Days removed from another attempt at getting their season started Friday night with the Intimidator 100, Kalamazoo Speedway announced they will be suspending their season through August 8. This impacts six race dates in total, including the Kalamazoo Klash that was scheduled on Wednesday, July 29.
When the orders were released that allowed 500 people in the grandstands, Kalamazoo Speedway was going to attempt to make this happen. But when that order was rescinded to 100 people in the grandstands, that took the break-even point well below the bottom line,” Kalamazoo Speedway said in a statement. “And with yesterday’s extension of the Emergency Declaration being rolled back to August 11th, we are forced to make the following announcement.”
Click here to read the full statement put out by Kalamazoo Speedway.
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer recently extended a state of emergency through August 11. Kalamazoo Speedway hasn’t been the only racetrack in the county affected by recent government action, as Galesburg Speedway was issued a cease and desist order on Friday.
The Michigan 3/8-mile oval was scheduled to begin their season Friday night, more than two months after the original start date. The race was to be streamed live on Speed51, free for premium subscribers.
Stay tuned to Kalamazoo Speedway social media channels and Speed51 for more information.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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