By Matt Lincoln
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The racing schedule at Southside Speedway has been put on a temporary hold because of illness to its owner. Sue Clements, the promoter and owner, recently had a stroke, and the track is going to hold off all racing business until doctors can clear her to handle the stress.
But track public relations director Chris Stefi is optimistic that racing will happen at Southside this summer. In fact, he believes, the schedule can even start at its usual time if Clements gets cleared by the end of next month. Racing usual begins at Southside Speedway in the middle of March. Stefi says the track can be ready for racing shortly after Clements tells them she is ready.
The track became NASCAR sanctioned in December, and the Clements and NASCAR are working together to get the Whelen series schedule figured out based around her recovery time.
Schedule updates will be posted on the track's website, www.southsidespeedway.com. Tune to NBC12 for updates as well.