It seems like every day on the news there is another location, sport, or attraction being closed in the wake of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The closures hit the off-road community recently with Ultra4 Racing announcing that they will be canceling the 2020 Lasernut Stampede which would have taken place at the Prairie City OHV in Rancho Cordova, California.
The full statement from Ultra4:
A difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Lasernut Stampede, the first of three Lasernut Western Regional Ultra4 events this year. We have consulted experts from a variety of fields and believe under the current circumstances our decision is ultimately what is best.
We want to be clear that as of today we are not being forced to cancel this event by any involved authorities. However, with the uncertainty that exists surrounding the COVID-19 situation a last minute mandated cancellation was probable.
The Reno National Championships held in late October will now be counted as a points event for the Ultra4 Lasernut Western Regional Series as well as the Ultra4 Nitto National Championship.
The rest of the 2020 Ultra4 Regional Series events will run as scheduled starting with:
Battle in Bluegrass (east) – Rush, Kentucky – April 17, 2020
El Rey de Las Bajas (west) – San Felipe, Baja California – May 15, 2020
Yours In Motorsports,
How do you think this closure along with everything else going on surrounding COVID-19, will affect the remainder of off-road events? Tell us in the comments below!