LIKE other sportspeople, Leeton's Jarrod Whitty has had to adjust to a new way of living.
Whitty, who has been a driver in the Toyota Gazoo Racing 86 Series for around four years, has had to sit in the back seat while the season is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The season had been due to start in early June at the Truck Assist Winton Super400, before heading to the Watpac Townsville 400 later in that month.
However, these races have been pushed back, likely until the second half of the year.
"With the restrictions we have at the moment our series and Supercars are obviously on hold ... at the moment they are still committing to our series going ahead," Whitty said.
"It might all be towards the end of the year or even into early 2021.
"At the moment they've said Bathurst is still set to go ahead in October.
"There's obviously a lot of ideas floating around of how to make sure the season can still go ahead."
For now, that means racing, like other sports across Australia and the globe, are in limbo.
Whitty, who competes against some top-class outfits, is a family-operated team.
He is supported by his father in terms of getting the car ready for racing, as well as his local sponsors.
However, while his team may be small, Whitty has shown he can match it with the best, regularly finishing in the top 10 during the 2019 season.
That 2019 season did end in some heartbreak for Whitty after an incident in the meeting of the season.
"We qualified really well at the last race of the season, but were unfortunately 'crashed off' by the race leader," he said.
"I was in fifth at the time, he crashed into the wall, it was off the race start, so he took the next five cars with him.
"It took out the front of my car and did a fair bit of damage and broke the engine. So that was a bit of a bad end to the season."
This has meant Whitty and his father spent much of the off-season having to re-build his vehicle to prepare for the 2020 season.
The damage was so bad, Whitty had to pack up for that weekend and head home.
"We've done a lot of work over the off-season ... we rebuilt the engine that was broken," Whitty said.
"We've rebuilt the whole front of the car. All new panels and Leeton Toyota has helped us out there.
"Lots of work has gone into it. We were looking good for Winton, but obviously that has all changed now."
Whitty had also been hoping to host some of his sponsors from Leeton at this race in June, but said he would look to do that at another time.
He said without their support, his small operation would not be able to continue.
In the meantime with COVID-19 restrictions continuing, Whitty said there was a way to still "stay in the game".
"We are fortunate in motor racing we have e-sports ... it simulates racing," he said.
"With what you can do online with a dedicated steering wheel and a set up is actually quite transferable I guess to the real car.
"I use it to keep my eye in I guess.
"We can still do a bit of that, which is good. It's basically the next best thing.
"It's a bit of a substitute for not being able to race. It's got a steering wheel, shift lights, gear stick, pedals."
This then collates data, which Whitty can have a look through to see where he's progressing.
"It's not real life, but until the pandemic goes away, it's at least something we can do," he said.
Whitty said however the season progresses once restrictions are lifted would be something he would commit to.
"Whatever format that takes, we are committed to it," he said.
"Hopefully we can get started again later in the year and have all the supporters there.
"The supercars attract big crowds, so obviously everyone's health and safety has to come first."
In the meantime, Whitty will continue in his career as a radiographer in Albury, which is certainly a role that keeps him busy.
"Whenever we can start racing again, we'll be back and ready to go," he said.