<BR><BR>The required modifications include the removal of the guardrail section to allow use of the existing hot pit area to bypass the first half of the dragstrip, avoiding the problem of no traction on the rubber-coated pavement in the event of rain. <BR><BR>Memphis track management has been asked to make the changes by Clarke.