Round 4 of UTVRR's Southern Series kicked off promptly at 7:00pm on Saturday May, 18th, 2013. A new jump was added to the short course section to provide a new challenge to the drivers as well as provide plenty of photograph and video opportunities for the spectators.
All week long the rain had been constant and the forecast for race day was more rain and storms. During the morning hours, several heavy storms blew through the area, but come race time...the skies were clear and rain stayed away. The temperature at the start of the race was in the high 70's with high humidity. During the race, the temperature dropped slightly but the humidity remained. At approximately 5:45pm the racers began to take their positions on the grid.