The announcement by the New Zealand government to require all travellers entering New Zealand to self isolate for 14 days has left Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Masterton Motorplex no choice but to cancel the scheduled appearance of the series on March 21.
“We are absolutely gutted,” said Masterton Motorplex track manager Bob Wilton. “The hype and the pre-sales for this event has been un-rivaled, unfortunately we have been left with no choice but to cancel.”
Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars series manager Morice Mcmillin was just as disappointed by the news.
"We wanted so badly to put on a show for the Masterton crowd. The work gone into this race has been immense and to not be able to race at Masterton is devastating for the fans, the racers, and all involved in the event."
All pre0purchased tickets will receive a refund via Iticket.
At this stage the National Drag Racing Championship portion of the event will still take place at Masterton Motorplex on the 21st of March, however Masterton Motorplex will be working closely with officials to monitor the COVID-19 situation.