LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y. – With New York State Governor Cuomo’s extension of the pause in New York State, which bans non-essential gatherings of any size, the decision has been made to postpone the Super DIRTcar Series opener at Can-Am Speedway on April 11.
The decision was made jointly by Tyler Bartlett, the owner and promoter of the Can-Am Speedway, and Super DIRTcar Series Director Dean Reynolds.
“With the current state of the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to postpone the April 11 Super DIRTcar Series event,” Bartlett said. “We were hoping for better news and waited as long as we could, but the safety of our fans, employees, and competitors must come first. State officials have announced non-essential workers are to stay at home, and we will follow their guidance. We all want to put on racing and get back to being normal but now is not the time.
“Dean and I are looking at possible make-up dates because the Super DIRTcar Series is special at Can-Am,” Bartlett added. “We just have to see how long current restrictions will stay in effect and then go from there. That does make it tough to announce a new date right now. But, we were ready, before everything started to slow down we got the new lighting installed, PA speakers and the bleachers were 90 percent complete. I think the fans and competitors would have been very happy seeing the improvements.”