Is my race canceled?
Should I sign up for a new race?
We have extended payment deadlines for all events up to two weeks before the scheduled event weekend. So yes, you can sign up for any future race, and you won’t be on the hook for the normal deadlines.
What precautions/rules will be in place for events that do happen?
Additional regulations may include the following:
- Face covers (to keep your own cootie-filled spit goobers in, not to keep the virus out) required outside your paddock area
- Social distancing aggressively enforced
- Symptomatic and/or high-risk entrants must stay home: You are responsible for owning up to, and acting on, your own health condition and risk factors
- Streamlined gate, tech, and check-in processes
- No HQ desk–all functions move to front gate or tech area
- Transponders distributed and re-collected at tech
- Come to Gear Tech fully suited–your gear gets checked while you’re in it
- Timed stop-and-go penalties (except where public humiliation can be done safely)
- No hot pit fueling (except where distanced, controlled fueler flow possible)
- Drivers meetings and awards ceremony held online
- Socialize within your team only; no inter-team meals or gathering unless proper distancing can be (and is) rigorously followed
- Paddock spaces to be separated as directed onsite
- Until further notice, we can’t allow spectators or onsite registrations–everyone through the gate MUST be a pre-registered driver or crew!
What’s the checklist for green-lighting an event?
In order for an event to happen, the answer to all of these questions must be “Yes.”
- 1) Can we hold the event without flouting a government reg or restriction?
- 2) Can we institute systems and protocols so that if someone has Covid-19, any spread should remain in their team?
- 3) Can these systems and protocols be fully in place at that track when the event starts?
- 4) Can our staff work and travel with acceptable levels of safety?
- 5) Can enough racers participate to make it worth all of that hassle?