Port Royal Suspends Season Until Further Notice

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Lance Dewease (69k) won Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. (Dan Demarco photo)
Port Royal Speedway has suspended all plans to race until further notice. (Dan Demarco photo)

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – As a result of continued restrictions put in place via Governor Tom Wolf prohibiting large gatherings in the state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Royal Speedway officials have made the decision to suspend all racing activities for the season until further notice.

Original plans were to cancel and postpone racing at the speedway for the month of April, with the intentions of revisiting the possibility of racing in May. However, with the restrictions still in place and without having a clear idea of when large gatherings would be allowed, speedway officials decided to suspended the racing schedule.

“The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remain a priority and we will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials, along with information based on the recommendations of the CDC to make the best decisions in regards to a return to racing,” track officials said in statement.

“We understand the severity of the situation and will continue to do our part to ensure our fellow Pennsylvanians remain healthy and safe. From the Juniata County Agricultural Society, track officials and promoters and everyone who makes racing possible weekly at the speedway, we thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to returning to racing as soon as possible.”