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South Georgia Motorsports Park Heavily Damaged During Storms
Track will be ready for Lights Out 8 February 16-19.
Mother Nature can be pretty cruel sometimes. When the weather gets nasty, we’re at the mercy of whatever she throws at us. We can take precautions, and prepare the best we can, but at the end of the day, there’s not much we can do against heavy thunderstorms, lightning, and especially tornadoes.
Unfortunately, over the weekend a run of destructive weather hit much of the south, causing major damage, and most saddening, loss of life. At this writing, 15 people in Georgia alone lost their lives in the Valdosta, Georgia area.
On a more trivial note, South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP) was also in the path of one of the tornadoes that struck the area. The track’s VIP suites were wiped out, along with sections of chain link fence. However, the cleanup/reconstruction is already underway at SGMP to be ready for Lights Out 8 – Cash is King.
As of today, what is largely known of as the largest small-tire race in the nation is just 22 days away, and the region has a lot of healing to do before February 16th. The largest small-tire drag race won’t bring back those who lost their lives, but maybe it can be a source of inspiration in a time of need.