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Race Tracks Announce Plans To Open Gates
July 2, 2020
A number of motorsports facilities have reopened—or announced plans to reopen—after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered tracks around the nation. View the running list, updated regularly, of the latest racing schedules.
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 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.

Tucson Speedway
Tucson Speedway announced plans to host the Independence Day 100 on July 4, followed by a complete 2020 schedule. For an up-to-date schedule, visit tucsonspeedway.com/schedule/.

All American Speedway
All American Speedway in Roseville, California, will host its next NASCAR weekly event on July 11. For more information, visit allamericanspeedway.com.

Madera Speedway
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
Petaluma Speedway weekly racing featuring wingless sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and Redwood Dwarfs is set for Sunday, July 5. Winged 360 sprint cars, Super Stocks, Dwarfs, and Mini Stocks are set for Saturday, July 11. For an up-to-date schedule, visit petaluma-speedway.com/schedule/.

Placerville Speedway
Russell Motorsports Inc. has relaunched its 2020 season, which features a points race on July 4, followed by a points race on July 18. Its July 11 USAC West Coast event has been canceled. For an up-to-date schedule, visit placervillespeedway.com/schedule.

Stafford Motor Speedway has revised its mid-summer schedule, which features Friday night weekly racing and a Bud Light Open Modified 80 on Saturday, July 18, followed by another special event Saturday, August 1. For an up-to-date schedule, visit staffordmotorspeedway.com.

Georgetown Speedway
Georgetown Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which features a Friday, July 24 event with fans in attendance. For an up-to-date schedule, visit the track website here.

Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway will next host the Fast Lane Friday on August 7, followed by the Give Back at the Track event on August 15. For the up-to-date schedule, visit the track calendar here.

Atlanta Motor Speedway
The seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, originally scheduled for April 25–26, will be held October 17–18, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Spectator tickets will be available online. For more information, visit AtlantaMotorama.com.

Gresham Motorsports Park
Local drivers can schedule a private practice session at Gresham Motorsports Park. For more information, contact info@racegmp.com. Additionally, Gresham Motorsports Park has delayed the Peach State Classic until October 23-25. For more information, visit racegmp.com.

Meridian Speedway
Meridian Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule and will host fireworks, Speed Tour sprints, NAPA Big 5 Late Models, Junior Lates, Legends, and the Big Daddy’s Midnight Ride of Paul Revere on July 4. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Meridianspeed/.

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.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS)
The July 4 race weekend at IMS will run without spectators. Other public events surrounding the weekend have been canceled given the decision to run all races without fans. This includes the Driven2SaveLives BC39 USAC Midget race and the FGL Fest concert. Fans who have purchased tickets will be contacted directly by IMS. For an up-to-date schedule, visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

Mt. Lawn Speedway
The next race at Mt. Lawn Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 12. Track officials have also rescheduled the 47th running of the Northern Transport Raintree 100 for the Vore's Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman powered by JEGS. Originally scheduled for June 28, the event was pushed to August 16 due to weather. For more information, visit mtlawn.com.

Port Royal Speedway
Originally scheduled to be headlined during Memorial Day weekend, Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial found a new home on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule and will now be featured on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. An unofficial precursor to the upcoming two-day Tuscarora 50 in mid-September, the 2020 Bob Weikert Memorial will award a pair of $10,000 top prizes. For an up-to-date schedule, visit portroyalspeedway.com.

Knoxville Raceway
The Marion County Fair Board and Knoxville Raceway have postponed the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s until August 11-14, 2021.

In lieu of the event, Knoxville Raceway will partner with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for three nights of racing, August 13-15, culminating with the Brownells Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank (previously scheduled on Sunday, August 9). The event will pay $50,000 to win and $3,000 to start. Due to COVID restrictions, only 7,000 spectators will be permitted to attend each night. For more information, visit KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

Pepsi Lee County Speedway
The Donnellson, Iowa track has resumed Friday night weekly racing, with a break set for Friday, July 3, and a special "Saturday Fun" event set for August 1. For more information, visit leecountyspeedway.com/schedule/.

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

Dodge City Raceway Park (DCRP)
Dodge City Raceway Park will next host the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car Clash on July 2, followed by the Stock Car Shootout on July 18. For more information, visit dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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.

Elko Speedway
Elko Speedway kicks off its 2020 season on July 4 with a special event called “Racing Against Racism” featuring stock cars. For more information, visit elkospeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which includes the Casey's General Stores Thursday Night Thunder presented by KY3 event on July 2, 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 will host the Red, White, and Boom event on July 4. 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
Land Of Legends
Land of Legends in Canandaigua has updated its 2020 schedule, which can be found at landoflegendsraceway.com/events/. Next on the schedule is the Saturday Spectacular featuring Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman, 305 sprints, Street Stocks, and Hobby Stocks on July 11.

Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International announced that the events of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will be rescheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2020, featuring all four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes for the second round of the four-race Michelin Endurance Cup schedule.

The weekend will also include the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240, the four-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race, as well as doubleheader races for both the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the rescheduled weekend. For more information, visit TheGlen.com/assistance-IMSA.

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. For more information, visit TheGlen.com.

Weedsport Speedway
Weedsport Speedway will host its next event on Sunday, July 26, for the Hall of Fame 100 featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. For more information, visit WeedsportSpeedway.com.

North Carolina
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Following the guidance of local and state health officials, U.S. Legend Cars International and Charlotte Motor Speedway have announced that the June schedule for the Summer Shootout will feature back-to-back nights of racing for the first four weeks.

In an effort to follow safe social distancing practices, the opening month events will be contested without fans and will feature Bandolero racing on Monday nights and Legend Car action each Tuesday night. For an up-to-date schedule, visit CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com/schedule/complete-schedule/.

Attica Raceway Park

Attica Raceway Park is set to host the 2020 edition of the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, featuring the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, on July 3. The track will also host the 2020 Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 14, with reserved seats available. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. For more information, visit AtticaRacewayPark.com.

Eldora Speedway
Eldora Speedway has rescheduled the 37th annual Kings Royal Weekend to July 2021.

The legendary half-mile dirt oval’s marquee sprint car event was originally slated for July 15-18, 2020, but the Ohio Department of Health’s orders restricting mass gatherings and spectator events at large venues remain in effect as a part of the state’s overall response to the COVID-19 health crisis. For more information, visit eldoraspeedway.com.

Shadybowl Speedway
Shadybowl Speedway has updated its 2020 schedule, which features a three-day show Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. The Denny Shatto Memorial and Harley Davidson Night is also set for July 11. For more information, visit shadybowlspeedway.rocks/schedule.html.

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.

Port City Raceway

Port City Raceway has revised its schedule, which features weekly Saturday points races. The second annual PE3 and Engler Stock Nationals is also set for July 17-18. For an up-to-date schedule, visit portcityraceway.net/schedule/.

Jennerstown Speedway Complex
Jennerstown Speedway Complex will host the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Super Late Model Tour for the inaugural $20,000-to-win Thomas Automotive American Freedom on July 4. For an up-to-date schedule, visit jennerstown.org/myracepass/schedule.

Mahoning Valley Speedway
Mahoning Valley Speedway has resumed weekly racing, and will host the George Wambold Modified 81 Lap Tribute Race on July 11. For more information, visit mahoningvalley-speedway.com.

Selinsgrove Speedway
Selinsgrove Speedway has resumed weekly racing. The track is also set to host the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series North v. South program along with Williams Grove Speedway. For more information, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com/.

Williams Grove Speedway
Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg has resumed racing and is set to host the 2020 Civil War Super Late Model Series North v. South program along with Selinsgrove Speedway. 

And, to help launch a two-day visit to Port Royal Speedway in Indiana, the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17, for the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial. For the latest information, visit williamsgrove.com.

South Dakota
Darlington Dragway
Darlington Dragway has updated its 2020 schedule, which features a July 3-4, special event, followed by a visit from the IHRA drag racing on July 10-12. For more information, visit racedarlingtondragway.com.

I-90 Speedway
I-90 Speedway will host the Midwest Sprint Touring Series (MSTS) sprint cars, IMCA Racesaver Sprints, Late Model Street Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks this July 4, and July 18. For more information, visit i90speedway.com.

Park Jefferson International Speedway
Park Jefferson Speedway has IMCA weekly racing returns on July 18, followed by a visit from IMCA Dirt Knights on July 20. 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 the July 17 event featuring the World of Outlaws Late Models, NOSA Sprint Cars, and A-Mods. For an up-to-date schedule, visit rivercitiesspeedway.com/schedule.html.

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Smoky Mountain Speedway will next host the Smoky Mountain Summer Showdown on Friday, July 10. 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
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. Thunder Road officials have announced that the track has received state approval to allow limited fan attendance at the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular on Thursday, July 2. It will be the first event at the track with front gate attendance permitted since the beginning of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition, the track will also host Late Models, Flying Tigers, and Street Stocks on July 9, for the Efficiency Vermont Night event. This will be followed by the 41st Vermont Governor's Cup on July 16, set to schedule Flying Tigers, Street Stocks, and 150 laps of Late Models. For more information, visit thunderroadvt.com/schedule.

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
Skagit Speedway has resumed weekly racing. Fans can live-stream the Thursday events via skagitspeedway.TV. For more information, visit skagitspeedway.com.

West Virginia
Elkins Raceway
Elkins Raceway has resumed its 2020 schedule. For more information, visit elkinsraceway.com.

Slinger Super Speedway
Slinger Super Speedway is set to host the Miller Lite Spring Opener, featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series, on 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.

Merrittville Speedway
Track officials have announced a Saturday, July 11, event will feature 358 Modifieds, Hoosier Stocks, and 360 sprint cars. No fans will be allowed. For more information, visit merrittvillespeedway.com.

Photo courtesy of Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl in Vermont