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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 1:15 p.m.

Daytona Spring Turkey Run canceled. 

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 1:18 p.m.

Photo grabbed from SoloMatters: Cars on the grid at Dixie. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 1:27 p.m.

SRO Touring Cars at St. Pete have been officially canceled as well. From the release:

"As announced at 11:37 am Friday morning, the St. Petersburg Grand Prix has been cancelled. Event promoters after careful consideration, including regular communication with health officials, and city administrations regarding COVID-19, have made the decision to cancel the event.

"Information on the rescheduled TC America TCR/TCA Rounds 3 and 4 will be posted once available."

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 3:46 p.m.

Formula E has canceled two more events: Paris and Seoul. 

From the release:

"Months marked as red flags are March and April, with May currently categorised as a yellow flag and both June and July given the green flag, should the situation improve and stabilise."

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 3:48 p.m.

And, of course, remember to breathe. 

Breathe in, breathe out.

Feels better, right?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 3:51 p.m.

Toronto Motorama is open and will run through Sunday, March 15.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 4:13 p.m.

More news from IMSA:

"The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) received notifications over the last 24 hours of the following changes to its race schedule through the end of April.

"The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar. 13-15) and the Grand Prix of Alabama (April 3-5) will not take place as previously scheduled. This unfortunate news impacts the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama (GPSP and GPA) and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America (GPA).

"IMSA also received public notification late yesterday afternoon from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach organizers that this year’s event will not take place as previously scheduled from April 17-19.

"The event promoter is currently in ongoing conversations with the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Convention Center and the impacted race sanctioning bodies to discuss alternate options and the viability of rescheduling this event at a later time in 2020. If that is not possible, then we look forward to participating in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 16-18, 2021.

"IMSA will promptly communicate any updates as further information is made available."

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 4:20 p.m.

24 Hours of Lemons to take a monthlong hiatus, impacting events scheduled for Willow Springs, NOLA and Autobahn. 

From today's release signed by Jay Lamm:

"We want to be racing. But we also need to accept our responsibility, and right now it appears that means keeping people distanced so that med workers, first responders, test kits, and other resources have a chance to keep up the crisis. I don’t wanna get sick, and you don’t wanna get sick, but what we really don’t want is everyone else getting sick and then not having the resources they need to get better.

"Starting today, Lemons will stop racing for a month–ie Willow SpringsNOLA, and Autobahn are affected. We’re talking to tracks as I write this in hopes we can get quickly rescheduled."

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 4:26 p.m.

Mecum's sale in Glenndale, Arizona, is still open this weekend. From the  Mecum site:

"The safety and well being of our customers and employees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following CDC and WHO guidelines. We encourage our customers to do the same. We will dutifully comply with any decisions made by the cities and venues where we conduct business. Our auction schedule remains unchanged at this time."

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 5:33 p.m.

From the Lane Motor Museum's Facebook page:

"Due to recent concerns with Coronavirus spreading throughout Nashville, we have made the following decisions concerning the museum: our children's play area will be closed until further notice; all vault tours will be cancelled until further notice; and there is a possibility that we will postpone our upcoming Start Your Engines event on Saturday, March 21. We will continue to monitor the situation and release updates as soon as we have them. Thank you for your understanding."

cmcgregor
cmcgregor Dork
3/13/20 5:45 p.m.

Just got the email that all Track Night in America events that were scheduled for the month of March are suspended.

 

Bummer.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 5:47 p.m.

Daytona Bike Week, including coleslaw wrestling, sound like it's continuing. 

From the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

"The CDC’s recommendations for social distancing were also nowhere in sight this week during the very up close and personal coleslaw wrestling matches at the Cabbage Patch Bar in Samsula. Attendance has been as high as ever for the matches between women rolling around in 2,000 pounds of shredded cabbage and oil, and Saturday’s final competition is still a go."

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 5:56 p.m.

More from SCCA, including suspended events scheduled for the rest of March:

Based on the latest updates regarding COVID-19, the current environment regarding public events and President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency today, the SCCA is suspending the following events across the remainder of March:

SCCA Track Night in America

  • March 19, Carolina Motorsports Park
  • March 19, Thunderhill Raceway
  • March 24, Memphis International Raceway

 SCCA Solo National Events:

  • March 20, ProSolo at zMAX Dragway
  • March 27, ProSolo at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

SCCA Starting Line Schools:

  • March 21, Portland International Raceway
  • March 28, Heartland Motorsports Park

SCCA Time Trials National Tour

  • March 28, Auto Club Speedway
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 6:08 p.m.

ChampCar is running at Harris Hill Raceway this weekend.

From their Facebook page:

"Currently, there is no plan to cancel ChampCar events. However, we will be monitoring the directives of local, state and federal authorities for direction. All ChampCar events will take place in open air spaces, including driver and staff meetings. Awards ceremonies and tech inspection will also take place in an open-air environment."

ShawnG
ShawnG UltimaDork
3/13/20 6:26 p.m.

RM  Sotheby's has changed their Palm Beach auction to "online only"

Might be some good deals.

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe Reader
3/13/20 6:48 p.m.

I just restarted a Hulu TV subscription to watch racing, now there's no racing to watch.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 8:09 p.m.

Daytona Bike Week update: Technically it's canceled. 

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/13/20 8:22 p.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/20 8:22 p.m.

Live this weekend: FIA Rally Mexico

earlybroncoguy1
earlybroncoguy1 New Reader
3/13/20 9:47 p.m.

All IndyCar races through April {St Pete, Birmingham, Long Beach, Austin) cancelled:

"After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR Series events through April. This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas which was to take place April 24-26. Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach, and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners, and media will always remain our top priority. We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule."

LoneStar Roundup car show in Austin rescheduled for September

12 hrs of Sebring rescheduled for November

 

Tom1200
Tom1200 Dork
3/13/20 10:55 p.m.

Bummer we had a pro solo in two weeks and the region worked so hard on it.

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose SuperDork
3/13/20 11:35 p.m.

VCMC in BC canceled their autocross tomorrow...

but only for the American competitors.  

Upside is, I suppose, not having to get up at 6.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
3/14/20 9:30 a.m.

VW Drag day at Irwindale moved to June

I bet the British car show will not happen since it's at a city park,

Long Beach flea market cancelled so probably the Motorcycle swap and Hot Rod show at the same place will be cancelled too, 

Pomona is 30 days away ,  probably will not happen....

I am already have withdrawal symptoms !

Floating Doc
Floating Doc GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/14/20 9:47 a.m.

I was registered for a local (Citrus PCA) autocross today. I had offered a codrive to a friend, he backed out last night. I didn't go either.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/14/20 10:58 a.m.

Formula D's Long Beach round canceled as well.

 

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