Read this from USAC karting today… It gives us a glimpse of what the near term (and likely beyond) is going to look like for events that will be help this year…
We had a great meeting at USAC HQ yesterday with all the USAC sanctioned series nationwide represented. Of course the topic was racing in 2020 post COVID-19…
The good news I have is it looks very good for the Battle at the Brickyard to be on schedule July 23-26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! That being said, it is highly likely there will be some different procedures in place to assure the event is as safe and as “normal” as possible (as normal as racers can be😂). Of course, this is a very fluid moment in time as we all know; things could still change for the better or worse…
Likely procedural changes will include, but not limited to:
All registration will be done online. There will be NO at-track registration.
Trailers will be spaced 6-8’ apart.
Grid rows will be spaces apart; only driver & one other person allowed on the grid for each kart.
Scales: driver only & karts will maintain an approximate 6’ distance between each while in line.
Drivers meetings will be virtual. Look for your “Friday” drivers meeting to be emailed with your entry pre-race packet in June. This will give you plenty of time to ask your questions & have them answered via social media, email, etc.
And I’m sure there will be more… USAC is working closely with ACCUS partners and tracks nationwide to best mitigate this situation along with city officials. Please follow this page and check your emails for more information to follow…
Thanks for your patience and understanding! We’ll all get through this and back to racing soon…