Happy New Year! Well, not yet, but isn't that what we are hoping for? We are ready to start a fresh new year that can be more normal, or at least a new normal, including some business as usual!
The U.S. Motorsports Association, like many of you, started the year off with a plan. When the pandemic struck and our industry was forced to shut down, the USMA quickly pivoted and prioritized the resumption of racing to ensure motorsports was not shoved to the back of the line.
Our USMA team worked long days and evenings as quickly as we could to provide the first industry-wide COVID 19 Toolkit and a 5 Step Plan. We worked alongside many organizations in addition to ours and leaned on the many great minds we have in our industry. As racers, we never give up. We do not run and hide. We press on, we adapt, and we work together as a team.
Working together as one racing family will be one of the feature benefits for the motorsports industry as we move beyond COVID-19. This pandemic will end. And racing will be stronger than ever. We are proud of our work this year, we are a bit tired, but we will never stop working to protect and promote our race tracks, industry manufacturers, suppliers, sanctioning organizations, racers, and fans.
Thank you to our corporate partners, councils, coalitions, ambassadors, the board of directors, advisors, USMA Staff, and over 127,000 registered members who contributed their time and resources.
Highlights From 2020:
COVID-19 Toolkit & 5-Step Plan Created Immediately Upon Shutdowns
Founded New Councils and Coalitions:
Motorsports Council of Pennsylvania
New Jersey Motorsports Coalition
Ohio Motorsports Coalition
Drag Racing Leadership Team
Circle Track Leadership Council
Motorsports Media Leadership Team
Initiated the launch of two campaigns in support of Motorsports:
Together We Race - A positive campaign showing how racing could return safely. This was promoted across the spectrum of motorsports.