With the modified B-main underway, a severe thunderstorm warning in place and the winds picking up, Estevan Motor Speedway officials did the prudent thing and told everyone to get out.
The decision to cut Saturday's race program short came with the stock and mod features yet to be completed. Lightning strikes had been occurring in the area for more than half an hour and storm clouds were brewing.
Brad King won the hobby feature, and the modified B-main was only a handful of laps in when the grandstands emptied and the cars pulled off the track to load up.
Speedway marketing and promotions director Tracy Lewis-Miller said the points from the hobby feature will count in the season standings. The mod B-main, stock feature and mod feature will run at the beginning of the Aug. 3 race program.
In the hobby feature, King earned his second win of the year at Estevan in a race with several lead changes.
Micheal Dionne had the pole for the race and took the early lead, maintaining it through an early caution until King, from Parshall, N.D., overtook him on lap 13.
A late caution saw Eric Sinness take the lead on the restart, but there was another yellow flag less than a lap later involving Dionne that forced him to withdraw from the race.
King, who started the race in 12th, regained the lead after that and took the checkered flag.