Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/27/21 3:01 p.m.
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Absent from the 2020 calendar, along with so many other iconic events, was the Tire Rack One Lap of America presented by Grassroots Motorsports magazine. However, Brock Yates Jr., the mastermind behind the event, announced that it will return this year, though with a number of new rules in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Specifically, masks—N95 is the preferred …

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spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/27/21 3:23 p.m.

As someone still registered for this event, even with these precautions I still have concerns about it going forward.

I hope things get better over the next 30-45 days.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/27/21 3:32 p.m.

In reply to spacecadet (Forum Supporter) :

I have no reservations with regards to Brock's capacity or willingness (though not eager) to send people home if they aren't in compliance and playing nicely. I am confident that if he didn't have 100% confidence himself in the event being able to go off safely without issue that it wouldn't be going on. 

 

I wouldn't have the same level of confidence with regards to many other parties, so this isn't me saying events can be done and enjoyed because restrictions and protocols can be put in place. This is me saying Brock won't give warnings, people aren't going to be told you need to do X y and Z, then when they don't be told you need to do this or you're going to be asked to leave. They're going to be told you need to do X y and Z and if they don't they're going to be gone, (which I take zero issue with). 

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
1/27/21 3:51 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

My reservations are more about my own personal feelings about doing this with the current unchecked spread. If this event was moved back 4+ months I'd be 100% onboard. 



 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/27/21 4:39 p.m.

Thinking back to 2018 and the year I was there...

3 guys in our team/car.  This would need to be treated like family.  These are the people you sleep with, eat with, ride with.  Like family, I wouldn't be wearing masks around this group.  Gather as a group in the beginning of the week having done some pre-quarintine and tested.  Many teams are actually family (husband and wife teams, etc.)

Aside from that and considering there will not be many spectators (if any.)  I think I could have limited my exposure to people I get within 6 ft of (though with a mask) to have been the Seth Team and Roberts Racing Team; two people each.  Generally, they were our travel and paddock buddies.  I think I could interact with all others by keeping 10 ft distance.  

Other than that it's just normal gas station interactions and fast food interactions not that much different than at home which is to generally say, "as little interaction as possible."  

The only other thing is hotels but One Lap's schedule doesn't offer much time to linger around these places.  A quick stop at check-in and then to bed.  In the morning a fast pass of the buffet and out the door, eating it in the car.  Now, all the hotels are just grab and go for breakfast so this becomes even easier.  

 

Sure, it becomes a different event and some camaraderie will be lost but we have all gotten good/used to this needed distance. 

I certainly agree, Brock will have no problem putting the smack down on anyone who violates.   

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