Message From Matt Bruce & Mike Iles 2021 Worlds Organizers.
February 25th 2021
As we navigate the COVID worldwide pandemic, we need to reflect on how much it has impacted all our lives and what it means now in moving forward. It has effectively changed the world and will undoubtedly change how we race in the future with ISRA, because it touches literally every facet of it. We are a worldwide network of racers who depend on many of its commodities to do what we love. The most important of these is of course travel. We rely on international travel to attend races safely, and for the safety of our friends as well. At this time government’s and countries around the world have different protocols for returning to travel given the pandemic which has lasted now for over a year. As more restrictions get lifted, both ISRA and our organization will continue to monitor that progress. With that said, we wanted to give an update towards how we are approaching the 2021 ISRA World Championships.
We are very happy to announce that the venue for the Worlds, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, has reaffirmed their commitment to holding the race. As would be expected, there will be a few things different to help provide a more safe environment for everyone. All those attending will be staying in a specific part of the hotel with rooms located in the same tower that will also house the track and pit areas. There will be sanitizing stations located at various points inside the venue as well as temperature checkpoints. Sterilizing decontamination for COVID-19 will be done on a daily basis to all pit area rooms as well as the race room and elevators. With these and many more precautions being implemented, It is strongly recommended that those attending the ISRA Worlds reserve rooms at the race venue, Resorts Casino Hotel. The hotel will be providing a reservation code for racers and attendees to use when reserving rooms. This code will be very important, because it lets Resorts know you are there for the Worlds, where to place you, and to charge the negotiated discounted price accordingly. Masks will be mandatory at all times. We cannot begin to describe how gracious Resorts has been in working with us amid the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing a streamlined process for reservations and various safety provisions to even hold the ISRA Worlds, they are trying to ensure a fantastic event and pleasant stay for all attending. It is because of this effort that the support of all the racers would be greatly appreciated.
Janis Nabokins has created a beautiful track which has been setup at Speedzone in NJ, and is open to all for practice and testing. We have recently expanded the race room and pit area to accommodate those racers wanting to attend either the USRA Nationals in April or the ISRA warmup races scheduled for late summer.
Continuing updates and information will be posted regularly to a designated web site reserved for the 2021 ISRA World Championships. The ISRA board has been very helpful with suggestions and information to help us thru this planning process.
We hope this message finds you all well and safe, and provides some early insight into the work and planning of the 2021 ISRA Worlds. We realize everyone is looking forward to getting back to racing safely. We have many special things planned and we are honored to have this opportunity. ISRA registration is not long from now, and we ask for racers to register as early as possible. It has been to long my friends, and we look forward to seeing all of you. This pandemic has created a bit more planning and forethought, but together we can make it a great experience for everyone attending the ISRA World Championships in Atlantic City.
Your friends in racing
Matt Bruce and Mike Iles
2021 USA Race Organizers
2021 ISRA Worlds Warmups & Practice.
November 26th 2020.
Below is the schedule of upcoming races on the 2021 ISRA Worlds Track in New Jersey USA.
Feb 4-7 USRA Warmup – Speedzone New Jersey
- Feb 4TH F-1 Worlds Track/Group10 Engelman (Body jr Ribbed)
- FEB 5TH 1/32 euro Worlds Track/LMP Engelman (Motor 4002fk)
- FEB 6th 1/24 Production Worlds Track/Banked 12 Engelman
- FEB 7TH 1/24 Euro Worlds Track
April 20-25 USRA Nats – Speedzone New Jersey
June 4-6 Production and Team Races – Speedzone New Jersey
July 7-11 ISRA Warmup – Speedzone New Jersey
August 11-15 ISRA Warmup – Speedzone New Jersey
Sept 27 – October 9 ISRA Worlds – Resorts Casino & Hotel – Atlantic City New Jersey
The track is setup in it’s own building on the premises of Speedzone Slot Car Raceway in Mt Holly New Jersey and is available for testing by prior arrangement any time between now and September 2021.
For more details on testing or any of the events call the Raceway Manager Mic Byrd at Speedzone Raceway Ph: (609) 702-0146 or message Mic Byrd or Matt Bruce on Facebook.
Speedzone on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeedZoneNJ
Speedzone Website: http://speedzonenj.com/
ISRA 2021 Website – Coming Soon
Maps: Speedzone Raceway: https://goo.gl/maps/rDc5Q87S71ujf9Pi8
Resorts Casino & Hotel: https://g.page/resorts-casino-hotel
2020 ISRA Worlds Postponed
July 15th 2020.
It is with regret that we announce today the postponement of the 2020 ISRA Worlds that was to be held in Latvia in October 2020. This event will now be moved to 2022.
There are no changes to the 2021 event to be held in the USA.
A few months ago in the early days of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic we, like many other organizations felt that by June the world would have returned to some normalcy, but here we are in mid July and the picture going forward is less clear than ever, with many countries having travel bans and strict quarantine regulations.
Taking all this into consideration, and wanting ISRA racers to have as much time as possible to confirm their plans, we have today decided with Janis Nabokins, the ISRA Board and with input from the ISRA Delegates, that the 2020 event will not go ahead as planned this year, but that Janis will host the 2022 ISRA World Championship event in Latvia. Those countries that were thinking of, or had already expressed interest in hosting the 2022 event will now be bidding on the 2023 event.
ISRA thanks Janis Nabokins for all his efforts throughout this process , and the flexibility he has offered us in terms of hosting an event and the changes of plans we have had to consider. Organizers are the lifeblood of ISRA and as a group we all need to support them.
In place of the ISRA event in October, Janis is planning on holding a European Championship race open to all. With this event all those that are able to travel and wish to race in a big event in October can. Details will be released as soon as they are confirmed, and I urge all racers that can and are willing to travel to support the event.
Next ISRA Worlds Warmup July 10th to 12th
The next ISRA Warmup race is being held in Limbazi (same building as 2014 worlds). Details for the warmup race can be found here. Track is available for practice almost any time, please message Janis Nabokins for details.
2020 ISRA Worlds Signup Closing Date Extended & Venue Confirmed.
June 10th 2020.: We are seeing more and more countries starting to open up now, but the situation with travel bans and quarantine rules for the future are not so clear, and still developing. With this in mind, and after feedback and discussion with the delegates, we have decided to extended the signup closing date to 4pm UTC on Friday July 31st, to give those traveling some more time to get a clearer picture of travel restrictions. Signup Here
The race will continue on it’s original dates in October and we are also continuing to hold discussions and formulating plans and options of how the event will be run to make sure we are all as safe as we possibly can be.
Janis has also added another Production Warmup Race on Saturday & Sunday October 10th & 11th, to be held at the race venue hotel.
The Race will be held at:
Minhauzena Unda leisure complex.
Saulkrastu novads, Ainažu iela 74
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/TVFJYjuFTJLKNsKUA