Latest update - things are on hold for the time being....
---email update to members---
Is a track a Shelter ? We'll have to find out...
Yup… it’s us again.
We hope you and your family and loved ones are healthy and safe.
Life at ECR is generally not boring – but recent events are taking it to a whole new level, for all of us.
We have been able to operate member and open track days until now -- and even had a visit from the Sherrif’s office Saturday to verify what we are up to. Happy to report that they were impressed with our social distancing efforts and they now understand that driving, at its core, is a very individual activity. They sent the local paper to document – complete with Member interview (thank you John Shofner for representing)
Many of you have written to encourage us to stay open. We have turned our protocol upside down – and turned ECR into close to a ”drive through”.
Unfortunately – most counties in DFW (including Wise county) now have a ‘shelter in place’ order. We have requested a specific opinion from Wise county to confirm that we qualify as an acceptable, safe, outdoor activity. Our opinion is there is a protocol for a member to register for a day, show up to the Paddock and Grid and just Drive or Ride. It makes the experience ‘touchless’ and super safe from infection.
We think we have a fair shot with Wise county but cannot speak to how it interacts with the many other Counties you live in. It is hard to understand if it is acceptable to commute to an approved and safe activity. It passes the common sense rule but that’s not the legal standard.
So – we are cancelling the schedule for Tomorrow March 24th and Thursday March 25th. For those of you that signed up – we are sorry, but you cannot drive/ride.
We are currently trying to keep Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the schedule as member days (with strict new rules to be safe from infection), We are hoping we get a favorable answer from Wise county. We hope to know tomorrow.
Stay tuned for more updates. Crazy times!
Your Friends at ECR !!