It turned out to be inevitable, but for Fox Boyz Racing and the Kinross Speedpark it was not the end result they were hoping for.
Track promoters, volunteers, racers, fans and sponsors alike have patiently waited throughout the summer of 2020 for the moment they could re-unite together from both sides of the International Border at the facility they call their summer home.
But this past weekend it was announced by authorities from the United States and Canada that the border between the two countries will remain closed to ‘non-essential’ travel for at least another 30 days (until at least Sept. 21).
That announcement spelt the final delay, and official cancellation of any of the remaining events scheduled at the 1/4 mile asphalt oval this race season.
The track had been hopeful to complete at least two events in the month of September should situations permit them to do so, but this announcement today officially cancels the September 5th regular show and the September 11-12 Memorial Invitational.
‘As a collective group we had remained hopeful that restrictions would provide us a situation to be back trackside at the Speedpark in 2020’ began Fox Boyz Racing Volunteer Director of Race Day Operations / PR Gerry Liscumb Jr.
‘We are disappointed for everyone that holds the passion for the sport, our facility and each other that we have to announce this today. It’s a tough pill to swallow’ Liscumb continued.
Looking forward, the track has been pro-active and released it’s 2021 schedule of events in previous weeks to provide everyone an early look in what to expect when local stock car racing action hits the asphalt next summer.
That information can be found on their official website at www.racekinross.com.
Additionally, track officials have a number of projects and plans in the works that they hope to complete this fall to continue to better and enhance everyone’s experience at the facility.
‘We would like to thank all of our racing family for their continued support and understanding during these very trying times. It’s most important that we hit the track together and we hope everyone stays safe, healthy and ready to go come the time the 2021 green flag flies’ said Liscumb.
“From all of us involved with Fox Boyz Racing we would like to thank the Kinross Charter Township, Chippewa County Health Department, Kinross EMS, Kinross Volunteer Fire Department, Anytime Towing, Contingency Connection, Hot Shoe 100, United Way of the EUP and all other user groups we utilize each summer along with the drivers, volunteers, fans and sponsors for their understanding throughout the past number of days and months’ he concluded.
The Kinross Speedpark is a proud member of the Contingency Connection ‘Racer Rewards’ program, located at the Kinross Community Park in Kinross, Michigan.
They can be found online at www.racekinross.com along with their social media networks on Facebook (/kinrossspeedpark), Instagram (@racekinross) and Twitter (@racekinross)