LONG POND, Pa. – Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, which was scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a 3:09 p.m. ET green flag, has been delayed until Monday owing to heavy rain and not enough time to dry the track before sunset.
Tomorrow’s rescheduled race will air on NBCSN at noon ET with a green flag of 12:09 p.m. ET.
It’s the second race for the Verizon IndyCar Series that has been rain delayed this year, along with Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas race was scheduled for June 11, delayed due to rain and weepers, then restarted on June 12 for 71 laps before heavy rains postponed it to next week, August 27.
Light rain started at about 12:45 p.m. ET and local time, with a light break for about an hour before the heavier rain started just after 2:15 p.m. ET.
#ABCSupply500 has been postponed until noon at NBCSN on Monday. Green flag at 12:09 p.m. ET and local time.
Coming off his best Supercross season to date, Enzo Lopes has re-signed with Muc-Off / ClubMX Yamaha and will race for the team in 2024. The deal is for Supercross only.
Lopes debuted in the Supercross series in 2019 on a Suzuki and scored his first top-10 finishes in his last two starts of that season. Showing consistent improvement, he earned six top-10s in eight Main events the following year and finished fifth in the 250 East standings. In 2022, he scored his first top-five at Daytona and finished in the top five in points again.
“I am happy to be returning to ClubMX for another season,” Lopes said in a press release. “It is like family to me there and that is very important. Although I had many options, staying where I am makes the most sense for many reasons. The bikes are great, the people are great, the tracks are amazing, and I am surrounded by people that care about me. We all want to win and together we will get there.”
While he improved his season-best performance by only one position this year, it was nevertheless a breakout season. Lopes barely missed the podium three times in 2023 with fourth-place finishes at San Diego, Seattle, and Denver.
His strong performance him rumored to be speaking with factory teams.
“We could see the growth from Enzo every time he gets on the bike,” said team owner Brandon Haas. “We all knew it was just a matter of time before he would be noticed by everyone, and we are proud of him on many levels. He had some heat race wins and qualified fastest at three events this season. It would be hard not to be noticed going that fast. He had a big decision to make and we are glad he chose to stay with us at ClubMX.”
Lopes had three podium finishes in heat races this year, including a win preceding his fourth-place finish in Denver.