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Jim Gartland

Sep 28, 2020

Despite a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Abilene area, the NGA fall meet is scheduled to go on as planned with pre-meet schooling beginning this Sunday, October 4.

Some 10 new cases of corona virus popped up in the Dickinson County area over the last two weeks forcing the closure of schools in Abilene and nearby Chapman as well as several area businesses. No new cases have been noted in the last few days, however, and no new mandates have been put in place by the City or County (a proposed mask mandate was tabled by the City Council last week).

While no new guidelines have been issued, Abilene remains under some restrictions and we would encourage anyone planning on attending the meet to be prepared see "masks required" areas as well as the need to practice social distancing at certain indoor functions (Hall of Fame, etc.).

On a lighter note, this meet will see the return of the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament. The tourney is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 AM and will be held at the old Abilene Country Club. Entry fee for the tournament is $50 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch at the course.


If you are interested in playing, please let someone in the NGA office know as soon as possible so that we can make the proper arrangements with the course. It has been a lot of years since we've had a golf tourney and we would like to make this a big success for what will likely be that last organized NGA tourney as well as to raise some funds for the Hall of Fame!

First round racing action takes place on Monday, October 12 with the finals on Thursday. The fall Auction will be held at the Hall of Fame on Friday at 9:00 AM. There will be two nights of inductions at the Hall of Fame; Tuesday night we will have regular HOF inductions with Wayne Strong and Djays Octane receiving the honors. Thursday night will be the presentation of the All American, Rural Rube and Flashy Sir awards which were held over from the spring meet.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

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