But when Saturday night arrived, the rain did not.
Dixie had been scheduled to host the United Sprint Car Series’ Outlaw Thunder Tour. The day before the races were to be held, the USCS elected to postpone its portion of the event until Aug. 10, with the thought that the drivers traveling from several states away would not make the trip to Woodstock if there was a strong possibility that they would be rained out.
When the special event was postponed, Dixie officials were quick to announce that there would still be racing at the track, if weather permitted, and the weather certainly did.
Fans still had plenty of entertainment with a full program of Dixie regulars.
Jody and Tony Knowles took the top two places in the Super Late Models. Doug Stephens was third, followed by Jason Croft. Points leader Donald McIntosh placed fifth, allowing Croft to gain a few points.
In the Limited Late Models, Matt Dooley won his first race of the season at Dixie. Jason Williams took second, followed by Michael McConnell.
Other winners included Dustin Rogers (Crate Late Model), Richard Bagby (Super Bomber), Shane Smith (Econo Bomber), Ronnie Faucett (Pony Stock) and George Wilson (Cruiser).
Smith has now won three of the last Econo Bomber races and holds a lead of more than 50 points over Dan Meadows.
This weekend promises even more excitement. In addition to the full slate of races, fans will be treated to the first demolition derby of the season.