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NEW: Race Tracks Announce Plans To Open Gates
May 21, 2020
Motorsports facilities around the nation have announced plans to reopen and host race events, practice sessions, and live streams while following recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
NEW: Race Tracks Announce Plans To Open Gates

A number of motorsports facilities and tracks across the nation have announced plans to reopen and host race events while following recommended guidelines set forth by local, state and federal health officials in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

PRI and SEMA have also released a Coronavirus Updates & Resources webpage that includes information on federal aid, business resources, and a state-by-state guide covering the latest on lockdown restrictions. For more information, visit performanceracing.com/corona-updates/, or contact mail@performanceracing.com.

In addition, several race series and sanctioning bodies have announced updated 2020 schedules. View a lineup of race series schedule updates here.

Alaska
Alaska Raceway Park

Alaska Raceway Park will host a "soft opening" test and tune on Memorial Day weekend. As the track staff prepares for the event, which will follow the latest health guidelines, officials are expecting event approval from the state, according to Frontiersman.com.

For more information, visit raceak.com or call 907-746-7223.

Arizona
Adobe Mountain Speedway

Adobe Mountain Speedway will host spectator-free racing during the Salute To Indy on May 22-24. The event will be broadcast on fastforum.com. For more information, visit adobemountainspeedway.com.

Tucson Dragway
Tucson Dragway will host a No Prep Surface Test on Friday, May 22, followed by the Beyond 1320 Race on Saturday, May 23. No spectators will be permitted at either event. For more information, visit tucsondragway.com.

Tucson Speedway
Tucson Speedway will reopen with the two-day Armed Forces Day event featuring Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Hornets, Thunder Trucks, Outlaws, and Hobby Stocks on May 23-24. Two events are set for June, the ICEBREAKER Race The Temp on June 6, and the Freaky Fast on June 20. For more information, visit tucsonspeedway.com.

California
Auto Club Famoso Raceway
Auto Club Famoso Raceway and Stith Printing, Inc. are seeking nitro teams from around the US to participate in its "National Day of Nitro" live steam event. Nationwide fire ups, interviews, and more will be featured on the virtual live stream on May 30, which begins noon EST at nationaldayofnitro.com and facebook.com/auto.club.famoso.raceway/.

All participating teams will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 credit towards an entry or ticket purchases for the 2021 Good Vibrations March Meet presented by Lucas Oil, as well as a $1,000 credit for Stith Printing, Inc.

"Let's Burn Nitro Again" t-shirts will also be available for purchase online, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW). For more information, contact Auto Club Famoso Raceway at 844-346-4876 ext. 4, or email nitro@famosoraceway.com.

Lakeport Speedway
Lakeport Speedway will host Test and Tune practice sessions May 23 and May 24. The events will be sanctioned by Northern California Racing Association (NCRA). For more information, visit facebook.com/NCRA-Lakeport-Speedway-598523177295883.

Madera Speedway
Madera Speedway has announced county approval for a phased reopening. For more information, visit here.

Perris Auto Speedway
Perris Auto Speedway officials hope to return to racing in June, as the track's previously announced "Salute To Indy" event on May 23 has been canceled due to Riverside County mandates. For the latest information, visit perrisautospeedway.com.

Florida
Orlando Speed World Dragway
Orlando Speed World, in collaboration with promoters Duck Productions and Boss Productions, will host the COVID-8 Radial vs. World event is set for May 22-23. The track will also host Test-n-Tune sessions. For the latest information, visit facebook.com/orlandospeedworlddragway/.

Georgia
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 info@racegmp.com. Additionally, Gresham Motorsports Park has delayed the Peach State Classic until October 23-25. For more information, visit racegmp.com.

Idaho
Meridian Speedway
Meridian Speedway will host its first-ever PPV-only race on May 16. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Meridianspeed/.

Indiana
Anderson Speedway
As part of an operational announcement, Anderson Speedway officials announced the track will host limited practice sessions at its facility. Officials are also working on an updated schedule, and have already announced the 72nd annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW has been rescheduled for September 5. For more information, visit andersonspeedway.com.

Gas City I-69 Speedway
Gas City I-69 Speedway, after discussions with state officials, have canceled its Test and Tune scheduled for early May. For more information, visit gascityi69speedway.com.

Iowa
34 Raceway
34 Raceway will host the Hearth & Home Technologies Careers Night with Sprint Invaders on Sunday, May 24, featuring $1,500-to-win IMCA Late Models and $1,500-to-win IMCA Stock Cars. Additional classes include stock cars, 360 winged sprints, and Dirt Late Models. The event will be broadcast on Speed Shift TV. May 30 will feature the Roberts Tire Center Night, featuring 305 winged sprints, modifieds, Sport Mods, and Dirt Late Models. For more information, visit 34raceway.com.

Davenport Speedway
Davenport Speedway promoters Ricky and Brenda Kay announced plans to open with a participant-only event on May 15. Regular IMCA classes will take to the quarter-mile dirt oval, and fans can view the action live on doneright.tv/.

Independence Motor Speedway
The 2020 racing season will see its first green flag of the season this Saturday, May 23. Cars in seven classes will return to flying around the 3/8 mile dirt track on the Buchanan County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit facebook.com/indeespeedway.

Knoxville Raceway
The 60th annual Knoxville Nationals is set for August 12-15. For more information, visit knoxvilleraceway.com.

Southern Iowa Speedway
The Okaloosa, Iowa facility has resumed weekly racing. For the latest schedule, visit facebook.com/southerniowaspeedway/.

Kansas
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.

Massachusetts
Seekonk Speedway
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.

Minnesota
North Central Speedway
North Central Speedway will host a private event May 9 featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks, and IMCA Sport Compacts. For more information, visit facebook.com/Northcentralspeedway.

Missouri
Central Missouri Speedway
Central Missouri Speedway has announced a revised 2020 race schedule and opening night, which is set for Saturday, May 23, during Memorial Day weekend. To view the Central Missouri Speedway revised schedule, visit here. For more information, visit centralmissourispeedway.net/.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will hold its season opener on May 9, with a three-division DIRTcar racing program on the third-mile oval. The event will be live streamed. For more information, visit federatedautopartsraceway.com or call 636-479-3219.

I-35 Speedway
I-35 Speedway will host a season opener on May 8-9, featuring E-Mods, Sport Compacts, Pure Stocks, and Show-Me Vintage Racers on Friday night, and USRA Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods, and the Midwest Limited Late Models on Saturday night. For more information, visit i-35speedway.net.

Jackson Motorplex
Jackson Motorplex is set to host back-to-back shows featuring Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey’s General Stores 410 winged sprint cars on May 15-16, during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey’s Five Star Roofing and Tweeter Contracting. The feature event pays $5,000 to win on Friday and $7,000 to win on Saturday. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division is scheduled compete on on Friday night as well. Spectators will not be in attendance. Both nights will feature a live video stream via SpeedShiftTV.com. For more information, visit jacksonmotorplex.com.

Lake Ozark Speedway
Lake Ozark Speedway (LOS) is opening its track for test & tune sessions. A May 16 event will also feature ASCS Warrior/Sooner Region Sprints, POWRi Non-Wing Sprints, and LOS Powri Racesaver Sprints. For more information, visit twitter.com/LOSspeedway and lakeozarkspeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway has announced plans to resume weekly racing for the following divisions: Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods. Pre-registration must be done on Lucas Oil Speedway's MyRacePass site. For the latest information, visit lucasoilspeedway.com.

World Wide Technology (WWT) Raceway
WWT Raceway is permitted, under the guidance of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to host private, limited-participant testing events. Street-legal drag racing, drift testing, and drag strip sessions are available.

In addition, the drag strip has rescheduled the NMRA Gateway Rumble from May 14-16, to May 28-31. Its road course is rescheduled to open with the SCCA Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour on May 29-31. For the latest information, visit wwtraceway.com.

Nebraska
Eagle Raceway
Eagle Raceway will host practice sessions May 22-24. RV camping spots are available, and the Eagle Raceway Bar & Grill will be open. Teams will be required to practice social distancing and related guidelines. For more information, visit facebook.com/TheEagleRaceway/.

Lincoln County Raceway
Lincoln County Raceway has reopened for test and tune sessions. For more information, visit facebook.com/LincolnCountyRaceway/.

New Hampshire
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.

New York
Watkins Glen International
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, originally scheduled for June 25-28, will be rescheduled for the weekend of October 1-4, 2020. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup, and Lamborghini Super Trofeo events will run on the new 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. The SCCA Majors Super Tour event date will be announced in the coming weeks. Ticketholders with questions may visit theglen.com/assistance-IMSA. For more information, visit theglen.com.

Weedsport Speedway
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.

North Carolina
Ace Speedway
Ace Speedway will host its season opener on May 22, with social distancing guidelines in effect. Late Model Stocks, Pro Mods, Limiteds, Modifieds, Mini Stocks, and more will take the track. For more information, visit acespeedway.net.

Charlotte Motor Speedway
Racing resumes at CMS on Sunday, May 24, for the Coca-Cola 600. The event will be hosted without spectators in attendance and will be broadcast on FOX and PRN. The NASCAR All-Star Race has been postponed, with a date yet to be determined.

In addition, the track will also host drive-in/drive-through graduation ceremonies for Cabarrus County High Schools from June 12-13. For more information, visit the CMS release here.

For the latest information, visit charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway will reopen for competition on May 16, for an event featuring Late Models, Paramount Auto Group Limiteds, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and Renegades. For more information, visit hickorymotorspeedway.com.

Ohio
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

In close consultation with local officials and stringent adherence to state guidelines, including executive orders from Governor Mike Dewine, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, OH, will host its 20th annual season-opening event on Saturday, May 9, featuring UMP-style late models, modifieds, Legend cars and more.

Although no spectators will be allowed in the grandstands, the BMC website has information on extremely limited trackside parking. Participants will be limited with carefully placed parking areas a recommended distance away.

Fans are encouraged to support the track and the industry by tuning into the broadcast on Pit Row TV.

For more information, including the government regulations that will be implemented on race day, visit brushcreekmotorsports.com, and the track's Facebook (@BrushcreekMotorsports) and Twitter (@BMCupdates) accounts.

Oklahoma
Port City Raceway

Port City Raceway has revised its May schedule, here.

Pennsylvania
Williams Grove Speedway
Williams Grove Speedway plans to resume racing on June 12, with 410 sprint cars. For the latest information, visit williamsgrove.com.

South Carolina
Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway will resume its 2020 season on May 16, while following recommended social distancing and related guidelines. For more information, visit florencemotorspeedway.net/.

South Dakota
Darlington Dragway
Darlington Dragway, with permission from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, will hold test sessions under strict guidelines, as reported by Drag Illustrated. Guidelines include social distancing, temperature checks, and no spectators. Deputies will be on hand to ensure the guidelines are followed. For more information, visit racedarlingtondragway.com.

I-90 Speedway
After announcing weather delays, I-90 Speedway is set to open its season on May 20. For more information, visit i90speedway.com.

Park Jefferson International Speedway
Park Jefferson Speedway will host the Sprint Car Shootout featuring two complete shows on May 23 and on May 25. Several classes are on the slate, including Nebraska 360 sprints, Midwest Sprint Touring Series, IMCA Modifieds, United States Modified Touring Series, and more. For more information, visit parkjeff.com.

Tennessee
Smoky Mountain Speedway
Smoky Mountain Speedway will return to racing action this Saturday, May 23 with Memorial Day Mayhem at the Mountains. Three exciting divisions will be in action at the 4/10-mile oval. For mroe information, visit smokymountainspeedway.com.

Texas
Monarch Motor Speedway
Monarch Motor Speedway will host the RaceSaver Sprint Series of Oklahoma, and USRA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Tuners, and Mini-Stocks on Friday, May 8. Saturday, May 9, will feature the Sprint Car Bandits, plus Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. Limited grandstand seating will be enforced. For more information, mmsdirt.com.

South Texas Speedway
South Texas Speedway will host practice sessions at its track. For more information, visit facebook.com/STXSpeedwayRacing/.

Texas Motorplex
Texas Motorplex is set to host the Keurig Dr. Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection, a participant-only event, on May 21-23. Teams will compete for one of the largest cash purses ever offered to Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters, and the Mid-West Pro Mods will also show off their 200 mph door-slammer speed. For more information, visit texasmotorplex.com.

West Texas Raceway
West Texas Raceway has scheduled practice sessions in May. For more information, visit facebook.com/westtexasraceway.

Utah
Utah Motorsports Campus 
Utah Motorsports Campus, which features a karting center, has announced a limited re-opening phase. For more information, visit utahmotorsportscampus.com.

Vermont
Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl
Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl plans to resume racing on June 12, with the Capital City Auto Mart Night. For the latest information, visit thunderroadvt.com.

West Virginia
Elkins Raceway
Elkins Raceway will be allowed to race May 23 with no spectators in the stands. For more information, visit elkinsraceway.com.

Wisconsin
Slinger Super Speedway
Super late models will take center stage at Slinger Super Speedway on May 17, with Sunday night racing returning May 24, for the EH Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Spectacular.

The Miller Lite Spring Opener, featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series, has been tentatively postponed to July 5. The Small Car Enduro, originally scheduled for early May, has also been postponed. A make-up date will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit slingersuperspeedway.com.

Canada
Ontario
Merrittville Speedway
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.

Photo courtesy of Watkins Glen International