The 2020 Racing Season is Finally Here (sort of)
After months of delays and false starts, it looks like we can start heading back to the racetrack as last. Here in Central Indiana both asphalt and dirt tracks are opening up for practice and races, but things are certainly different than they were before Covid-19: masks are a common sight, social distancing is an off-and-on thing, and we are all just feeling our way along. Regardless of how you feel about the pandemic, there is no denying that it has changed the landscape.
Karting is, after all, largely a social event. And while some of the organizers may be making efforts to keep karters socially distanced and masked, and taking our temperatures, we are social creatures. We want to visit with our karting friends, we want to hang out after the races and have a beer. And we willdo all those things again soon.
For those of you that are in the at-risk groups, or have a little cough, or just don't feel quite well; do us all a favor and stay home for now. And if you aren't comfortable getting back in a crowd yet, that's ok. We'll see you at the track again soon.
If you do decide to head to the kart track, please take this health crisis seriously. Abide by the personal safety rules of the track, of the local and state officials, and of the CDC and health experts. And be respectful of your fellow karters who may be more cautious. We're all anxious to get back to "life as normal", whatever that may be, but let's do it right.
We all do what we do because we love racing, we love the purity of karting, and we love the people who also love those things. Let's get back to doing what we love. As long as we're smart about it, we will have years of karting ahead of us.
Be well and stay safe.