Race Tracks Announce Plans to Open Gates

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SEMA has compiled a list of some of the motorsports facilities and tracks across the nation that have announced plans to reopen and host race events. SEMA also has released a Coronavirus Updates & Resources page.

Race Tracks Announce Plans to Open Gates

SEMA compiled a list of some of the race tracks that have announced events for May. Here are some of them, listed by state:

California | Perris Auto Speedway

Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced the half-mile clay oval will open its 2020 season on May 23, with the annual “Salute to Indy” event featuring the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. The track will also open for private practice sessions as soon as May 2. For more information on the practice sessions and its guidelines, visit here. For more information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com.

Video | 2019 Salute to Indy Highlights from Perris Auto Speedway

Georgia | Gresham Motorsports Park

Tire Testing at 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 www.racegmp.com.

Iowa | Knoxville Raceway

Officials have announced the Knoxville Raceway season opener is set for Saturday, May 16. For more information, visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

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, Ohio, 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 www.brushcreekmotorsports.com.

Darlington Dragway

Tennessee | 411 Speedway, Smoky Mountain Speedway, Tazewell Speedway, Volunteer Speedway

Four Eastern Tennessee dirt track owners, Mitch McCarter (411 Speedway), Roger Sellers (Smoky Mountain Speedway), Gary Hall (Tazewell Speedway) and Landon Stallard (Volunteer Speedway) have agreed on a revised schedule of events for the 2020 season. The calendar opens Saturday, May 2, at 411 with a $2,500-to-win Topless Outlaws event. An open practice will also be held at Tazewell the same night. The following week, Tazewell and Volunteer will host their respective weekly racing series. For more information and the complete schedules, visit here or visit www.411motorspeedway.net.

Video | 411 Motor Speedway (604 Crate Late Models)

South Carolina | 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 www.racedarlingtondragway.com.

Slinger Super Speedway

Wisconsin | Slinger Super Speedway

Although some events through May have been canceled, Slinger Super Speedway plans to return to racing May 17, when Super Late Models will take to the track, followed by the EH Wolf & Sons Memorial Day Spectacular on May 24. For more information, visit www.slingersuperspeedway.com.

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