WASHED OUT: The Bundy Burnout pad is empty and wet at Carina Speedway after heavy rainfall in the region on Saturday.
WASHED OUT: The Bundy Burnout pad is empty and wet at Carina Speedway after heavy rainfall in the region on Saturday. Paul Donaldson BUN181117BURN3

IT'S A WASHOUT: Rain cancels sport in region

MOTORSPORT:

Bundy Burnouts says competitors and race fans will be fairly compensated after Saturday's meet was cancelled by wet weather.

In a frustrating day for sports fans in the region, the Burnouts was one of a host of sports forced to cancel following up to 25mm of rain on Saturday afternoon.

Not even an early start could save the event at Carina Speedway from finishing before the rain.

"We had a good showing of competitors and it was set up to be a comfortable event for all,” Bundy Burnouts promoter Neil Irvine said.

"Then the rain came, it got heavier and it started to get too wet in the venue.

"For safety concerns we had to call it.”

The event became the second Burnout event not to run in a month after a lack of numbers cancelled the last meet on October 22.

Irvine said those who arrived on the day would be looked after.

"We've taken race fans' bands and their details; they will get entry to another general event,” he said.

"We'll be working with competitors to make sure they are looked after as well.”

Irvine will also be in discussions with competitors about the next event on New Year's Eve with Saturday's event a qualifier to compete in the final event of the year.

Irvine said further details on that event would be finalised and locked in by the end of the week.

In other sports, play got under way in the Bundaberg Cricket Association before the rain intervened.

Both Norths and Past Highs Combined Country were batting against Brothers and The Waves respectively when play was stopped.

All sides will receive the same amount of points for the washout finish.

Softball was also abandoned with the Bundaberg Softball Association and Hervey Bay Softball Association not playing matches in the A-Grade competitions.



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