Fort Wayne, IN (Tuesday, November 17, 2020) - One of the final events for the 2020 motorsports season around the Great Lakes Region fell to restrictions implemented due to COVID-19. Officials with the 23rd Annual Rumble in Fort Wayne announced that the event originally scheduled for December 18th and 19th has been cancelled. In a press release issued late Tuesday, Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb’s latest Executive Order along with a surge of COVID-19 cases were listed as contributing factors to the loss of the event.
In a statement, Rumble promoter Larry Boos said he understands the disappointment of the announcement. “Our top priority is that of the well-being of our participants, staff and event attendees,” stated Boos. “We all share in the disappointment of this announcement, particularly at this late moment, but as we said all along, some things are just beyond our control. Right now our focus needs to be on working together to get this unprecedented virus under control. Truthfully, we would be selfish to think any other way. This year, the actual race is going to be that of a collaborative effort to reach a victory of health and safety for all.”
The statement also announced details on refunds and the 2021 event. All teams that have submitted pre-entries and pit pass requests for the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will receive a full refund within the next five days. Indoor racing on the concrete floor of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will return on December 17th and 18th of 2021.
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Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
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