After two weeks of being rained out, action will resume tonight at the Columbia Motor Speedway Park on Highway 395 in Hermiston.

Track owner/promotor Kevin Guthrie said the weather forecast looks more conducive to racing, and the classes scheduled to race Saturday night are the Super Streets, Limited Sportsman, Mini Stock, Hornets and the Hobby Stock.

In the Hornets, Dan Nelson leads the pack early on in the season with 364 points, but Austin Snodgrass is right behind him with 353. Mike Nelson is third with 323 and Chris Schneider is fourth with 315.

The Mini Stock class is led by Mark Matthews with 361 points while Brad Savage leads the Super Mini class with 327. Mike Atkins, Ray Whitbeck and Devin Petty are all breathing down Matthews’ neck with 323 points.

Larry Hodge is the current points leader in the Hobby Stock with 246 and Randy Alexander Jr. is in front in the Super Streets class with 339. Bobby Walker is just two points behind at 337.

Dan England has a nine-point lead on Dennis Long in the Late Models class with 361 points and Nelson is also leading the Limited Sportsman class with 245.

Guthrie said that race fans can expect to see a wide variety of cars and racing action at the ?-mile paved oval track.

“You can see everything from Geo Metros to 500-horsepower Late Models battling it out,” Guthrie said. “One of the crowd favorites are the Columbia River Legends cars.”

The Legends, scheduled to race for the first time this season on June 4, are a fife-eigths scale car with the body of cars in the 1930s and 1940s. They are powered by Yamaha motorcycle engines and Guthrie said they are “definitely a crowd pleaser.”

For the complete season racing schedule, visit the track’s website at www.columbiamotorspeedway.com.

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