New Track Protocols for July Racing at PIR
Attached here is a list of highly impactful changes in norms, behaviors, and expectations that we are required to communicate to you all based upon the conditions of PIR’s re-opening. It is imperative that every single person entering PIR next weekend read and follow every word of the attachment.
While we were not the authors of these requirements, we do support them 100% as only by following them will we be allowed to return to road racing at PIR. For any of you that don’t already know, PIR is different than any other track in that it falls under the control of the City of Portland—it is not a privately-owned track, and as such, the rules, and the accountability for following those rules, are substantially different.
We have spelled out everything we can think of in an effort to maximize your preparation for the Friday track day (sign up here)and the two-day race event. For the sake of maintaining our opportunity to return to racing at PIR for our September round, OMRRA general membership, all racers, all volunteers, all staff, and all of those that support our club and our sport are asking you to please comply with these requirements 100%. The changes are substantial. The requirements may feel uncomfortable for some. We are hoping that everyone will, at least while they are here with us at PIR, conform to the rules, practices and protocols spelled out in this attachment, and we ask that you do it kindly, acceptingly, and without resistance.
It has been a lot of work to get us to this point, and with our new changes and limited staff attendance, it is going to be a lot of work for us at the event. It would be amazing if everyone would play by the rules 100%, understand that this is not going to be perfect, and help us get through the race weekend as cleanly and safely as possible—on and off track.
As always, you may reach me directly at [email protected] or at my cell at (360) 907-1792 if you have any questions or comments. Thank you all in advance, and we’ll see you next weekend!
Mark Wilson and your OMRRA BOD