CHICAGO, IL- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFG Promotions Inc. has postponed the JEGS-SFG 500 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, originally scheduled for April 21-26. Over the weekend, President Trump extended social distancing guidelines across the nation to April 30th, giving SFG no other option on that matter. SFG has also made two other major adjustments to their 2020 plans to adapt to the new global environment.
One of those adjustments is the cancellation of the JEGS-SFG Super Bowl of Bracket Racing that was scheduled to be at Darlington Dragway during September 16-20, which is the new JEGS-SFG 500 date. Anyone who is pre-entered into the Super Bowl, or a SFG season pass holder will be contacted by a representative of SFG Promotions to either process a SFG account credit or refund: each racer has a choice between the two. Additionally, all pre-entries in the JEGS-SFG 500 will transfer to the new September date.
The revised SFG schedule for 2020 is as follows:
- May 28- 30: FTI 350 presented by JEGS at Cedar Falls Motorsports Park, featuring two $50,000-to-win races, and a $25,000-to-win race
- June 29- July 5: JEGS- SFG Million at US 131 Motorsports Park, featuring a $1.1 Million, two $100,000, and a $20,000-to-win race, in addition to a $5,000-to-win ladies shootout
- September 15- 20: JEGS- SFG 500 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, featuring a $500,000, $100,000, $50,000, and $20,000-to-win race
- October 28- November 1: FTI World Series of Bracket Racing at South Georgia Motorsports Park, featuring three $20,000-to-win races
“Postponing the 500 was the safest move to make for our racers and fans,” says Kyle Riley, CEO of SFG Promotions. “We’ve already seen a member of the racing community contract this virus and we’d be devastated to see anyone else in our racing family suffer the effects of the coronavirus. So, we’re going to do our part to flatten the curve and wait to get back to racing until the end of May. As more races get rescheduled to the end of the year, we thought it was best to keep each of our races on dates that we’d already scheduled and just drop one [the SFG Super Bowl of Bracket Racing] so that we did not have to schedule on top of another promoter. However, we’re looking forward to being back in Darlington in 2021. My heart goes out to anyone who’s been affected by the coronavirus thus far. I’m praying that this pandemic is resolved quickly and I can’t wait to see my racing family again at our first race in May.”
In addition to the aforementioned schedule changes, the Elite Motorsports Pro Stock exhibition at the JEGS-SFG Million has been cancelled due to Elite Motorsports’ new constraining NHRA schedule. The SFG team is actively seeking a replacement for the exhibition to make the JEGS-SFG Million an entertaining weekend for each race fan and racer that attends. The previously announced lineup of Nostalgia Pro Stock cars will still be in attendance at the event.
About SFG Promotions, Inc.
SFG is the brainchild of racer and promoter, Kyle Riley. “I had a vision to offer racers the chance to race for big money that the average racer could not afford, but I give God all the credit for the idea because it was sent from God,” states Riley (SFG stands for Sent From God). Riley adds, “until SFG came about, your average racer couldn’t afford the chance to run for $50k or $100k because it was out of their price range.
I wanted your everyday bracket racer to know what it feels like to stage up for that kind of money. A lot of people think I’m crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s better to give than to receive. The racers have really supported SFG in its first years, so I want to show them that I really appreciate their support so I raised the payouts and lowered the entry fees. Everyone will see the better SFG does the more the racer will benefit from our success.”
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