Race Tracks Announce Plans To Open Gates
A number of motorsports facilities have reopened, or announced plans to reopen, after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered tracks around the nation.
PRI and SEMA have also released a Coronavirus Updates & Resources webpage that includes information on federal aid, business resources, and more. For more information, including a state-by-state guide to race track reopenings, visit performanceracing.com/corona-updates/, or contact email@example.com.
In addition, several race series and sanctioning bodies have announced updated 2020 schedules. View a lineup of race series schedule updates here.
Tucson Speedway has resumed its 2020 schedule, which next features the Killer Bees event on August 15. For an up-to-date schedule, visit tucsonspeedway.com/schedule/.
All American Speedway
All American Speedway has resumed racing its 2020 schedule, which will feature Saturday night NASCAR weekly racing. For more information, visit AllAmericanSpeedway.com/schedule/.
Madera Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which features Saturday night weekly racing through October. For an up-to-date schedule, visit racemadera.com/schedule.html.
Petaluma Speedway has resumed racing. Next on the schedule is the 9th annual Soares Classic featuring the Hunt Wingless Sprint Tour, Top Dog Modified, and 600s, followed by its weekly racing series on Sunday, August 30. For an up-to-date schedule, visit petaluma-speedway.com/schedule/.
Perris Auto Speedway
Perris Auto Speedway has announced the remainder of its 2020 schedule, which features the LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI on September 5, followed by the Glenn Howard Classic on September 26. For more information, visit perrisautospeedway.com/schedule.html.
Russell Motorsports Inc. has announced relaunched its 2020 season, which features a points race on August 29, followed by another points race on September 19. Its August 15 and August 24 features have been cancelled. For an up-to-date schedule, visit placervillespeedway.com/schedule.
Thunderhill Raceway Park
NASA Nor Cal has chosen to reschedule the 2020 25 Hours of Thunderhill Raceway presented by Hawk Performance Products. For more information, visit thunderhill.com.
Georgetown Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which features the ‘Blast at the Beach’ Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds on Tuesday, August 25, followed by the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars on Friday, September 11. For an up-to-date schedule, visit thegeorgetownspeedway.com/.
Homestead-Miami Speedway has resumed racing. For the up-to-date schedule, visit homesteadmiamispeedway.com/Guest-Info/Track-Calendar.
Gresham Motorsports Park
Local drivers can schedule a private practice session at Gresham Motorsports Park in accordance with up-to-date social distancing regulations. To schedule a session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, Gresham Motorsports Park has delayed the Peach State Classic until October 23-25. For more information, visit racegmp.com.
Meridian Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Meridianspeed/.
Anderson Speedway has resumed its 2020 schedule, which features limited practice session and the 72nd annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW on September 5. The Little 500 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also take place. Following the event will be the Michael Waltrip Takes On VORES Compact Touring Series presented by Byrider event, set for Saturday, September 12. General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children up to 12 years old, and free for five and under. For more information, visit andersonspeedway.com/events/.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Track officials have announced the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Aug. 23 without fans. The decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership. All on-track activity during the month of August, including practice and qualifications, will be closed to the general public. All of the action from IMS can be viewed via NBC Sports Gold, NBCSN or NBC. Visit IMS.com or INDYCAR.com for a comprehensive streaming and broadcast schedule.
For more information, visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
Racing has resumed at the Indianapolis Speedrome, which is scheduled to host Late Model 50-Lap Figure 8, Street Stock Toby Eads Memorial 75, Adult Faskarts, Ford Oval & Figure 8s and July 25, followed by Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 events. For more information, visit Speedrome.com/schedule.html.
Lucas Oil Raceway
Racing has resumed at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, which features a robust schedule through the end of October. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Summer Spectacle and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is set for August 6-9. For more information, visit LucasOilRaceway.com/events/full-schedule/.
Racing has resumed at the 1/4- & 1/8-mile drag strips, which is scheduled to host the Muncie Night of Fire on August 1, followed by the Hole Shot Media Grudge Shootout on August 2.
The Marion County Fair Association, in cooperation with Knoxville Raceway, has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2020 racing season. The 2021 Knoxville Raceway season is scheduled to begin with the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener on Saturday, April 17, 2021. For more information, visit KnoxvilleRaceway.com/Schedule.aspx
Pepsi Lee County Speedway
Track promoters Brian and Marcie Gaylord have announced several schedule changes to the Drive For 5 program for IMCA Sunoco Late Models. For more information, visit the IMCA website here.
Southern Iowa Speedway
The Okaloosa, Iowa facility has resumed weekly racing. For the latest schedule, visit facebook.com/southerniowaspeedway/.
Dodge City Raceway Park (DCRP)
Dodge City Raceway Park will open its 2020 season on its 3/8-mile clay oval on June 20. The Armed Forces Night even will feature IMCA Hobby Stocks, Precise Racing Products DCRP sprint cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, and IMA Stock Cars. The following night will feature a full slate of micro sprints and karts on the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval. For more information, visit dodgecityraceway.com.
Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced that Open Wheel Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29. For more information, visit seekonkspeedway.com.
Galesvurg Speedway has temporarily suspended its 2020 racing season. For more information, visit GalesburgSpeedway.com.
Kalamazoo Speedway has suspended its 2020 season until August 8, which effectively postpones its Intimidator 100 Late Model event. For more information, visit elkospeedway.com.
Elko Speedway has kicked off its 2020 season with a special event. For more information, visit elkospeedway.com.
I-70 Motorsports Park
The grand reopening of I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, originally planned for Sept. 11-12, is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, visit i70motorsportspark.com.
Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which includes the Saturday, July 25, event featuring Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and B-Mods. For an up-to-date schedule, visit lucasoilspeedway.com/events/schedule.
Lincoln County Raceway
Lincoln County Raceway has reopened for test and tune sessions. For more information, visit facebook.com/LincolnCountyRaceway/.
I-80 Speedway has announced three days of side-by-side racing action along with $65,000 in top prizes and over $250,000 in purse money, beginning Thursday, July 23 and culminating with the 101 laps, $53,000-to-win Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals on Saturday, July 25. Fans will be allowed at the event. More information and tickets may be found at I-80Speedway.com.
New England Dragway
NHRA officials have announced a second JEGS SPORTSnationals event on the weekend of Aug. 21-22, at New England Dragway. The new race will bring national-event level drag racing to the historic Northeast locale, which lost this year's regularly scheduled NHRA main event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit nhra.com or nedragway.com.
White Mountain Motorsports Park
White Mountain Motorsports Park has updated its 2020 schedule, which features the North East Mini Stock Tour 50 on Saturday, July 25, and the Whelen Modified Tour
White Mountain Showdown 200 on Saturday, August 1. For more information, visit WhiteMountainMotorsports.com/schedule.html.
Bethel Motor Speedway
Bethel Motor Speedway in Bethel, New York, is open and allowing spectators. Its Saturday weekly racing schedule is headlined by the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit bethelmotorspeedway.com.
Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo has announced its 2020 schedule has been postponed. As a result, there will be no racing on Saturday, July 25. Officials expect to resume racing in August, and will announce an updated schedule at a later date. For more information, visit TheFondaSpeedway.com/.
Land Of Legends
Land of Legends in Canandaigua has updated its 2020 schedule, which can be found at landoflegendsraceway.com/events/.
Ransomville Speedway management has announced the cancellation of its 2020 racing season. For more information, visit ransomvillespeedway.com.
Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie Partridge, Connie Partridge, and Tom Gatz announced the track is forced to cancel all racing events for the month of June. For more information, visit riverheadraceway.com.
Watkins Glen International
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen IMSA event, which had been rescheduled for September 3-6 at Watkins Glen International, has been realigned to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta that same weekend.
The SCCA Majors Super Tour, scheduled for June 19-21, and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, scheduled for July 10-12, 2020, have been postponed until 2021. The rescheduled date for the Festival will be July 9-11, 2021. Ticketholders with questions may visit theglen.com/assistance-IMSA. For more information, visit theglen.com.
Weedsport Speedway announced plans to open its season with the Hall of Fame 100 for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds on Sunday, July 26. For more information, visit weedsportspeedway.com.
Ace Speedway has returned to racing. For more information, visit acespeedway.net.
Bowman Gray Stadium
Bowman Gray Stadium Racing’s 2020 season has unfortunately been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, visit BowmanGrayRacing.com/coronavirus-updates/.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Track officials have updated its 2020 schedule, which can be found at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com/schedule/complete-schedule/.
Orange County Speedway
The CARS Tour will sanction the Old North State Nationals, set for October 17-18, at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. The event will offer a $75,000 purse, paying $30,000 to the winner and $1,250 to start the feature on Sunday. If North Carolina remains in Phase 2, however, alternative plans will be announced. For more information, visit facebook.com/ocstrack/.
Eldora Speedway officials have announced the 50th World 100 has been rescheduled to early September 2021. The legendary event was scheduled for September 10-12.
While the grandstands and campgrounds remain closed, competitor-based auto racing is an approved activity, so racing will still take place Thursday through Sunday, September 12.
In addition, the 39th 4-Crown Nationals has been rescheduled to September 2021.
For more information, visit eldoraspeedway.com or the Eldora Speedway schedule webpage.
Shadybowl Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule. For more information, visit shadybowlspeedway.rocks/.
Sharon Speedway will not host racing until fan restrictions are lifted. This means the July 18 event, set to feature the RUSH Late Model Series for the inaugural Bill Forney Memorial, has been postponed. Track rentals are still available. For more information, visit SharonSpeedway.com.
Summit Motorsports Park
Bill Bader Jr. has announced that Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, will not reopen in 2020. To read the official statement, visit here. For more information, visit summitmotorsportspark.com.
Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (HMRC)
The paved road course facility in Hallett, Oklahoma, is hosting the CVAR Mike Stephens Classic on August 21-23, an event that was previously scheduled to take place on March 20-22. A Miatas event is also slated for September 4-5, followed by a High Speed Touring event on September 11-13. For more information, visit hallettracing.net/events/.
The oval track in Lawton, Oklahoma, has resumed its Saturday night weekly racing, which runs through Saturday, September 26, and features IMCA 305 RaceSaver Sprints, USRA Mods, Limited Mods, Mini Stocks, and more. The 29th annual Winter Nationals and Lanny Edwards Memorial Vintage Race Event is set for September 25-26. For more information, visit lawtonspeedway.com/schedule.html.
Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park
The drag strip in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the Midnight Drags on August 15, August 22, September 5, October 3, and October 31. An ET bracket points race, plus NHRA Good Guys, will take place Saturday, August 29. Test-N-Tune events take place every Friday. For more information, visit tulsaracewaypark.com/schedule/.
Port City Raceway
Port City Raceway in Tulsa has revised its 2020 schedule, which features Saturday night weekly racing through September 26. The 21st annual Pete Frazier Memorial featuring the NOW600 National Series is set for September 4-5, while the RUJO Rumble will take place on October 2-3. For more information, visit portcityraceway.net/schedule/.
Jennerstown Speedway Complex
Jennerstown Speedway Complex has resumed its Saturday weekly racing events, which will be hosted now through the Championship Night on Saturday, September 19. For an up-to-date schedule, visit jennerstown.org/myracepass/schedule.
Mahoning Valley Speedway
Mahoning Valley Speedway has resumed weekly racing. For more information, visit mahoningvalley-speedway.com.
Selinsgrove Speedway has resumed weekly racing. For more information, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com/.
Williams Grove Speedway
Williams Grove Speedway has resumed racing. For the latest information, visit williamsgrove.com.
Darlington Dragway has updated its 2020 schedule. For more information, visit racedarlingtondragway.com.
I-90 Speedway has announced a return to racing. For more information, visit i90speedway.com.
Park Jefferson International Speedway
Park Jefferson Speedway has resumed its 2020 schedule, which features IMCA weekly racing on August 1, and the seventh annual J&J Fitting Iron Cup on August 7. For more information, visit parkjeff.com.
River Cities Speedway
River Cities Speedway has resumed racing with fans. Spectators are asked to social distance and wear masks. Five events are set for July, including July 24 Hall of Fame Night and the July 31 event featuring the NLRA Late Model Tour, A-Mods, MWM, STS & Lightning Sprints. For an up-to-date schedule, visit rivercitiesspeedway.com/schedule.html.
Memphis International Raceway
Due to Shelby County, Tennessee restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, the 34th Annual Super Chevy Show at Memphis International Raceway has been postponed and rescheduled for April 10-12, 2021. For more information, visit racemir.com.
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Smoky Mountain Speedway will reopen its 4/10-mile oval. For more information, visit smokymountainspeedway.com.
South Texas Speedway
South Texas Speedway will host practice sessions at its track. For more information, visit facebook.com/STXSpeedwayRacing/.
Texas Motorplex has reopened its facility. For more information, visit texasmotorplex.com.
Utah Motorsports Campus
Utah Motorsports Campus, which features a karting center, has announced a reopening phase. For more information, visit utahmotorsportscampus.com.
Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl
Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl has resumed racing. For more information, visit thunderroadvt.com.
Virginia Motor Speedway
The Virginia Is For Racing Lovers King of the Commonwealth, sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and FASTRAK Racing, has been rescheduled for the spring of 2021. For more information, visit vamotorspeedway.com.
Skagit Speedway has resumed weekly racing and will host Thursday Night Thunder through August 27. Fans can live-stream the Thursday events via skagitspeedway.TV. For more information, visit skagitspeedway.com.
Elkins Raceway has resumed its 2020 schedule. For more information, visit elkinsraceway.com.
Slinger Super Speedway
Slinger Super Speedway has resumed Sunday weekly racing events now through September 27. For more information, visit slingersuperspeedway.com.
Track officials in the area petitioned the government, and are now permitted to open for track day events, with social distancing guidelines and related restrictions in effect. No spectators will be admitted. For more information, visit merrittvillespeedway.com.
Officials have announced that the 2020 season has been postponed for the year and the track’s 25th anniversary season will instead be celebrated in 2021. This includes the Kool Kidz Micro Sprints class. For more information, visit ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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