Riverside Speedway survived the flooding from late August tropical storm Irene that devistated lower Vermont and New Hampshire, but was not so fortunate in the spring. The river overran its banks and flooded the speedway...
A lot of work went into restoring the speedway, but it was done and we were here to get a look at one of the more out-of-the-way facilities we seen. Nonetheless, everything looked great and the racing was fantastic.
One neat thing we saw was in the cyclone division. They were running a special 50 lap race this night and used a method for stopping and starting the cars when normally there would be a caution.
Instead of throwing a yellow, a red flag was waved by all corner workers and the flagman and all cars had to stop as quickly as possible and wait out the incident. When all was clear, the announcer called out, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and everyone continued to race. It was very effective in keeping the cars in order and maintaining the gaps.