While the Bowman Gray Stadium season is not scheduled to begin until April 18, they are already taking steps to ensure fans and competitors are informed of any potential changes in light of the coronavirus epidemic.
The following is their statement.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many have asked about the possible impact this could have on the 2020 season of Bowman Gray Stadium Racing.
Our season opener is scheduled for April 18, and we are continuing to move forward over the coming five weeks with preparations for our 72nd season of racing action – while we are also continually monitoring the coronavirus situation.
While no decisions have been made yet on any changes in our schedule, the uncertainty of the future means that it is indeed possible that our 2020 season will be affected.
In order to let our fans, competitors, crews, sponsors, officials, employees, friends, and family know about any changes to our 2020 season, we will be updating our website and social media channels each Sunday night. These regular updates will cover our upcoming schedule adjustments. We may also send out updates throughout the week – but you can count on an update every Sunday night.
If any changes are made to our racing event schedule, we will also email fans on our email list. Fans can join that list here to stay up to date: https://bowmangrayracing.com/stay-in-touch/
For competitors and crews:
We now have a competitor and crew email list. We will regularly email this list every Sunday night and possibly throughout the week if there are any schedule adjustments to our pre-season practices. We will also use this email list in the future for competitor-focused updates on anything from rules changes to driver registration deadlines to inclement weather. Families and other interested parties are welcome to join that list if they wish to receive updates on practice schedules, rules changes, etc. That email list can be joined here: https://bowmangrayracing.com/updates-for-drivers/
We look forward to seeing our crews and competitors this Sunday afternoon at 2PM for our final photo day. We will begin updates this Sunday night on the virus situation as discussed.
We thank you all for your patience and understanding, and we hope that you and your families stay healthy and well during this time.
-Bowman Gray Stadium Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo