Pump the Brakes! This week, Ontario announced a roll back on the number of people permitted at gatherings. Toronto, Ottawa and Peel region gatherings are now limited to 25 people outdoors and 10 people indoors. Those new maximums don’t extend to places like restaurants, movie theatres, banquet halls and convention centres. Also, Demaras Racing’s home track of Goodwood Kartways is located in York Region, which has not seen such an increase in the number of cases. Racing has not been effected by the change.

The roll back could have been much worse, and impacted the conclusion of the 2020 racing season. This week, the SKUSA organization (acronym for “Superkarts! USA”) announced that SuperNationals 24, their big November kart racing event in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The county where the race was to take place has a limit of 50 people gatherings, and the hosting Rio Hotel & Casino remains closed due to ‘the virus‘. Organizers waited as late as possible to cancel, hoping for improvements in the situation, and an increase in the number of individuals allowed to gather.

Written with details from CBC and EKN.

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