Talladega Making Accomodations for Drought
Race fans headed to Talladega Superspeedway this week may need to leave their lighters at home.
Talladega Superspeedway issued a burn ban for the race week that ends on October 24th. That comes on top of bans from Governor Robert Bentley and the State Forestry Commission.
The ban includes campfires, pit fires, bonfires, and the use of fireworks on Talladega grounds.
Grant Lynch is the chairman of Talladega Superspeedway. He says this isn’t the first time weather conditions have made for a change in plans.
“There are certain times, whether it’s like when we were going through the tornado period of 2010 and 2011 with tornado warnings we were under for two years straight there, and it wasn’t the most pleasant thing to go through. Neither is this, but there are things you do as a facility to make it as safe as possible for folks that are coming to your place.”
Talladega averages over one hundred thousand people on a race week.