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Kinross Speedpark officials hope to drop the green flag

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By Rob Roos

Race officials hope to drop the green flag for racing at the Kinross Speedpark at some point this summer.

A new season of local stock car racing, featuring the EUP and international “Twin Sault Area” was originally scheduled to open this upcoming Saturday.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing restrictions, including the U.S./Canadian border closure through June 21, the Kinross Speedpark is still in a “holding pattern.”

Fox Boyz Racing released a recent statement updating the Speedpark’s status, which can be viewed in its entirety at Officials note the season is ‘by no means canceled.’

“All of us with Fox Boyz Racing are preparing behind-the-scenes and are committed to a 2020 season at the track when permitted, and under circumstances that make it safe to do so,” the statement noted. “While we are in a holding pattern, and don’t know what that schedule will look like, all options are currently on the table to complete a season at the track.”

One major hurdle for the track to resume operations will be the opening of the International Bridge, as the Kinross Speedpark features the teamwork of two countries, the U.S. and Canada.

“Our facility is very privileged and appreciative to be supported by drivers, fans, sponsors and volunteers from two great countries,” the track statement noted. “Presently that border is currently closed, and we are not in a position to operate without our entire racing family being together to contribute to our success.

“Further, we have been in communication with the Chippewa County Health Department, and the office of our state representative Lee Chatfield. Both of those entities have been helpful and informative and have indicated to us that we are not in a type of business that is permitted to operate in the state of Michigan under the current orders in place. Mass gatherings in our type of venue are not allowed. We take their directive seriously and will adhere to that.”

By Rob Roos|The Sault News|Posted May 26, 2020