Officials from Bark River Raceway, The Lions Club and Championship Off Road have agreed to cancel the racing rounds that were to be held at the track in mid-August. Officials were forced to cancel the event citing Michigan’s Coronavirus executive orders on gatherings, performances and events.
The group met on Monday and made the decision not to host a racing event. Michigan rules prohibit events to have no more than 500 people in attendance. The Bark River races traditionally draw thousands of fans.
The Lions Club released a statement that read:
Although we are disappointed to make this announcement, we understand that the best interests of the health and safety of our club members, staff, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, racers, and race fans cannot be overlooked.
We look forward to the summer of 2021 when we will provide our fans with the best professional short course, off-road racing in the country. Our commitment to host a world class event, and to the safety of everyone involved will continue to be a priority. But most importantly, the Bark River Lions Club will continue to support the projects and organizations that the proceeds from this event impact the most.
Championship Off Road is moving forward with other events on the schedule including a race at Dirt City in Lena, Wisconsin, July 25th– 26th 2020.