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Vintage racing weekend at Watkins Glen canceled

2-week quarantine order by 3 states scuttles historic-racing program

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Officials from Historic Sportscar Racing and Masters Historic Racing have announced cancelation of the HSR Masters Historic Racing Weekend scheduled for July 10-12 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. The decision follows a new mandatory two-week quarantine order issued by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for visitors to the tri-state area from nine other states.

The quarantine impacts visitors from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas.

“Although the HSR Masters Historic Racing Weekend at The Glen in upstate New York has attracted a growing list of nearly 120 entries  from around the country – including as far away as Washington state — too many competitors set for the event are based in one of the states named in the order as having high rates of COVID-19,” according to the news release.

In addition to competitors, “Event sanctioning body HSR, and the majority of its management and field staff, is based in Florida.”

Still on the HSR calendar is a racing weekend September 18-20 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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