BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Officials from Kern County Raceway Park, the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series and Spears Manufacturing Modified Series have been forced to postpone the annual running of the Winter Showdown on March 20-21.
The postponement is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe.
“At this point, we would prefer to move forward with this weekend’s Winter Showdown and we want to bring some normalcy to what is currently going on,” series official said in a statement. “But we have little or no control over the decisions being made by those who govern our state.
“With that being said, we don’t want our race teams and fans who will travel long distances to come and support the Winter Showdown, many of them leaving their homes as early as today, to have to turn around and go back home if the state mandates a ban on events of this type.
“We wanted to stay the course, but once decisions were made to close schools and restrict restaurants, the likelihood of a forced cancelation has increased and with that we feel it is best to postpone the Winter Showdown to another weekend in the future.”