The organizers of the wildly popular Tickfaw 200 in Springfield have cancelled the 2022 event due to severe damage from 2021’s Hurricane Ida to the Blood River Marina–the headquarters of the event.
Joey Fontenot, Casey Harrison and the Livingston Parish Tourism Board had to make the difficult decision to pull the plug on Tickfaw 2022, which had been scheduled for May 4 – 7.
Hurricane Ida was recorded as the state’s second-most damaging hurricane in its history. With 150 mph sustained winds and rain, Ida decimated the entire area, leaving many without homes or shelter.
Fontenot said they were lining up everything to try and make it happen but the damage to the marina was too extensive so they’re going to keep rebuilding and focus on their return in 2023.