BATAVIA — With the reopening guidelines in New York State changing by the day, Genesee Speedway has been forced to close their upcoming event to fans due to a cease and desist on behalf of governor Andrew Cuomo’s office.

“Today, Genesee Speedway received a call regarding our future events starting with the Saturdays race. Not only did we receive a phone call, we were also served with a cease and desist regarding fans in the stands,” read a Facebook post on the Genesee Speedway fan page. “Even with our safety plans, the governor will not let it happen.”

The post went on to read as follows:

“New York State officials, led by Governor Cuomo, have informed Genesee Speedway that we may not utilize the grandstands for any events until regulations change. With that said, we must restrict Saturdays event, to the pit area ONLY and we are working with Dirt Track Digest TV to get online viewing for the event.”

In addition, GS has decided to postpone all of its upcoming events after Saturday.

“Our local officials have gone above and beyond to support Genesee Speedway and we’ve been fortunate to host several events as a result of their collaboration with us,” read the Facebook post. “This directive comes from the Democratic Party at the state level... elections have consequences and we are feeling them now.”

This news comes just weeks after GS celebrated the fourth of July with a race with fans in the stands, followed by fireworks.

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