Super Pull revs up for Saturday night re-start

Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Lions Club 38th Annual Super Pull of the South will re-start tonight at 7 p.m. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

The 38th Annual Lions Club Super Pull of the South ran into the summer deluge that encompassed much of Middle Tennessee on Friday, washing out the opening night in Chapel Hill.

It was the first postponement of the opening night of the event since 1988.

"Our heartfelt thanks go out to those who braved the rain Friday at the Lions Super Pull of the South," said Chapel Hill Lions Club president Bill Beasley. "We apologize for your inconvenience and share in your frustration. Thanks to all the volunteers as well."

The Lions Club made the decision to postpone Friday night's session until Sunday, when all opening night tickets will be honored at the gate.

"The track is still covered and dry and Saturday night's pull will take place as scheduled weather permitting at 7 p.m.," said Beasley. "That will be followed by Sunday's session at 2 p.m. when all of Friday night tickets will be honored. If you were there on Friday, save your ticket to use Sunday. Thanks again for your support and understanding."

According to WSMV weather, the forecast is favorable to get both sessions completed the next two days as today's forecast calls a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms during the morning, followed by some clearing in the afternoon when the chance of precipitation drops to a 20-30% chance. Highs today will be near 80 degrees.

Overnight there will be a few spotty showers, and Sunday's forecast is also a good one with highs near 85 and only a 20-30% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.