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Any compulsory close-downs?

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#1 Zippity


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:26 AM

Are any USA Raceways going to follow those in other countries by enforcing compulsory close-downs?


Sadly, here in New Zealand, the trend has begun  :(




"At 11.59 PM on Wednesday, New Zealand will go into an extreme and unprecedented nationwide lockdown.

All non-essential businesses will be closed and everyone will have to stay at home except for solitary exercise and visiting essential services.

Supermarkets will stay open throughout the four-week lockdown and the supply chain will stay running."

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:40 AM

Many states have mandatory closings of all non essential businesses. New York starts today.  :)

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#3 John Streisguth

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 05:43 AM

The ones here in PA are closed, but will do "curb side service" if you want to buy stuff to build

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:48 AM

I'm just hoping the liquor store is considered an "essential business".

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:04 AM

Sonic is located in Gardena and, as far as I know, Gardena has no lockdown order but then Gardena generaly follows Los Angeles County guidence. I and 1 employee live in Los Angeles City and I guess I shouldn't be travelling to the shop and back but I'm in a car and don't interact with anyone to or from the shop... but the city is threatening to cite people (more than 10 in a group) if they're not practicing "social distanting". The city is certainly shaming people.

Yesterday, I went to the local grocery store and they has instituted a system where only so many could be in the store at one time. It reminded me of going to clubs where the doorman counts the people entering. I had to go to the bank on Friday and they were doing the same thing.


Depending on what happens during the next few hours Sonic may be forced to take a break for a while.


Last night I was (again I was alone in the car) travelling on the freeways and there was NO ONE on the road. I-10 you'd see a car about every 1/2 to 1 mile and I-405 was the lightest I have seen since the 1960s.



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#6 Dave Buchholz

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:07 AM

New York tracks are closed till further notice. I can still call the owner of Fantasy Raceway and order parts.  At least, I can still build and repair.


Gonna play with some old PS2002 motors that are now unsealed. I  hope to experiment with timing and spring pressure issues to see what helps get a few more RPMs out of them, and apply that to sealed motors where possible.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:32 AM

Connecticut's raceway closed a week ago. 


One of the local grocery chains has instituted early morning (6:30 to 7:30) shopping for seniors only,to reduce exposure for this high risk group.


I am in 14-day self isolation at home as my wife and her office had a high risk exposure.

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