According to a Facebook post by the Lancaster County (SC) Sheriff’s Office, racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway has been cancelled this weekend.
“There have been a lot of conversations this week concerning the race tomorrow night at Lancaster Motor Speedway,” reads the post. “After those conversations, the officials at Lancaster Motor Speedway have made the decision to cancel tomorrow night’s race out of concern for their fans and the general public.”
It has been a roller-coaster week for the track amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The racing program scheduled for Saturday, March 21 was cancelled on Tuesday following an executive order by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. However, the track then announced on Wednesday it would proceed with the event after conversations with local officials.
Lancaster Motor Speedway shared the Sheriff’s Office proclamation and confirmed they would cancel the event on Friday morning.
“Lancaster Motor Speedway promoter Shannon Munn got a phone call this morning and after talking to a few advisories, the decision was made to cancel,” reads the post. “Yeah, there was gonna be a huge crowd on hand, but in all honesty it is probably the right decision to cancel this race.
“With the way the virus has been building up in Lancaster County, Kershaw County and surrounding counties, it was a risk to even have this race, but the phone call this morning gives us no other choice but to cancel. I will keep everyone posted on when the next race will be. Everyone stay safe, spend times with your families and we will see everyone at the next race.”
According to the track’s website, the next scheduled event is on Saturday, April 4.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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