On Thursday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers extended the state’s “Safer at Home” order through May 26. As a result, the ARCA Midwest Tour will reschedule the first two events for their 2020 season.
The Super Late Model series planned to start its 2020 season on May 3 with the Joe Shear Classic at Madison International Speedway, with the second race of the season taking place at Jefferson Speedway on May 23. The series announced Thursday evening both events would not take place on those dates.
“The first two events to be contested on the ARCA Midwest Tour will not take place on their originally scheduled dates, although Tour officials indicated their hopes of rescheduling both the Joe Shear Classic and Salute the Troops 100,” reads the statement. “The season opening Joe Shear Classic scheduled at Madison International Speedway on May 3 and Jefferson Speedway’s Salute the Troops 100 on May 23 have both been postponed by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ extension of his ‘Safer at Home’ Order, which now runs through May 26.
“The Midwest Tour is now slated to open the 2020 season on Sunday afternoon June 14 at The Milwaukee Mile. For updated info, visit www.midwesttour.racing or call 608-835-9700.”
At this time, no reschedule date is available for either event, while the series stated its optimism both events would be contested at a later date.
The Joe Shear Classic is one of the signature events for the Midwest Tour. The event has also served as the series’ season opener since 2015.
Stay tuned to Speed51 for continued coverage of the Midwest Tour as well as the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on short track racing.
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