Round 7 of UTVRR's Southern Series kicked off promptly at 4:45pm on Saturday September 21st, 2013. Dry weather all week painted a dusty picture for Round 7. But Stony Lonesome had rain on order. Heavy rain throughout the morning soaked the track and afforded the drivers the prospect of a dust‐free race. At approx 1pm, the rain subsided and partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70's remained. Throughout the event, the sun stayed behind the clouds and with the sun setting at 6:53pm the weather couldn't have been better. Pit lane was busy and race preparations were in full swing throughout the day.