Because we’re living in a bizarro-version of reality, we’re all still freaking out over a viral chest infection that has 99.8% survival rate for anyone below the age of 70 [yeah, I said it. – Ed.] we’re looking at crippling our economy yet again. While some states are legislating smarter than others, California is going full moron and restricting even outdoor activities including RPM Racing Enterprises’ Best of The West racing series.
In a note published on Facebook just before the July 4th holiday weekend, President Ross Wallach alerted racers and attendees that the original dates have been delayed, pushing the race event back a whole month. Here’s the original letter in its entirety:
Well, we were on track for approval for July 18 & 19 for Elm Grove Beach in Lake Elsinore but as I’m sure you all know the Covid-19 spike that we’re currently going through has caused many counties to “lock” back down. Riverside County being one of them.
So, in speaking with the City of Lake Elsinore they have indicated that August 15 & 16 is our target date for Elm Grove Beach, Lake Elsinore. This would be the Hot Products Best of the West Lake Elsinore Open, again provided that this spike is just that, a spike and not a prolonged outbreak. If this is the case then we will be racing. All we can do now is hope that this dissipates so I can get the final approval that we almost had for the July event.
Please stay safe and know I’m doing everything I can to make this happen but as I’m sure you’re aware it’s a little out of my control.
Ross Wallach President/Race Director