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Weather threat sends Harleys into sidelines: Rockingham Dragway postpones AHDRA Fall Nitro Shootout

ROCKINGHAM — It’s hard to imagine a vehicle more difficult to control than a Harley-Davidson capable of accelerating from zero-to-230 miles per hour in one city block. Sending two such high-profile, nitromethane-fueled vehicles down a narrow strip of concrete and asphalt, side-by-side, is one of the most exhilarating experiences in motorsports.

However, adding moisture to the equation is a recipe for disasterwhich is why, considering an unfavorable weekend forecast, Rockingham Dragway has opted to err on the side of caution with regard to the eBay Motors AHDRA Fall Nitro Shootout that was to have been the first major race in its Rocktoberfast celebration of speed.

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“We’ll try to re-schedule at a later date,” said Rockingham track owner Steve Earwood. “Unfortunately, weather always can be an issue. It’s something we can’t control and, with a major event like this one, you want to give racers facing travel challenges as much lead time as possible to adjust their plans.

“We’ll huddle with the AHDRA people to see what options are available,” he said, “but we already have a jam-packed fall schedule that begins with next week’s annual Super Chevy Show and, of course, includes the Street Outlaws: No Prep race in October.”

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