Quarantine Order Cancels July HSR Event at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY — Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and Masters Historic Racing officials announced today (June 26) that the July 10-12 HSR Masters Historic Racing Weekend at Watkins Glen International has been canceled following Wednesday’s mandatory two-week quarantine order issued by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The order applies to visitors coming to the tri-state area from nine specific states.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay (HSR)

Although the HSR event at The Glen in upstate New York has attracted a growing list of nearly 120 entries from around the country — including as far away as Washington state — too many competitors entered for the event are based in states named in the order as having high rates of COVID-19.

Wednesday’s new quarantine order currently applies to travelers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.

Event sanctioning body HSR, and the majority of its management and field staff, is based in Florida.

In what was to be a new event at The Glen for 2020, the HSR Masters Historic Racing Weekend included the Masters Endurance Legends USA series and a complete schedule of HSR races and run groups.

HSR now looks ahead to the Sept. 18-20 VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival XXXV at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin as its next event.