Ed I dont think they will cancel the season.their best revenue is the sportsman racers right now and alot of guys have travelled and put in the work to get in good points position. I myself have been to 2 national events and 4 divisionals so there is racing out there you just have to hit the road and get to where they at
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Originally posted by jenavet: Ed I dont think they will cancel the season.their best revenue is the sportsman racers right now and alot of guys have travelled and put in the work to get in good points position. I myself have been to 2 national events and 4 divisionals so there is racing out there you just have to hit the road and get to where they at
Mike, the Division 1 schedule has been obliterated and now with Numidia cancelled for no reason, there's no reason not to think that the MG National and Divisional events won't be cancelled too. Add to the that very real possibility that Cecil and VMP will be cancelled too, due to the Covid-19 restrictions and it begs the question, why not cancel the season now.
As I've stated previously, they are a major corporation with a board of directors and sponsors. They will do what is politically and socially correct. What they won't do is defy or even test local and state governments.
Mike, a lot can and will happen before October, long before October with increased Covid-19 restrictions. As of this week, 43 states are on the rise with infections and I quote..."the virus is heading north, up the I-95 corridor." So based on yesterday's cancellation of the LODRS Numidia event, I wouldn't count on any NHRA LODRS or Mello Yello racing in division 1 the rest of the season but I hope I'm wrong.
Atco was canceled due to NJ requirements to quarantine for 14 days if you come from a red state, NY and CT also have this rule in effect now so NHRA had no choice for Atco's race. Thinking Numidia and what's to follow are and will be for similar reasons along with liability reasons. Whatever the reasons, this whole deal s u c k s.
I will say this, why would NHRA on D1's site post the Jegs Sportsman National race at NED is only a month away then BAM, cancel Numidia hours after! I don't see much hope for any of the currently scheduled races talking place...
Right now the New England states, NY, NJ, PA, WV, IL, MI are green (more further west).With Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia being red states and in PA's back yard,,, well you get the picture cuz the math is easy.
On the fence about joining us for the Jegs SPORTSnationals at Epping? How about we change it up and cancel the National Open on Sunday? Then let's change the date of the Jegs SPORTSnationals to August 22-23. Since you were already planning to be there August 21, how about coming a day earlier? How about we add a race on Thursday and Friday and call it a Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event?
For those that need better description, we have added an LODRS Divisional event to make up for cancelled events in conjunction with the Jegs SPORTSnationals at Epping August 20-23.
Full details to follow...
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