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Finally, Our Season Opener!

Monoposto's season opener begins in two weeks at Road America. Technically this event was the fifth on our 2020 calendar but is now number one as the pandemic cancelled the first four events. One can only hope that the currently rising disease rates across the U. S. will get under control and that the five events that follow starting in August will happen as scheduled.

Wisconsin is in the mid-range of Covid-19 activity, rising slowly over the last three weeks. Road America has hosted several events since re-opening and will be the site of a dual Indy Car race event next weekend so by the time we get there they will have had the opportunity to fine tune their Covid-19 protocols. Needless to say, the guidance is wear a facemask, stay socially distant and wash your hands frequently.

The WeatherTech International Challenge schedule looks very much like it has in past years, with multiple races for each category of cars as well as the race car parade and concours. As I'm writing this the fields look good with 32 Classic entries, 19 F70 entries (including 12 F5000 cars) and 7 Indy Lights entries that will compete in three separate run groups. The car count is down from last year when the formula Ford's alone numbered nearly 200. However, I'm sure the racing will be great even though most drivers will be experiencing their first race weekend since last year.

In these pandemic times there will be no Monoposto party but trophies for last year's champions will be on hand for appropriate socially distant presentations.

Travel and stay well! I hope to see you at the track.

Travis Engen,

President, Monoposto Racing

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