The Godfather wacked by Wuhan
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that new social distancing measures that are being implemented to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
As part of the new restrictions, Stitt said that all non-essential businesses located in the counties affected by are being ordered to close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 until April 14.
“We need all Oklahomans to take this really, really seriously,” Stitt said. Gatherings of 10 people or more will be restricted across the state too.
With this news comes more bad news as officials are forced to cancel The Godfather—an event slated for April 2-4 featuring the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.
This is the second crown jewel event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. King of America X powered by Summit was slated for this weekend but was canceled two weeks ago when the State of Kansas implanted similar restrictions on public gatherings.
The novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China late last year and has since spread to locations across the globe, including the United States.
With high hopes, next up on the USMTS calendar is a three-state tripleheader beginning Thursday, April 16, with the 9th Annual USMTS Sunflower State Showdown at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. Then on Friday, April 17, the I-35 Speedway in Winston, Mo., hosts the 11th Annual USMTS Missouri Meltdown before the trio of shows wraps up Saturday, April 18, at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa.
The 2020 schedule for the Summit USMTS National Championship fueled by Casey’s is highlighted by 51 nights of racing at 32 unique dirt ovals as part of the 22nd season for the world’s Best of the Best in dirt modified racing.
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