JUPITER, Fla. (September 5, 2017) – Palm Beach International Raceway officials announced Tuesday all track activity between September 5, 2017 and September 12, 2017 will be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm, is the strongest Atlantic Hurricane in 10 years, and poses a threat to Florida. Officials came to the decision Tuesday morning after watching weekend forecasts and monitoring storm projections.
“After looking at the different models for Irma’s path, we’ve decided to cancel all events for this week and weekend,” said Tim Hilton, PBIR General Manager. “We have an obligation to keep our employees, spectators, and participants safe, as well as ensuring that all track equipment is preserved. We will revisit our schedule moving forward on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.”
PBIR officials and staff will begin the process of securing the track later today. Officials ask that everyone take the time during the week to prepare and, if it comes to it, cooperate with evacuation orders of local and state governments. The staff at PBIR would like to extend its best wishes to everyone in Hurricane Irma’s path for a safe week and weekend.