PLACERVILLE, Calif. – The Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener scheduled for March 28 at Placerville Speedway has been postponed due to the continued COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order, which includes having no public events and gatherings of any number for the foreseeable future.
Shortly before the Governor gave his orders, El Dorado County’s chief health officer issued a directive telling residents to remain at home for approximately one month to slow the coronavirus spread.
“The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be working with promoters since various tracks are under different restrictions,” series officials said in a statement. “At the end of the day however, we want to do our part and not help contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
“We encourage everyone to spend time with family, stay safe and follow all guidelines they have encouraged. The entire staff of Russell Motorsports Inc. can’t wait to see all our great fans and teams once we get back to racing.”