Story By: TIM BALTZ – HOGANSBURG, NY – The much anticipated 2020 season opener which was to feature a 6-division card on May 15th, has come to a halt due to reasons beyond anyone’s control.
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak many restrictions have been put into place across the United States limiting social gatherings, border travel restrictions and all sporting events essentially canceled until further notice.
No timeline has been set as to when restrictions will be lifted at the current time which means for the first time since the 2009 season the opener will be postponed until we all know more regarding the current situation.
For those who are curious as to payment of VIP booths for the new year at the speedway or if you were interested in purchasing a booth this year, we will be holding off payments for the time being and reassess the situation at the beginning of May.
Much like the race fans and all MIR competitors the staff and management want to hear the roar of the engines and see the great racing action that we are all anticipating out of the 2020 season. However, lives are at risk with the current pandemic and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, our racing family feels it is important for everyone’s safety, to stay home and follow the necessary guidelines from all officials across the country, and we will be back on track very soon.
We also know that this deadly virus has been hitting close to home and the thoughts and prayers from the staff and management at the Mohawk International Raceway go out to everyone who has been affected by the Global Pandemic.
We will continue to provide updates when they come available on our website at mohawkintlraceway.com as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.