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LIVE UPDATES: Updated 4-3-2020 –
Port Royal Postpones Schedules Until May 2
PORT ROYAL, PA- The Port Royal Speedway has made the difficult decision to postpone/ cancel the entire month of April’s schedule. Dates affected include April 4th, April 11th’s URC 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge with Mid Atlantic Modifieds, the 5th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic sanctioned by the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars on April 18th, April 19th’s “Rumble by the River” for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and April 25th’s Open Wheel Madness Race to Cure Cancer Night.
Port Royal management’s original plans suggested a week to week approach for the Speedway, however once the stay at home order was extended for the month of April, and with the ASCoC and Lucas Oil Late Models following suit, it became clear this was their proper route to take. The Port Royal staff us working hard and is in frequent communication with the various touring series in regards to finding suitable dates to reschedule the events affected.
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All Star Postponed Dates In April For Sprint Series
BROWNSBURG, IN – The entire April segment of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule has been postponed. The seven events affected by the recent social distancing extension includes Attica Raceway Park’s Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, the $12,000-to-win Thursday Night Thunder event at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 16, the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 17, the fifth running of the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 18, the Johnny Grum Classic at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 19, and the season’s first visit to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 25. Series and track officials are working together to find suitable make-up dates.
“Originally, we were going to take a week-to-week approach, but with the stay at home orders in certain states and social distancing guidelines, it made sense to postpone the month of April,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “We hope to reschedule as many dates as possible once we are able to return to racing.” Tentatively, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their 2020 championship point season on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway, respectively.
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Flat Rock, Toledo Alter Schedules
TOLEDO, OH – Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway racing schedules have been adjusted. All Flat Rock Speedway events scheduled through May 5 and all Toledo Speedway events scheduled through May 21 have been postponed or cancelled. The April 25 Motor City 200 at Flat Rock has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled. The May 16 ARCA Menards Series East Series race at Toledo has been postponed and the rescheduled date will be announced.
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Lucas Oil LM Series Eyes Return In May
BATAVIA, OH – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have postponed and cancel additional events. This extension now also affects events at Hagerstown Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, and Macon Speedway. The series hopes to resume the original schedule on May 1st at Ponderosa Speedway and May 2nd at Florence Speedway.
Port Royal Speedway’s Rumble by the River, originally scheduled for April 19th, has been postponed until Thursday, August 27th. The Nininger Tribute at Hagerstown Speedway, scheduled for April 18th, has now been canceled. Also canceled are the Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway scheduled for April 24th and the April 25th event at Macon Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials look forward to the return to Tri-City Speedway on July 17th for the NAPA Know How 50; and to Hagerstown Speedway and Macon Speedway in 2021.
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Selinsgrove Cancels April 4 URC Series Season Opener
SELINSGROVE, PA – Selinsgrove Speedway has cancelled the Saturday, April 4 racing program of URC Sprints, limited Late Models and Roadrunners. The show was to be the first of seven events slated this year at the track for 360 c.i. Sprint cars, featuring the season debut of the URC Sprints series circuit.
The 360 sprints will return to Selinsgrove on May 2 when the ASCS Sprints national tour invades for the Battle of the Groves event in tandem with URC. Selinsgrove Speedway’s next slated event is Saturday, April 11 when the ULMS late models April Attack is slated to take place along with action for the limited late models and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunner division. If able to take place on April 11, racing begins at 6 pm.
Following two Saturdays off on April 18 and April 25, the oval will host the kickoff of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series on Sunday night, April 26, featuring the Modern Heritage 410 Sprints in the Ray Tilley Classic along with action for the super late models. It continues to be the mission of Selinsgrove to begin its season as soon as possible while also adhering to the most prudent guidance available regarding the current health crisis gripping the state and nation.
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Outlaw Speedway Postpones Thru The Month Of April
DUNDEE, NY – The Outlaw Speedway regretfully announce that all activities at the facility have been postponed thru the entire month of April 2020. When the restrictions become more relaxed that both the State and Federal levels, Outlaw Speedway will then reevaluate the schedule and perhaps make necessary adjustments accordingly.
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No Racing In April At Merrittville Speedway
THOROLD, ONT – Merrittville Speedway has announced that there will be no racing during the month of April. The events that have been postponed include the test, tune, and inspection day on April 11, the Spring Sizzler on April 18 featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints, and the 69th season opener on Saturday, April 25. “We at Merrittville Speedway have every intention of opening for the 2020 season” comments owners Don and Lorraine Spiece.
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Research Center Closed In Watkins Glen, N.Y.
WATKINS, GLEN, NY – The International Motor Racing Research Center has temporarily closed the to the public, altered plans for programming, deployed their team remotely and delayed exhibition openings to protect the health of staff and community.
Big, interesting projects underway: women in motorsports exhibitions, new original street course and Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame brochures and mobile apps are still in the works. While they will continue to plan physical exhibitions and programs, the center will adapt as needed: imagine online exhibitions, curator’s talks, and virtual tours.
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Fulton Speedway Cancels Highbank Holdup Weekend
FULTON, NY – The Fulton Speedway has cancelled its annual opening Highbank Holdup Weekend to be held on April 24 and 25.
“It’s unfortunate that we do have to cancel the weekend, we were waiting a bit just hoping something would change for the better and give the fans a weekend of racing,” noted Fulton General Manager Cory Reed, “However, the safety of our fans, employees and the competitors comes first. I’m confident we eventually hold races but we also want to make sure it’s safe for all to attend.”
The weekend was filled with the Highbank Holdup 60 for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Central Region Sportsman Series events, the Empire Super Sprints and Fulton’s own Late Models. “I talked to Dean (Reynolds) quite a bit over the last few weeks. While we had our fingers crossed and just hope something would break it was the best decision by far,” Reed went on, “With this being a weekend event and with the uncertainty of when we all will be racing, we will just cancel. When we get back all the tracks will want to open up and run, we just don’t want to interfere with weekly scheduling.”
Fulton is scheduled to resume weekly racing on May 2. “Of course, May 2 is very tentative but we will be ready if the government officials give us the green light and it’s safe. We just encourage everyone to watch our social media.”
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Hard Clay Open Postponed At Orange County Speedway
MIDDLETOWN, NY – The ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed. The event, serving as the opener for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) North Region, was scheduled for Sunday, April 19. As regulations are in place for COVID-19 in New York State, OCFS has postponed all racing until at least May 2. “This was an inevitable situation,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said.
“We have been in communication with Brett (Hearn, OCFS director of motorsports) about the possibility of making this event up. At this time, we both agree we would like to run the event if possible but it is very difficult to nail down a date with the situation evolving so rapidly.”
The next scheduled event for the STSS is set for Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., a South Region Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman event on Wednesday, April 29. Next up for the North Region, both Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman, is the 70th Anniversary Race at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., on Sunday, May 3.
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Eibach Manufacturing Plant Remains Open
CORONA, CA – Eibach North America will remain open while taking every precaution necessary unless otherwise directed by the government. Eibach management is committed to decrease the spread of COVID-19, while devoted to fulfilling all incoming orders.
“The health and safety of our team members and customers are our top priority. To ensure the safety of our team members and comply with CDC guidelines we have minimized the amount of staff on hand to practice social distancing and reduce all interaction,” Eibach announced in a prepared statement. “In addition, we have closed off all public entrances to the building and implemented proper training techniques to keep ourselves and areas disinfected during this growing pandemic.”
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Bicknell Closed Across Both Borders
ST. CATHERINES, ONT - Due to the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Bicknell Racing Products closed all divisions on Tuesday, April 2nd until further notice. This includes their location in St. Catharines, Ontario in Canada and their Niagara Falls, N.Y.
“We urge all of you to join us in going home and self-isolating and helping stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The sooner we all join in, the sooner we will be able to go racing,” was the message from members of the Bicknell, Williamson, Slack and Jones families. Bicknell will continue to take on-lines orders and email tech support remains available from information provided on the company web-site. *
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Four Race ‘Battle of the Bay’ RUSH Speed Week Canceled
GEORGETOWN, DE – A four-night speedweek for the RUSH Late Model Series – the ‘Battle of the Bay’ – has emerged as a favorite for competitors in the division and race fans in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia has been canceled. The ‘Battle of the Bay’ event at Georgetown Speedway on Thursday, April 16 has been canceled in addition to affiliate events at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (April 15), Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md. (April 17) and Va.’s Winchester Speedway (April 18).
“We are all very disappointed, but this is the right decision at this time,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Vicki Emig and Mike Leone from the RUSH series have done a fantastic job with the ‘Battle of the Bay’ and it has attracted cars from a widespread geographic region to our facility.”
Georgetown and RUSH management will examine any open dates to possibly reschedule a touring series race later in the 2020 season. Scheduled to accompany the RUSH Late Model event on April 16 was the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial for the Sunoco Super Late Models paying $3,026 to win. The event will be rescheduled to another date this season.
“We definitely want to make up the Mark Williams Memorial Race this year,” Deyo said. “We’ll find a place for it on our schedule once we get back to racing.” The next scheduled Georgetown Speedway event is slated for May 15 with the Deron Rust Memorial paying $3,960 to win for the Modifieds plus Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,396 to win), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
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Import & Performance Nationals Postponed
CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events has postponed the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals benefiting Driven to Cure. This event was originally scheduled for May 15-17. The rescheduled dates are August 14-16, making this the latest this show has ever been held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. * * * * *
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Pinty’s Series Bowmansville Race Put Off By NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR has postponed the Pinty’s Series season opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Bowmansville). The 2020 season of NASCAR competition in Canada was set to begin May 17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. No makeup date has yet been set. The season’s second race is currently scheduled for June 6 at Jukasa Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario.
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Lime Rock Park Postpones May Season Opener
LAKEVILLE, CT – SRO Motorsport America announced the postponement of its races scheduled in May, including the Touring Car Festival at Lime Rock Park. The TC America and Pirelli GT4 America races as part of the Touring Car Festival were originally scheduled for May 8-9 and will be rescheduled to a future date later in 2020. SRO Motorsports America officials plan on announcing the new date for the Touring Car Festival in the coming weeks.
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LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-26-2020 –
- ALL EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND HAVE NOW BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED INCLUDING LINCOLN, BAPS, WILLIAMS GROVE and SELINSGROVE.
- PORT ROYAL HAD PREVIOUSLY CANCELLED FOR TWO WEEKS.
- Fonda, NY Speedway has pushed back the opener to Saturday, May 2
- Bridgeport Speedway has put it’s season on hold until gathering restrictions are lifted.
- INDIANAPOLIS 500 postponed until Sunday August 23rd
- IndyCar road race at Indianapolis now July 4th as part of NASCAR Brickyard Weekend.
- CHECK AARN’S BREAKING NEWS WIN LIST TAB on the front-page of our web-site for cancelations as they happen and postponed dates for speedway and series events.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-20-2020 –
- Path Valley & Five Mile Point Cancel Events
Path Valley Holds Out. To Friday To Cancel
SPRING RUN, PA - Events scheduled for Saturday at the Path Valley Speedway were the last to be cancelled in the northeast. Path Valley was still scheduled on Thursday night to run a program on Saturday, March 21st that consisted of Limited Late Models and two divisions of Micro Sprints.
Those hopes came to an end for the rural track located between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh when Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf closed down all nonessential businesses in a press conference on Thursday night.
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Despite Unique Plans Five Mile Cancels Practice
KIRKWOOD, NY – Despite COVID-19 safety pre-cautions put in place, Five Mile Point Speedway promoter Andy Harpell cancelled a Saturday practice session on his 1/2 mile dirt track on Tuesday.
Harpell had unqiue plans in place that he felt would allow the first event of the track’s 70th anniversary season to go on without the spread of the Corona Virus.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-19-2020 –
- Path Valley Speedway IS RACING!
- Orange County Fair Speedway Delays Season Opener till May 2nd
PATH VALLEY MOVING FORWARD WITH SEASON OPENER, SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Speedway management has made the decision to continue with the scheduled program this Saturday, March 21st. Gates will now open at 1:00PM and warms ups will be at 3:00PM due to the forecasted low temperatures. This WILL NOT be a points race.
Saturday, March 21
Limited Late Models + T.A. Ward Construction 270cc Micros + Macri Concrete 600cc Micros + 4 Cylinder Thunder Cars + SCDRA 4 Cylinder Strictly Stocks
With that being said please use your own judgement and common sense as to whether or not you should be coming.
ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SEASON OPNER DELAYED TILL MAY 2ND
MIDDLETOWN, NY – At this time, in compliance with best practices for dealing with the COVID-19 virus, OCFS is officially delaying opening night till Saturday, May 2nd. Our website will be updated shortly to reflect this change. Our apologies to the fans for the delay.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-17-2020 –
- BAPS Motor Speedway Cancels Season Opener
- Stafford Spring Sizzler – Rescheduled to May 30-31
- Lincoln Speedway Cancels March 21 Program
- Selinsgrove Speedway Cancels March 21 Season Opener for Modifieds
- Williams Grove Speedway Canceled for March 20;
- Port Royal Speedway Closes for 2 Weeks; STSS Modified Event Postponed;
- Thompson Speedway Icebreaker Tentatively Reschedule for May 15-16.
- Bridgeport & New Egypt Speedway Postpone Opening Practice Sessions
UPDATE: BAPS Motor Speedway has decided to cancel the Wednesday, March 18, Test & Tune and Saturday, March 21, Opening Day.
The management team at BAPS Motor Speedway is making this decision in an effort to keep employees safe and for the well-being of race teams and the fans traveling to the speedway.
We are monitoring the situation as it progresses and will provide updates on upcoming events at the speedway.
NAPA Spring Sizzler Rescheduled To May 30-31; Double Header Weekend Set For End of May; 2020 Season To Kick-Off May 22
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – The 49th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler has been tentatively rescheduled to Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st due to the directive from NASCAR, the CDC, and the State of Connecticut relating to Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Stafford Speedway will open its season Friday, May 22 with a NASCAR Weekly Racing series program including all five of Stafford’s weekly divisions.
The previously scheduled Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 slated for Friday, May 29th will remain on the schedule, setting up a double-header weekend for all five of Stafford’s NASCAR weekly racing series divisions.
“We’re making adjustments to the 2020 schedule due to the coronavirus and the executive order implemented by the governor,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “We’ve worked with NASCAR to reschedule the Sizzler to the end of May. We will have an exciting weekend for race fans with the inaugural Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 on Friday and the 49th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® Saturday and Sunday.”
Open practice has been moved to Saturday, May 9. All teams competing at Stafford Speedway in 2020 are welcome to attend. Events scheduled for Friday, May 1st and Friday, May 8th have been canceled. The May 15 Modified Open 80 event has been rescheduled to Friday, September 4 to eliminate conflicts with Thompson Speedway’s opening event. The Late Model 50 scheduled for September 4 has been moved to Friday, September 11.
“We are in some unprecedented circumstances but we look forward to getting back on track whenever it is safe for drivers, teams, and fans,” continued Arute. “Safety is the number one concern right now but looking at the double header this sets up at the end of May we have a unique opportunity to have a really exciting weekend for fans and teams. Thirteen races over the course of three days is something we’ve never done. We’ve taken a hard look at the schedule and reshuffled dates to make it work. We want to thank all the fans for their patience.
“All future dates remain tentative, pending any additional guidance from the CDC, state of Connecticut, or NASCAR,” explained Arute. “We will continue to monitor the situation and take additional action if necessary. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track soon.”
Lincoln Speedway Cancels March 21 Racing
Abbottstown, PA – Lincoln Speedway will not be racing this Saturday, March 21. Keep up to date on all speedway news and information by visiting the track’s official website www.lincolnspeedway.com and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MARCH 21 SEASON OPENER
POSTPONED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Saturday, March 21, season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway has been postponed in accordance with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendations on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Modifieds were scheduled to make their first appearance at the track since 2013 this Saturday. The race will be rescheduled in March 2021.
Speedway officials will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and will make a decision next week on the Sunday, March 29, program featuring 410 sprint cars and super late models.
“While we were looking forward to the return of the Modifieds this Saturday the responsible action to take at this time is to follow the state and federal guidelines on the Coronavirus pandemic,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We also took into consideration many of the modified teams and fans would be traveling from New Jersey and New York where the virus has hit hardest. Everyone’s safety and well-being are the first priority.”
Modified teams that pre-registered for the race will have their checks mailed back to them.
For the latest updates and race status, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
Williams Grove Cancels March 20
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will not be racing this Friday, March 20, based on the recommendations of the governor of Pennsylvania. The status of future races will be announced. Keep up to date on all speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com.
Port Royal Speedway STSS ‘Speed Showcase’ Postponed by COVID-19
PORT ROYAL, PA – In accordance with recommendations from national and regional leaders with regards to COVID-19, Port Royal Speedway and the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have announced the postponement of the ‘Speed Showcase’ this Sunday, March 22 at the Juniata County facility.
Port Royal will take a two-week hiatus from racing starting this weekend, speedway promoter Steve O’Neal said.
STSS director Brett Deyo said information on further schedule announcements will be released in the coming days and weeks.
“This is an unprecedented situation that evolves every day,” he said. “We are putting the health of our racers, competitors, teams, fans, officials, safety workers and media first and foremost.
“It’s important as a nation we do our best to combat COVID-19 and we can all look forward to getting back to normal sooner rather than later.”
Deyo and O’Neal are looking at Sunday, October 18 for the event’s make-up date.
“We definitely want to get the Modifieds to Port Royal this season,” Deyo said. “In two short years, this race has become a ‘must-attend’ for competitors and fans.”
The STSS website and social media channels will be updated frequently with information on coming events.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail email@example.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 17, 2020) – In response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the Port Royal Speedway will be postponing racing activities for the next two weeks effectively starting with this weekend’s double header.
The postponement includes the March 21-22 races, along with the March 28th activities. The goal is to return to racing April 4th, 2020.
In the meantime, along with members of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, track officials will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials, along with information based on recommended guideline of the CDC, to make the best decisions regarding a return to action.
Promoters from the ULMS Racing Series and the Short Track Super Series are behind the decision and we will also be working alongside of them to find appropriate dates to make-up any cancelled racing events.
The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remains a priority and we will continue to provide updates via our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
We understand these are trying times and we want to do our part in ensuring our fellow Pennsylvanian’s remain healthy and safe and look forward to returning to racing when we can. We thank all the fans for their continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR 46TH ANNUAL LIQUID DEATH ICEBREAKER WEEKEND
MAY 15th-16th TO TENTATIVELY OPEN RACE SEASON
THOMPSON, Conn. — After conversations with all stakeholders, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced on Tuesday the new date for the 46th annual Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend. The prestigious event is now tentatively set to take place May 15-16, including the headlining NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Death To Plastic 150.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the date is tentative, as the situation is fluid and changes are occurring across the motorsports industry daily. A full schedule for the event will be released once available.
The original date for the Liquid Death Icebreaker, April 3rd-5th, was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but Thompson Speedway officials were committed to finding the right date and releasing it to the public as quickly as possible.
“After working with all of the different parties involved, we feel this is the best weekend to run the Icebreaker and kick-off the Thompson racing season,” Terry Eames, the General Manager of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, said. “Just like the entire racing community, we are disappointed that we can’t start the race season as originally scheduled. However, we will continue to abide by our Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Orders and CDC suggestions during this time. We fully expect to begin the season with the Icebreaker, May 15-16, and look forward to seeing everyone back at the track soon.”
The health of our valued race teams, fans, staff and customers is paramount during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have cleaned the property thoroughly to do our part to stop the spread of the virus and will continue to do so in the future.
For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit thompsonspeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY POSTPONES THIS WEEKENDS PRACTICE
We have been in communication with the NJ Government Agencies regarding the restrictions imposed on the state of NJ. We all feel it is the best interest of our teams, fans, and staff to put a hold on all events for this weekend and until we and the state feels it is safe to resume events at the Speedway.
We will continue to keep you updated on all social media and our website for a revised beginning of the year schedule.
We are all anxious to see and compete on the new “Kingdom of Speed” at Bridgeport Motorsports Park, but our safety must come first. We will see you all soon.
OUTLAW SPEEDWAY FORCED TO CANCEL 2020 ARNOT MALL CAR SHOW
(Dundee, NY) Timing is everything and such is the case with this year’s 2020 Outlaw Speedway Arnot Mall Car Show presented by Lane’s Yamaha. With ever raising concerns of the Corona Virus and following along with state and federal protocol, representatives of the Arnot Mall notified Outlaw Speedway that the Annual Car Show event would have to be cancelled.
“We opted to hold our car show late this year and it bit us, stated Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri. We had numerous other car shows that we attended prior to our own show so we opted to go with our show at the Arnot Mall just prior to race season. A lot of things have changed over the past couple weeks with all the new rules being put in place by the state and federal governments relevant to public gatherings. Things have been virtually changing on a daily basis. Sometimes on an hourly basis. Really this is out of our control so we will just move on and prepare for our practice dates and season opener.”
As of this writing the two scheduled open practice dates set for April 3 and 10, 2020 are still set to go as well as the season opener on Saturday, April 11 with the Cindy Lane Memorial Lucas Oil Nationals.
“At this point we are still planning on practice and racing as scheduled, however that could all change in the upcoming days. Again, we are pretty much at the mercy of the State of New York and the Federal Government. It’s almost like dealing with Mother Nature and rain outs. A lot of these things are uncontrollable, and we must roll with it. It’s a matter of public safety and we all want to do our part.” That again according to Siri.
For those that had planned on attending the Arnot Mall Car Show to either purchase 2020 season passes, pay for reserved seats or seasonal towers they can do so by going to the tracks Facebook account and follow the necessary procedures. The same holds true with the all new Outlaw Speedway apparel. In any case business can still be conducted thru the mail.
Siri along with his partner, Jordan Lynch would like to thank all the drivers that had registered cars for this years show as well as all those that had acknowledged on attending as far as sponsors, fans, employees and crew members.
In addition, the management would like to especially thank representatives of Lane’s Yamaha of Watkins Glen for their continued support of the car show as well as Goodrich Auto Works and Goody’s Graphics for sponsoring the Tire Changing Competition.
“There are far worse things in this world than having to cancel the car show, stated Siri. The Corona Virus must be taken seriously and we are just trying to do our part in not promoting the spread of the disease. We want to thank all of our supporters in their understanding during these most difficult times.”
For additional information regarding the Outlaw Speedway including any potential adjustments to the upcoming schedule of events simply go to www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/ or on the web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com