“By the time the ATV race was over the skies were turning dark, the temperature was dropping and some rain was beginning the fall. It led to a muddy and cold Youth Bike Race. Then the weather kept getting worse, and worse and worse.”It rained hard in the middle of the night, and then the wind started rolling in harder and harder. By Sunday morning the wind was out of control, and it was taking its toll on the Steele Creek facility. EZ-Ups were strewn everywhere. Port-A-Johns were knocked down. The GNCC finish line and podium were destroyed, speaker towers were down everywhere, while the factory teams battled to keep their tents and awnings on the ground. In the woods, you could hear hundreds of trees snapping under the heavy wind.”Finally, the power lines at Steele Creek hit the ground, and the local power company came it to fix the problem. This brought the local sheriff to the race, and since the everything was on hold until the power company was finished, the wind kept pounding and trees kept falling.”Finally, mercifully, the race was cancelled for the day. Luckily, the wind appears to have only damaged trees and equipment, and not people.”
For more information on the Steele Creek GNCC (or lack thereof), visit GNCCracing.com.