The season opener at Claremont Motorsports Park (NH), headlined by the first event of the 2020 Granite State Pro Stock Series, has been postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order for the state on Thursday, forcing the postponement.
“Well the news we were expecting finally came today,” reads Claremont’s post. “The State of NH has closed all Non-Essential business until May 4th. Not the news we were all hoping for but everybody’s health and welfare HAS to be our top priority at this time.
“Over the next couple of weeks we will be working on a revised schedule. As of now we are hoping to be able to hold a open practice on Wed. May 6 and our opener will be on Friday, May 8 with the battle of the Belt Street Stock event. This is not etched in stone at this time. Please everybody stay safe be smart and we will be back at the track soon!”
While Claremont plans to compete on May 8, the Claremont GSPSS event has been rescheduled for August 7.
“The April 25 event has been moved to Friday, Aug 7th at Claremont Motorsports Park. “We will continue to stay focused on the 2020 season and will be 100% ready when we can get to the track!
“As of now our opener will be at the Star Speedway for the Pack the Track Hedges Excavating 100 on Saturday May 9th. 2020 can not come soon enough!”
Stay tuned to Speed51 for continued updates regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on short track racing.
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