Story By: KENNY SHUPP / OUTLAW SPEEDWAY – DUNDEE, NY – Timing is everything and such is the case with this year’s 2020 Outlaw Speedway Arnot Mall Car Show presented by Lane’s Yamaha. With ever raising concerns of the Corona Virus and following along with state and federal protocol, representatives of the Arnot Mall notified Outlaw Speedway that the Annual Car Show event would have to be cancelled.
“We opted to hold our car show late this year and it bit us, stated Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri. We had numerous other car shows that we attended prior to our own show so we opted to go with our show at the Arnot Mall just prior to race season. A lot of things have changed over the past couple weeks with all the new rules being put in place by the state and federal governments relevant to public gatherings. Things have been virtually changing on a daily basis. Sometimes on an hourly basis. Really this is out of our control so we will just move on and prepare for our practice dates and season opener.”
As of this writing the two scheduled open practice dates set for April 3 and 10, 2020 are still set to go as well as the season opener on Saturday, April 11 with the Cindy Lane Memorial Lucas Oil Nationals.
“At this point we are still planning on practice and racing as scheduled, however that could all change in the upcoming days. Again, we are pretty much at the mercy of the State of New York and the Federal Government. It’s almost like dealing with Mother Nature and rain outs. A lot of these things are uncontrollable, and we must roll with it. It’s a matter of public safety and we all want to do our part.” That again according to Siri.
For those that had planned on attending the Arnot Mall Car Show to either purchase 2020 season passes, pay for reserved seats or seasonal towers they can do so by going to the tracks Facebook account and follow the necessary procedures. The same holds true with the all new Outlaw Speedway apparel. In any case business can still be conducted thru the mail.
Siri along with his partner, Jordan Lynch would like to thank all the drivers that had registered cars for this years show as well as all those that had acknowledged on attending as far as sponsors, fans, employees and crew members.
In addition, the management would like to especially thank representatives of Lane’s Yamaha of Watkins Glen for their continued support of the car show as well as Goodrich Auto Works and Goody’s Graphics for sponsoring the Tire Changing Competition.
“There are far worse things in this world than having to cancel the car show, stated Siri. The Corona Virus must be taken seriously and we are just trying to do our part in not promoting the spread of the disease. We want to thank all of our supporters in their understanding during these most difficult times.”