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Tire shortage leads to cancellation of racing event at VMS

Add tire shortages to the growing list of reasons for events being canceled this year.

The 2021 FASTRAK World Championships, a two-day event that had been scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway, has been canceled, according to an announcement from the Middlesex County track.

“With Hoosier’s continued tire shortages and after exhausting all avenues available to get enough FT200 and FT400 tires to cover the number of cars expected,” officials at VMS and FASTRAK Racing have made the decision to cancel this year’s event.

“I do appreciate VMS working with us during the struggle with tires,” said FASTRAK Owner/Founder Stan Lester. “The World Championship is our biggest profit event of the entire season, and as badly as we hate to cancel it, what choice do we really have?” Lester added that there is no compatible tire to the FT200.

“It’s an impossible situation to be in, but we don’t manufacture tires, so it’s completely out of our hands,” he added. Bas...

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