Storms cancel 1st race

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2011

Waves of strong storms left damage across a wide area of Alabama on Friday, and forced promoters to cancel the first race of a busy weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway.

An apparent tornado damaged a motel in Tuscaloosa and struck an oil change business, the Associated Press reported.

Thunderstorms were expected in Covington County late last night and into the early morning hours.