PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The worst of Tropical Storm Debby has left the Punta Gorda area, allowing City officials to reopen most streets. High tide hit the City at about 9:40 a.m. today, and it didn’t cause the same heavy flooding that had resulted in numerous street closures throughout the last 72 hours. Most streets will remain open unless conditions deteriorate. City officials will be monitoring the streets, especially during high tides and heavy rain falls.
With that being said, the speedways front parking area is one of the areas under water, as it sits somewhat lower than the new road that was put in cutting across the front of the speedway. As of now, it is unsafe to drive into the speedways parking lots and it will take more than a day or 2 of no rain at all to become safe to drive on. The speedway owner will not put the fans or drivers in an unsafe situation and regrets that this week’s racing for June 30th will have to be cancelled. All races and championship night will be rescheduled for July 7th .
Punta Gorda Speedway regrets any inconvenience this has caused, but it is out of our hands and we will keep rescheduling until we get this huge championship night of racing in. The Punta Gorda Speedway would like to thank our drivers, crews and fans for their continued support and look forward to seeing everyone at our mid-season championship.