Salem, IN – Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park (CMP) and Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS (CRA) officials, announced today that CRA SpeedFest 2021 will not be held in Cordele, GA on January 22 and 23, as originally scheduled. Track representatives informed CRA yesterday that local health officials notified the track that they should not host SpeedFest as scheduled in January due to the spike in local COVID cases and deaths.
Crisp Motorsports Park owner Wayne Lyle issued this statement, “Based on the high numbers and continued increase of local COVID cases, along with the warnings and documentation we have received from health officials, we have deemed it necessary to not host the event this year. The uncertainty of the situation in the coming weeks also made it impossible to realistically look at rescheduling at CMP any time during this traditional off season.”
Lyle continued, “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. SpeedFest at CMP has grown over the years and is a prestigious event. SpeedFest is so special to us and our community. This event is always great and it also gives our local economy such a boost. All that being said, the safety of everyone is still our number one priority.”
With this news from the Georgia track officials, CRA officials are looking at different potential relocation sites. Due to the late nature of the changes, a final decision about relocating the 2021 event will be made in the next 48 hours.
-Champion Racing Association Press Release
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