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Selinsgrove Speedway To Open May 9 Without Fans
Live Pay Per View, Non-Social 410 Sprint Car Race Scheduled
Selinsgrove, Pa – In an effort to provide and promote a forum for local auto racing during the current COVID– 19 Pandemic environment, Selinsgrove Speedway has partnered with The Cushion to undertake a first-of-its-kind event at the track coming up on Saturday, May 9, when it presents “Posse Unleashed,” a non-spectator, live stream pay per view ONLY 410 sprint car race at 7 pm.
Presented by Slivinski Law Offices of Selinsgrove and Middleburg, the non-spectator event for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will be carried live on The Cushion, at www.thecushion.com.
The price to view the event is $24.95 with all purchase details available at www.thecushion.com. The race carries a raindate of May 10.
There will be no general admission for this special, competitor-only, non-social, “Posse Unleashed” event at Selinsgrove Speedway.
The Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars will race for $4,000 to win and $400 to start run under the current Pennsylvania Speedweek format, including time trials.
“As a key facility in the region, we’re happy to take the lead in this effort,” says promoter Alan Kreitzer.
“We see this as a viable option to get racing underway during this trying time for the sport, the teams and really for everyone being effected by the current pandemic situation.”
The event will require pre-entry for all teams at a price of $225 each that will include a total of six (6) pit admissions including five for team members plus one for the driver. This price includes admission cost, entry fee and credit card surcharge.
There will be absolutely NO raceday pit admission sales. Teams must be pre-entered to compete.
Teams are encouraged to pre-enter immediately as the field will be limited by social distancing requirements.
To reserve a spot in the field, teams must email email@example.com with the team/driver name, car number and a contact phone number before 7 pm on Thursday, May 7.
A return call will be made to all entrants in order to finalize all purchases and complete pre-entry. Admission tickets will be distributed upon arrival at the race.
“Selinsgrove Speedway maintains its commitment to our fans, race teams and sponsors and we hope to return to the planned 2020 schedule as soon as possible,” confirms Selinsgrove Speedway General Manager Steve Inch.
“The situation is rapidly changing for all of us all the time and we will evaluate our ongoing schedule as the situation warrants and make announcements about our plans as quickly as possible as we progress,” notes promoter Mike Heffner.
“This opportunity to partner with The Cushion gives us a great chance to get racing but it also guides us toward presenting the sort of programming that The Cushion specializes in and that’s sprint car racing,” says Heffner.
“Posse Unleashed” pit gates will open at 5 pm on May 9 with time trials getting underway at 7 pm. Pit concessions will be in operation.
Snyder County, in which the speedway is located, saw its “Stay At Home” measures lifted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe on Friday, in favor of aggressive mitigation that will allow the oval to stage a non-social event.
Teams will be required to adhere to all social distancing guidelines and current pandemic rules and regulations to include the wearing of facemasks. All attendees are asked to supply their own face coverings.
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NASCAR Announces May 17 Return To Racing
NASCAR announced Thursday an initial short-term schedule, beginning with a NASCAR Cup Series race May 17 at Darlington Raceway, to mark the return to the track for the first time since middle of March. The schedule released Thursday includes a pair of NASCAR Cup Series races at the historic Darlington track on Sunday afternoon, May 17, and then on Wednesday night, May 20, with a NASCAR Xfinity Series event in between on Tuesday, May 19.
The schedule then moves to Charlotte Motor Speedway where there will be NASCAR Cup Series races on Sunday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 27, with Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events on May 25 and 26, respectively. The May 24 NASCAR Cup Series race is the traditional Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 and will be held at 6 p.m.
FOX or FS1 will televise all the races. Fans will not be permitted at the track, all the races will be one-day shows with no practice sessions, and qualifying will only take place for the Coca-Cola 600.
Safety measures will include the use of PPE by everyone at the track and health screenings for individuals before they arrive at track, while inside the facility and upon leaving it. Strict social distancing will be required, as well as limits on the number of people allowed into the facility. The executives said the plan is still to run the full 36-race schedule, but said there will be some changes in venue and that details will be released before the first race back at Darlington.
At this point, the 10-race Playoff portion of the schedule looks to remain intact, with the season finale events for all three series still set for the Nov. 6-8 weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
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ARCA Postpones Charlotte Events
The ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 scheduled for Friday, May 22 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed until a later date. ARCA, how owned by NASCAR is looking forward to resuming their season soon and will share more details at the appropriate time.
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World of Outlaws Postpone Lincoln, Grove & Bridgeport
CONCORD, NC – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series officials, together with track officials are postponing upcoming events in Pennsylvania May 13 at Lincoln Speedway and May 15-16 at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as the May 19 event at Bridgeport Motorsport Park in Swedesboro, NJ.
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Wall Stadium Season Remains In Holding Pattern
WALL, NJ – All racing events at Wall Stadium Speedway are on hold until further notice. Wall management will wait until State of New Jersey lifts restrictions on public gatheringsn. They look forward to seeing all our race teams and fans as soon as possible.
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World of Outlaws Postpones Four Late Model Events
CONCORD, NC – World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series officials, together with track officials and in accordance with mass gathering restrictions from local and state authorities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, are postponing upcoming events in Georgia at Lavonia Speedway (May 8) and Cochran Motor Speedway (May 9), as well as events in Ohio at Moler Raceway Park (May 15) and Wayne County Speedway (May 16).
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Attica Bags Month Of May, Hopes To Extend Season
ATTICA, OH – Due to the State of Ohio’s orders prohibiting gatherings of over 10 people, Attica Raceway Park has cancelled racing planned for May. However, thanks to cooperation from the Attica Fair Association, the track is investigating adding races later this summer.
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Outlaw Speedway Season Remains In Holding Pattern
DUNDEE, NY – “As badly as we want to race, we are still not able to do so for the foreseeable future, stated Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri. “We have been in constant communication with New York State relevant to opening the track and at this point we cannot even legally open for practice.”
The track has been approached by numerous teams requesting renting the facility for practice. “We want to get this track open as quickly as possible, stated Siri, but the NYS protocol continues to dictate our every move. If we try to open even for practice without any fans in attendance, we run the risk of heavy fines to say nothing about jeopardizing the rest of our season being shut down by state authorities. We have no choice but to continue to play by the rules.”
The track is not going to make promises that they cannot keep regarding any premature openings for either practice of an actual night of organized race competition. “We ARE NOT going to play games with our racers and fans. There are several teams out there that would have to spend a lot of money to get ready for practice just to find out it is not going to happen. That is not fair to the teams and again it puts the track as well as short track racing in this region in jeopardy to say nothing about stiff fines and penalties. The tracks that think they are going to open at this point are only kidding themselves and shortchanging the fans and race teams,” said Siri.
“We are not putting either ourselves, our drivers and race teams, employees, fans and sponsors in a position where we risk throwing away the entire season by not playing by the rules.” Outlaw Speedway has joined forces with numerous other race venues across New York State. This coalition is geared to put pressure on state officials to lax some of the strict regulations allowing tracks to reopen sooner than later using practices that will ensure the health and safety of all participants.
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LIVE UPDATES: Updated 4-25-2020 –
ASCS Battle Of The Groves Weekend Will Be Delayed
TULSA, OK – With the state of Pennsylvania extending their Stay-At-Home Order through May 8, 2020, the 11 Oaks Farm Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway has been delayed. “We can’t thank everyone at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove enough for scheduling our series and working with us to hopefully find a date to try and reschedule,” stated ASCS National Director, Matt Ward.
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Anderson Little 500 Moved Back To September 5th
ANDERSON, IN – The 72nd running of the Pay Less Little 500 has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend, Anderson Speedway officials announced. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday night, Sept. 5. Practice will take place on Sept. 2 with pole day qualifying set for Sept. 3 and “bump day” to set the field of 33 sprint cars set for Sept. 4. The Mel Kenyon Midgets originally scheduled for May 2 have been moved to June 9. A rescheduled date for the Must See Racing Winged Sprints has not been secured. No date has been set as to when racing will be permitted to resume in Indiana.
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Clinton County Speedway Postpones First Two Races
MILL HALL, PA – Clinton County Speedway officials have canceled the first two events of the season. The 2020 season will be the 32nd year of operations for the three-eighths mile dirt oval located in Mill Hall, PA. Improvements have been made to the grandstands. The speedway is also preparing to launch a new website for the start of the 2020 season.
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Lernerville, Sharon Lose All Star Sprint Show
BROWNSBURG, IN – The All Star Circuit of Champions visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, have been postponed. The Lernerville Speedway event will now be contested on its previously scheduled make-up date of Friday, May 22. The program will kick-off what is now a three-race weekend through the Keystone State, concluding with the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24. All Star and Sharon Speedway officials are working together to find a suitable make-up date for the May 2 appearance. Tentatively, the All Star Circuit of Champions will open its championship point season with a trio of stops in Michigan and Indiana on Friday through Sunday, May 15-17.
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WoO Sprints Postponed At Jacksonville, Eldora
CONCORD, NC – The World of Outlaws, working together with track officials, have postponed events May 6 at Jacksonville Speedway and May 8-9 at Eldora Speedway.
Fans with tickets to the Jacksonville (IL) Speedway event should hold onto them for the rescheduled event date. Fans with advance tickets, pit passes and campsites to #LETSRACETWO at Eldora Speedway should also hold onto them for the rescheduled event date. Go to EldoraSpeedway.com for further information. * * * * *
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Selinsgrove Cancels Two, Looks Ahead To May 9th
SELINSGROVE, PA – The Ray Tilley Classic for the Modern Heritage 410 Sprint cars as part of the Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series at Selinsgrove Speedway slated for this Sunday, April 26, has been cancelled as well as the ASCS 360 Sprint Car Battle of the Groves event slated for May 2.
Selinsgrove Speedway hopes to reschedule the Tilley Classic as part of one of its five remaining 410 Sprints shows on the 2020 schedule. The 410 Sprints return to Selinsgrove for the Pennsylvania Speedweek Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial on June 28. Selinsgrove and ASCS are currently evaluating the possibility of a make-up date coming up later this season.
Focus now shifts to May 9 at Selinsgrove and a potential season opener when the track will feature A & A Auto Stores Family Night offering reduced adult general admission and FREE general admission for students ages 12 – 17. Family Night will feature exciting racing action for the Apache Tree Service IMCA/PASS 305 sprints in what will be the 305s season debut at the track with an additional six shows slated during the season.
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Woodhull Cancels Racing Activity Through May 9
WOODHULL, NY– New Woodhull Raceway owners Nikki and Terry Brewer have been faced with an incredibly tough challenge to start their ownership of the Steuben County speedplant. Concerns over COVID-19’s spread within New York State, and specifically Steuben County, have made the beginning of their first season at the helm look to still be several weeks away in the best-case scenario. The Brewer’s have made the decision that racing activity will continue to be suspended through and including Saturday May 9th.
The Patriot Sprint Tour, that was set to invade Woodhull on May 9, will now be scheduled for August 22 at “N.Y.’s Toughest Bullring”. Regardless of when the season begins in 2020, the first event will be a practice session closed to fans and adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing.
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LIVE UPDATES: Updated 4-18-2020 –
STSS Postponements Delaware & Five Mile Point Events
MILLSBORO, DE – It was scheduled to be a busy week with events in both Delaware and New York State. Instead, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will remain on the sidelines due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Both the ‘Diamond State 50’ at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., Wednesday, April 29 and the 70th Anniversary Special at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., Sunday, May 3 have been postponed indefinitely.
The next event on the STSS North series is slated for Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Wednesday, May 13th. The South series will now look towards the new Bridgeport, N.J. Speedway on Wednesday, May 27th.
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Oswego Events Cancelled Through Month Of May
OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Speedway officials have made the difficult decision to cancel May events.
“The last thing we want is to lose shows, but we felt this was the best decision for the health and safety of everyone involved,” said track owner John Torrese. “We will open up the Speedway as soon as possible and adjust our schedule accordingly. We are committed to racing in 2020.”
Cancelled events include the May 23 Season Opener featuring Jim Shampine and Tony White Memorial Weekend specials for the Supermodifieds, SBS, and 350 Supers. Also lost is the May 30 Jack Murphy Memorial featuring the ISMA Supermodifieds and SBS.
“We are taking a close look at the schedule beginning with June,” Torrese continued. “Our goal is to race as much as we can, and as we review, will look into the possibility of fitting these cancelled programs in. The Oswego Speedway will be racing as soon as elected officials give us the go ahead.”
Patrons are reminded that the track office is also closed. “We are all confident we can go racing in 2020, and have fingers crossed that it is going to be sooner than later,” said Torrese.
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NASCAR Cancels Martinsville Weekend
DAYTONA BEACH, FL -On Friday NASCAR announced that the scheduled events on May 8-9 at Va.’s Martinsville Speedway were postponed. The event was to include not only the Cup series, but a Friday night under the lights event for NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour.
It’s NASCAR’s intention to run all 36 Cup races, with a potential return to racing without fans in attendance in May at a date and location to be determined. The next scheduled Cup series event is a two-race weekend in Charlotte, N.C. that concludes with the World 600 on Sunday, May 24th of Memorial Day weekend. That event and the Cup All-Star race scheduled for May 16th would be prime events held without fans in attendance since the track is located in the heart of where the teams are located, but NASCAR would need state approval to do so.
While the Cup series has already started, NASCAR’s Modified series has postponed season openers at Va.’s South Boston Speedway, Thompson and Stafford in Conn. The Martinsville postponement moves the May 8th event at the western Pa. town of Jennerstown as the new opener followed by the rescheduled Spring Sizzler at Stafford slated for May 30th and 31st. Stafford is hoping to begin it’s regular Friday night season a week earlier on Friday, May 22.
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Humberstone Ready To Go, But Season Is On Hold
HUMBERSTONE, ONT – Humberstone Speedway has decided to postpone the start of the 2020 season until it is safe to start racing. “We will be 100% prepared to start racing as soon as the government restrictions have been lifted,” stated promoter Dave Bitner Jr. “We will be working with everyone and we plan on running all of our scheduled events.”
Canada’s Coronavirus pandemic developed later than it did in the United States. The two nations have closed their borders to traffic deemed non-essential. The Canadian Prime Minister’s and the provincial government’s responses have, for the most part, tracked in a path close to that in the US. The one exception is in Quebec where a recent Provincial Government executive order banned, in effect, sporting events through August.
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Five Mile ‘s 70th Season On Hold Until Late May
KIRKWOOD, NY – The 70th Anniversary season of racing at Five Mile Point Speedway is on hold until at least late May. The season was slated to begin back on April 4. The latest big event to be postponed is the Short Track Super Series Modified 70th Anniversary Special slated for Sunday, May 3.
The race has been postponed with the hope of rescheduling at a later date this season. The event was to be a 51-lap Modified race paying $7,000 to the winner. The Mike Colsten Remembered 51 lap Modified Special scheduled for Saturday, April 18 will also be rescheduled. The race will honor the legendary Modified driver who passed away in early January. Longtime Mike Colsten team member Dan Hollenbeck has raised thousands of dollars in bonus lap money for the race.
“We truly don’t know if our season will consist of five races of fifteen races,” said track owner/ promoter Andrew Harpell. “Our commitment remains to at least have a few of our core scheduled events at a time in the future that we are able.” Those “core” events include The Mike Colsten Remembered 51 lap Modified Special, the Short Track Super Series race, the annual Heath Memorial and National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend currently scheduled for mid-October.
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Test and Tune Canceled May 15th at Weedsport
WEEDSPORT, NY – During a press conference on Thursday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the ‘New York on Pause’ initiative has been extended through May 15. As a result of this extension, Weedsport Speedway’s test and tune session, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, has been canceled.
The test and tune will not be rescheduled, all focus now shifts to Weedsport’s Heroes Remembered special, which is scheduled for May 24-25. Weedsport Kartway is set to kick-off action on Sunday, May 24 with a full card of points racing, as well as a $1,000 to win PRO Clone 360 special.
On Monday, May 25, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will contend for a $7,500 pay day in the Heroes Remembered 100 at Weedsport Speedway, joined on the card by the DIRTcar Sportsman and the CRSA Sprints. Weedsport Speedway officials will continue to monitor ongoing updates in regards to COVID-19 and will provide further track updates as they are available.
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Lucas Oil LM Series Pushes Back Restart To May 8th
BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials announced the postponement of events the first weekend in May at Ponderosa Speedway and Florence Speedway last Wednesday. The 16th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial will return to its familiar Labor Day weekend date, Friday, September 4th, while the 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway is postponed to August 12th and will once again kick off the blockbuster North South 100 weekend.
The series hopes to resume racing on May 8th at Atomic Speedway for the Buckeye Spring 50, and May 9th at Brownstown Speedway for the 23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker. The series has begun discussion with promoters to create alternative dates for races through May.
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World of Outlaws Postpones Events First Weekend In May
ONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws series and track officials have postponed upcoming events scheduled for May 1-2.
The events in this postponement include the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Hawkeye 100 on May 1-2 at Boone (IA) Speedway.
Also postponed that same weekend were World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races on May 1 at Lawton (OK) Speedway and the May 2 Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.
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CARS Late Model Tour Issues Revised Schedule
MOORESVILLE, NC – The CARS asphalt Late Model Tour has announced its revised season schedule which will now begin on Saturday, May 30 at the Nashville Fairgrounds, then continue on June 5 at Ace Speedway in Elon, NC.
Future race dates include two at N.C.’s Hickory Motor Speedway, the first of which is on June 13, one at Va.’s Dominion Raceway on June 20, a Jennerstown, Pa. event on the Fourth Of July and races at Swansboro, NC, Langley, Va., South Boston, Va., Bristol Tenn. and Orange County in Rougemont, N.C. are over the October 17-18 weekend.
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Outlaw Speedway To Be Dark Until At Least May 15
DUNDEE, NY – Any race activity at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY will now have to wait until after May 15, 2020. “At this point it is almost impossible to predict anything,” stated promoter Tyler Siri. “We can’t reschedule to much at this point simply because we have no idea how long the current protocol will be in effect.” Everything is in place to open the gates for race competition as soon as the green flag is allowed to waved once again.
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Oxford 150 ACT Opener Off For Sun., April 26
WATERBURY, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the postponement of the ACT Oxford 150 that was scheduled for Sunday, April 26 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. No make-up date has been set at this time. The Oxford 150 had been slated to open the ACT Late Model Tour and Pro All Star Series (PASS) North seasons.
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Orange County Pushes Back Opener Again
MIDDLETOWN, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway management led by first year race promoter Brett Hearn has been forced to push back it’s first race of the year for a third time. Previously cancelled were the Hard Clay open for the Short Track Super Series and the speedways regular season opener which was previously postponed until the first week of May. This past week, management has now further delayed the opener to “at least through mid-May’.
Orange County, is located in Middletown, N.Y., just a short drive from New York City and areas where the COVID-19 virus has hit the hardest in the United States. They ask everyone to follow state and national guidelines so the racing season can safely return. “We also ask that you pray for our President and our leaders that truly want to help the American people and our nation.”
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WoO Sprints Now Off Until May Events
CONCORD, NC – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Vado Speedway Park officials have decided to cancel the event scheduled for April 24-25.
While several spring events have been canceled Series officials are still aiming to reschedule postponed events at Cotton Bowl Speedway, Santa Maria Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway once the current outlook becomes more clear.
Next on the schedule would be a two race weekend May 1st in Lawton, Oklahoma and May 2nd at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX.
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WoO LM Series Bags Last Week In April Races
CONCORD, NC – World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series officials, together with track officials from Richmond Raceway and Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, have decided to halt the events scheduled for April 24-25. T
he event at Richmond, KY set for Friday, April 24, is being postponed in an effort to potentially find a new date. The race at Pebbles, Ohio’s Brushcreek Motorsports Complex set for Saturday, April 25, has been canceled. Next on the schedule is a two day weekend on May 1st and 2nd at Iowa’s Boone Speedway.
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Grandview Postpones Until Saturday, May 2
BECHTELSVILLE, PA - The Grandview Speedway has officially postponed all events scheduled during the month of April. Saturday night competition was to begin on April 4th when the third annual Bruce Rogers Money Maker was planned. Also lost are programs slated for April 11, 18 and 25. The earliest the 58th season opener will be held is Saturday, May 2nd.
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Clyde Martin Season On Hold Plus Two Weeks
NEWMANSTOWN, PA – Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, which had planned to open on Saturday, April 4th is officially closed. The Board of Directors of the Lanco Micro Midget Club will return the speedway to action two weekends after the Governor’s order is lifted. From the date the order is lifted, the succeeding weekend will be a work party and inspection weekend. Vehicle inspection will also happen on that weekend. The 2020 racing season will start the following Saturday. Race format, point race options and rescheduling of special events will take place once the mandate has scheduled to be removed.
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Hagerstown Gates Stay Closed Through April
HAGERSTOWN, MD - The 73rd season is on hold at Hagerstown Speedway. The track was to open on March 28 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series competing for $3,000 to-win. That event along with a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race scheduled for April 18th were both lost. Looking ahead, the track has a Saturday night May 2nd special event scheduled for the Fastrak Crate Late Models pyaing $2000 to win with three local track classes also on the card. With deep sadness the speedway has however officially reset the May 8-10th 15th Annual Bonanza Extravaganza, which benefits first responders and local charitable organizations. This event will now take place May 7th & 8th, 2021. The Monster Jam scheduled for July 24-26 has been cancelled.
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Trail-Way Events Postponed Thru April
HANOVER, PA – Management of the Trail-Way Speedway has been forced to cancel three Friday night race programs scheduled for the month of April including the opener on Friday the 10th. The track’s next scheduled event is set for Friday, May 1st with the 358 Sprints the headliner along with the Legends, Limited Stocks and Scramble cars. * * * * * Big Diamond Cancels Friday Night Opener MINERSVILLE, PA – With goverment restrictions in place across the state, Big Diamond Speedway was force to cancell the Friday night April 11th opener. Previously lost was two open practice events that featured vintage cars and an enduro.
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Big Diamond Cancels Friday Night Opener
MINERSVILLE, PA – With goverment restrictions in place across the state, Big Diamond Speedway was force to cancell the Friday night April 11th opener. Previously lost was two open practice events that featured vintage cars and an enduro.
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Bull Gap ASCS 360 Event At Volunteer Rescheduled
BULLS GAP, TN – The Lucas Oil American 360 Sprint Car Series race at Volunteer Speedway has moved to Saturday, August 22, 2020.
“Talking with Landon Stallard at Volunteer, he wanted to go ahead and get a date set that way if we are able to race, people will have time to get it on their schedule and be ready to go,” stated ASCS Scheduling Coordinator, Terry Mattox.
“Right now, we have three other tracks that are still looking at their schedules and waiting to see how this is going to progress before they decide on when we can try again. A lot of it would likely be before the Knoxville 360 Nationals, so it’s still in that area of uncertainty,” Mattox explained.
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Nashville SLM Race Moved From May 3rd To 30th
NASHVILLE, TN – Officials from Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and Champion Racing Association have moved the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 from Sunday, May 3, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020.
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, has also moved to the same date. Nashville races planned for the ARCA Menards Series and the USAC Silver Crown Cars on May 3 have both been suspended; series officials are looking for replacements for both events.
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Terre Haute Action Track Delays Start Of Season
TERRE HAUTE, IN – Officials from the Terre Haute Action Track have announced that the season opener set for Sunday, April 26 has been canceled. The remainder of the 2020 Action Track schedule remains intact with events still planned for May and beyond.
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April Cancelled At Wayne County
ORRVILLE, OH – Wayne County Speedway promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have announced that all April races have been cancelled. The new tentative opening date is now May 2nd and that will depend on what the May 1st announcement from the Federal and Ohio State mandates.
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Selinsgrove Cancels April 11; April 26 Tilley Classic Next
SELINSGROVE, PA – Selinsgrove Speedway, making decisions week by week, waited until Tuesday, April 7th to cancel a scheduled program on Saturday, April 11th. The show was to be the ULMS late models April Attack that included action for the Limited LateModels and the Roadrunner division.
The ULMS series will return to the track later this season, on Sunday, September 6. Following two pre-planned Saturdays off on April 18 and April 25 this month.
Selinsgrove is slated to contest the kickoff of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series on Sunday night, April 26 featuring the 410 Sprint cars in the Ray Tilley Classic along with racing for the Super Late Models. Just two divisions of high-flying, fast-paced dirt track racing action are slated for the Sunday night, April 26, Super 7 Series special, honoring the late oval all-time sprint car win leader, Ray Tilley of Pine Grove.
May will open up at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, May 2 with the Lucas Oil ASCS battling the URC Sprints as the circuits wage the Battle of the Groves presented by Eleven Oaks Farm. The Battle of the Groves will take place on Friday, May 1 at Williams Grove Speedway before moving to Selinsgrove Speedway for Saturday night action. The two-day stand will be the only appearance by the national Lucas Oil ASCS 360 c.i. sprint car stars in the region this season.
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Port Royal Speed Showcase STSS Mods Reset for Oct. 18
PORT ROYAL, PA – Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis claimed the original ‘Speed Showcase’ date at Port Royal Speedway on March 22. But there is good news: the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will visit the ‘Speed Palace’ in 2020.
Port Royal promoter Steve O’Neal, STSS organizer Brett Deyo and Chris Zuver from the Zimmer Service Center United Late Model Series (ULMS) have mutually agreed to reschedule the fan-pleasing Modified/ Super Late Model doubleheader for Sunday, October 18 at the Juniata County facility.
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Pinty’s Bristol Race Moved To September 26
BRISTOL, TN – Bristol Motor Speedway officials have announced that the Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals has been rescheduled to September 26.
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Port Royal Postpones Schedules Until May 2
PORT ROYAL, PA- The Port Royal Speedway has made the difficult decision to postpone/ cancel the entire month of April’s schedule. Dates affected include April 4th, April 11th’s URC 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge with Mid Atlantic Modifieds, the 5th Annual Keith Kauffman Classic sanctioned by the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars on April 18th, April 19th’s “Rumble by the River” for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and April 25th’s Open Wheel Madness Race to Cure Cancer Night.
Port Royal management’s original plans suggested a week to week approach for the Speedway, however once the stay at home order was extended for the month of April, and with the ASCoC and Lucas Oil Late Models following suit, it became clear this was their proper route to take. The Port Royal staff us working hard and is in frequent communication with the various touring series in regards to finding suitable dates to reschedule the events affected.
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All Star Postponed Dates In April For Sprint Series
BROWNSBURG, IN – The entire April segment of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule has been postponed. The seven events affected by the recent social distancing extension includes Attica Raceway Park’s Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, the $12,000-to-win Thursday Night Thunder event at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 16, the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 17, the fifth running of the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 18, the Johnny Grum Classic at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 19, and the season’s first visit to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 25. Series and track officials are working together to find suitable make-up dates.
“Originally, we were going to take a week-to-week approach, but with the stay at home orders in certain states and social distancing guidelines, it made sense to postpone the month of April,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “We hope to reschedule as many dates as possible once we are able to return to racing.” Tentatively, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their 2020 championship point season on Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway, respectively.
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Flat Rock, Toledo Alter Schedules
TOLEDO, OH – Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway racing schedules have been adjusted. All Flat Rock Speedway events scheduled through May 5 and all Toledo Speedway events scheduled through May 21 have been postponed or cancelled. The April 25 Motor City 200 at Flat Rock has been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled. The May 16 ARCA Menards Series East Series race at Toledo has been postponed and the rescheduled date will be announced.
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Lucas Oil LM Series Eyes Return In May
BATAVIA, OH – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials have postponed and cancel additional events. This extension now also affects events at Hagerstown Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, Tri-City Speedway, and Macon Speedway. The series hopes to resume the original schedule on May 1st at Ponderosa Speedway and May 2nd at Florence Speedway.
Port Royal Speedway’s Rumble by the River, originally scheduled for April 19th, has been postponed until Thursday, August 27th. The Nininger Tribute at Hagerstown Speedway, scheduled for April 18th, has now been canceled. Also canceled are the Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway scheduled for April 24th and the April 25th event at Macon Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials look forward to the return to Tri-City Speedway on July 17th for the NAPA Know How 50; and to Hagerstown Speedway and Macon Speedway in 2021.
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Selinsgrove Cancels April 4 URC Series Season Opener
SELINSGROVE, PA – Selinsgrove Speedway has cancelled the Saturday, April 4 racing program of URC Sprints, limited Late Models and Roadrunners. The show was to be the first of seven events slated this year at the track for 360 c.i. Sprint cars, featuring the season debut of the URC Sprints series circuit.
The 360 sprints will return to Selinsgrove on May 2 when the ASCS Sprints national tour invades for the Battle of the Groves event in tandem with URC. Selinsgrove Speedway’s next slated event is Saturday, April 11 when the ULMS late models April Attack is slated to take place along with action for the limited late models and the A & A Auto Stores roadrunner division. If able to take place on April 11, racing begins at 6 pm.
Following two Saturdays off on April 18 and April 25, the oval will host the kickoff of the 2020 Slivinski Law Offices Super 7 Series on Sunday night, April 26, featuring the Modern Heritage 410 Sprints in the Ray Tilley Classic along with action for the super late models. It continues to be the mission of Selinsgrove to begin its season as soon as possible while also adhering to the most prudent guidance available regarding the current health crisis gripping the state and nation.
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Outlaw Speedway Postpones Thru The Month Of April
DUNDEE, NY – The Outlaw Speedway regretfully announce that all activities at the facility have been postponed thru the entire month of April 2020. When the restrictions become more relaxed that both the State and Federal levels, Outlaw Speedway will then reevaluate the schedule and perhaps make necessary adjustments accordingly.
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No Racing In April At Merrittville Speedway
THOROLD, ONT – Merrittville Speedway has announced that there will be no racing during the month of April. The events that have been postponed include the test, tune, and inspection day on April 11, the Spring Sizzler on April 18 featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints, and the 69th season opener on Saturday, April 25. “We at Merrittville Speedway have every intention of opening for the 2020 season” comments owners Don and Lorraine Spiece.
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Research Center Closed In Watkins Glen, N.Y.
WATKINS, GLEN, NY – The International Motor Racing Research Center has temporarily closed the to the public, altered plans for programming, deployed their team remotely and delayed exhibition openings to protect the health of staff and community.
Big, interesting projects underway: women in motorsports exhibitions, new original street course and Watkins Glen Drivers Walk of Fame brochures and mobile apps are still in the works. While they will continue to plan physical exhibitions and programs, the center will adapt as needed: imagine online exhibitions, curator’s talks, and virtual tours.
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Fulton Speedway Cancels Highbank Holdup Weekend
FULTON, NY – The Fulton Speedway has cancelled its annual opening Highbank Holdup Weekend to be held on April 24 and 25.
“It’s unfortunate that we do have to cancel the weekend, we were waiting a bit just hoping something would change for the better and give the fans a weekend of racing,” noted Fulton General Manager Cory Reed, “However, the safety of our fans, employees and the competitors comes first. I’m confident we eventually hold races but we also want to make sure it’s safe for all to attend.”
The weekend was filled with the Highbank Holdup 60 for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series and DIRTcar Central Region Sportsman Series events, the Empire Super Sprints and Fulton’s own Late Models. “I talked to Dean (Reynolds) quite a bit over the last few weeks. While we had our fingers crossed and just hope something would break it was the best decision by far,” Reed went on, “With this being a weekend event and with the uncertainty of when we all will be racing, we will just cancel. When we get back all the tracks will want to open up and run, we just don’t want to interfere with weekly scheduling.”
Fulton is scheduled to resume weekly racing on May 2. “Of course, May 2 is very tentative but we will be ready if the government officials give us the green light and it’s safe. We just encourage everyone to watch our social media.”
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Hard Clay Open Postponed At Orange County Speedway
MIDDLETOWN, NY – The ‘Hard Clay Open’ at Orange County Fair Speedway has been postponed. The event, serving as the opener for the Short Track Super Series (STSS) North Region, was scheduled for Sunday, April 19. As regulations are in place for COVID-19 in New York State, OCFS has postponed all racing until at least May 2. “This was an inevitable situation,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said.
“We have been in communication with Brett (Hearn, OCFS director of motorsports) about the possibility of making this event up. At this time, we both agree we would like to run the event if possible but it is very difficult to nail down a date with the situation evolving so rapidly.”
The next scheduled event for the STSS is set for Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., a South Region Modified & Crate 602 Sportsman event on Wednesday, April 29. Next up for the North Region, both Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman, is the 70th Anniversary Race at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., on Sunday, May 3.
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Eibach Manufacturing Plant Remains Open
CORONA, CA – Eibach North America will remain open while taking every precaution necessary unless otherwise directed by the government. Eibach management is committed to decrease the spread of COVID-19, while devoted to fulfilling all incoming orders.
“The health and safety of our team members and customers are our top priority. To ensure the safety of our team members and comply with CDC guidelines we have minimized the amount of staff on hand to practice social distancing and reduce all interaction,” Eibach announced in a prepared statement. “In addition, we have closed off all public entrances to the building and implemented proper training techniques to keep ourselves and areas disinfected during this growing pandemic.”
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Bicknell Closed Across Both Borders
ST. CATHERINES, ONT - Due to the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Bicknell Racing Products closed all divisions on Tuesday, April 2nd until further notice. This includes their location in St. Catharines, Ontario in Canada and their Niagara Falls, N.Y.
“We urge all of you to join us in going home and self-isolating and helping stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The sooner we all join in, the sooner we will be able to go racing,” was the message from members of the Bicknell, Williamson, Slack and Jones families. Bicknell will continue to take on-lines orders and email tech support remains available from information provided on the company web-site. *
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Four Race ‘Battle of the Bay’ RUSH Speed Week Canceled
GEORGETOWN, DE – A four-night speedweek for the RUSH Late Model Series – the ‘Battle of the Bay’ – has emerged as a favorite for competitors in the division and race fans in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia has been canceled. The ‘Battle of the Bay’ event at Georgetown Speedway on Thursday, April 16 has been canceled in addition to affiliate events at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del. (April 15), Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md. (April 17) and Va.’s Winchester Speedway (April 18).
“We are all very disappointed, but this is the right decision at this time,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Vicki Emig and Mike Leone from the RUSH series have done a fantastic job with the ‘Battle of the Bay’ and it has attracted cars from a widespread geographic region to our facility.”
Georgetown and RUSH management will examine any open dates to possibly reschedule a touring series race later in the 2020 season. Scheduled to accompany the RUSH Late Model event on April 16 was the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial for the Sunoco Super Late Models paying $3,026 to win. The event will be rescheduled to another date this season.
“We definitely want to make up the Mark Williams Memorial Race this year,” Deyo said. “We’ll find a place for it on our schedule once we get back to racing.” The next scheduled Georgetown Speedway event is slated for May 15 with the Deron Rust Memorial paying $3,960 to win for the Modifieds plus Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,396 to win), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delaware Super Trucks and Delmarva Chargers.
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Import & Performance Nationals Postponed
CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events has postponed the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals benefiting Driven to Cure. This event was originally scheduled for May 15-17. The rescheduled dates are August 14-16, making this the latest this show has ever been held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. * * * * *
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Pinty’s Series Bowmansville Race Put Off By NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – NASCAR has postponed the Pinty’s Series season opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Bowmansville). The 2020 season of NASCAR competition in Canada was set to begin May 17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. No makeup date has yet been set. The season’s second race is currently scheduled for June 6 at Jukasa Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario.
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Lime Rock Park Postpones May Season Opener
LAKEVILLE, CT – SRO Motorsport America announced the postponement of its races scheduled in May, including the Touring Car Festival at Lime Rock Park. The TC America and Pirelli GT4 America races as part of the Touring Car Festival were originally scheduled for May 8-9 and will be rescheduled to a future date later in 2020. SRO Motorsports America officials plan on announcing the new date for the Touring Car Festival in the coming weeks.
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Attica, Fremont Cancel All Events For April
ATTICA, OH – In accordance with the state and federal governments extension of the ‘stay at home’ orders through the month of April, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway have both cancelled all events this month.
Attica is considering making up lost dates if at all possible.
Ryan Schiets, Fremont Speedway Board of Directors member added should the order be extended past May 1, officials are looking at possibly extending the racing season into the middle of October.
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LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-26-2020 –
- ALL EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND HAVE NOW BEEN OFFICIALLY POSTPONED INCLUDING LINCOLN, BAPS, WILLIAMS GROVE and SELINSGROVE.
- PORT ROYAL HAD PREVIOUSLY CANCELLED FOR TWO WEEKS.
- Fonda, NY Speedway has pushed back the opener to Saturday, May 2
- Bridgeport Speedway has put it’s season on hold until gathering restrictions are lifted.
- INDIANAPOLIS 500 postponed until Sunday August 23rd
- IndyCar road race at Indianapolis now July 4th as part of NASCAR Brickyard Weekend.
- CHECK AARN’S BREAKING NEWS WIN LIST TAB on the front-page of our web-site for cancelations as they happen and postponed dates for speedway and series events.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-20-2020 –
- Path Valley & Five Mile Point Cancel Events
Path Valley Holds Out. To Friday To Cancel
SPRING RUN, PA - Events scheduled for Saturday at the Path Valley Speedway were the last to be cancelled in the northeast. Path Valley was still scheduled on Thursday night to run a program on Saturday, March 21st that consisted of Limited Late Models and two divisions of Micro Sprints.
Those hopes came to an end for the rural track located between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh when Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf closed down all nonessential businesses in a press conference on Thursday night.
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Despite Unique Plans Five Mile Cancels Practice
KIRKWOOD, NY – Despite COVID-19 safety pre-cautions put in place, Five Mile Point Speedway promoter Andy Harpell cancelled a Saturday practice session on his 1/2 mile dirt track on Tuesday.
Harpell had unqiue plans in place that he felt would allow the first event of the track’s 70th anniversary season to go on without the spread of the Corona Virus.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-19-2020 –
- Path Valley Speedway IS RACING!
- Orange County Fair Speedway Delays Season Opener till May 2nd
PATH VALLEY MOVING FORWARD WITH SEASON OPENER, SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Speedway management has made the decision to continue with the scheduled program this Saturday, March 21st. Gates will now open at 1:00PM and warms ups will be at 3:00PM due to the forecasted low temperatures. This WILL NOT be a points race.
Saturday, March 21
Limited Late Models + T.A. Ward Construction 270cc Micros + Macri Concrete 600cc Micros + 4 Cylinder Thunder Cars + SCDRA 4 Cylinder Strictly Stocks
With that being said please use your own judgement and common sense as to whether or not you should be coming.
ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SEASON OPNER DELAYED TILL MAY 2ND
MIDDLETOWN, NY – At this time, in compliance with best practices for dealing with the COVID-19 virus, OCFS is officially delaying opening night till Saturday, May 2nd. Our website will be updated shortly to reflect this change. Our apologies to the fans for the delay.
LIVE UPDATES: Updated 3-17-2020 –
- BAPS Motor Speedway Cancels Season Opener
- Stafford Spring Sizzler – Rescheduled to May 30-31
- Lincoln Speedway Cancels March 21 Program
- Selinsgrove Speedway Cancels March 21 Season Opener for Modifieds
- Williams Grove Speedway Canceled for March 20;
- Port Royal Speedway Closes for 2 Weeks; STSS Modified Event Postponed;
- Thompson Speedway Icebreaker Tentatively Reschedule for May 15-16.
- Bridgeport & New Egypt Speedway Postpone Opening Practice Sessions
UPDATE: BAPS Motor Speedway has decided to cancel the Wednesday, March 18, Test & Tune and Saturday, March 21, Opening Day.
The management team at BAPS Motor Speedway is making this decision in an effort to keep employees safe and for the well-being of race teams and the fans traveling to the speedway.
We are monitoring the situation as it progresses and will provide updates on upcoming events at the speedway.
NAPA Spring Sizzler Rescheduled To May 30-31; Double Header Weekend Set For End of May; 2020 Season To Kick-Off May 22
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – The 49th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler has been tentatively rescheduled to Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st due to the directive from NASCAR, the CDC, and the State of Connecticut relating to Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Stafford Speedway will open its season Friday, May 22 with a NASCAR Weekly Racing series program including all five of Stafford’s weekly divisions.
The previously scheduled Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 slated for Friday, May 29th will remain on the schedule, setting up a double-header weekend for all five of Stafford’s NASCAR weekly racing series divisions.
“We’re making adjustments to the 2020 schedule due to the coronavirus and the executive order implemented by the governor,” explained Stafford Speedway CEO Mark Arute. “We’ve worked with NASCAR to reschedule the Sizzler to the end of May. We will have an exciting weekend for race fans with the inaugural Call Before You Dig Pro Late Model 81 on Friday and the 49th Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler® Saturday and Sunday.”
Open practice has been moved to Saturday, May 9. All teams competing at Stafford Speedway in 2020 are welcome to attend. Events scheduled for Friday, May 1st and Friday, May 8th have been canceled. The May 15 Modified Open 80 event has been rescheduled to Friday, September 4 to eliminate conflicts with Thompson Speedway’s opening event. The Late Model 50 scheduled for September 4 has been moved to Friday, September 11.
“We are in some unprecedented circumstances but we look forward to getting back on track whenever it is safe for drivers, teams, and fans,” continued Arute. “Safety is the number one concern right now but looking at the double header this sets up at the end of May we have a unique opportunity to have a really exciting weekend for fans and teams. Thirteen races over the course of three days is something we’ve never done. We’ve taken a hard look at the schedule and reshuffled dates to make it work. We want to thank all the fans for their patience.
“All future dates remain tentative, pending any additional guidance from the CDC, state of Connecticut, or NASCAR,” explained Arute. “We will continue to monitor the situation and take additional action if necessary. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track soon.”
Lincoln Speedway Cancels March 21 Racing
Abbottstown, PA – Lincoln Speedway will not be racing this Saturday, March 21. Keep up to date on all speedway news and information by visiting the track’s official website www.lincolnspeedway.com and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MARCH 21 SEASON OPENER
POSTPONED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Saturday, March 21, season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway has been postponed in accordance with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendations on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Modifieds were scheduled to make their first appearance at the track since 2013 this Saturday. The race will be rescheduled in March 2021.
Speedway officials will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and will make a decision next week on the Sunday, March 29, program featuring 410 sprint cars and super late models.
“While we were looking forward to the return of the Modifieds this Saturday the responsible action to take at this time is to follow the state and federal guidelines on the Coronavirus pandemic,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We also took into consideration many of the modified teams and fans would be traveling from New Jersey and New York where the virus has hit hardest. Everyone’s safety and well-being are the first priority.”
Modified teams that pre-registered for the race will have their checks mailed back to them.
For the latest updates and race status, please visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
Williams Grove Cancels March 20
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will not be racing this Friday, March 20, based on the recommendations of the governor of Pennsylvania. The status of future races will be announced. Keep up to date on all speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com.
Port Royal Speedway STSS ‘Speed Showcase’ Postponed by COVID-19
PORT ROYAL, PA – In accordance with recommendations from national and regional leaders with regards to COVID-19, Port Royal Speedway and the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco have announced the postponement of the ‘Speed Showcase’ this Sunday, March 22 at the Juniata County facility.
Port Royal will take a two-week hiatus from racing starting this weekend, speedway promoter Steve O’Neal said.
STSS director Brett Deyo said information on further schedule announcements will be released in the coming days and weeks.
“This is an unprecedented situation that evolves every day,” he said. “We are putting the health of our racers, competitors, teams, fans, officials, safety workers and media first and foremost.
“It’s important as a nation we do our best to combat COVID-19 and we can all look forward to getting back to normal sooner rather than later.”
Deyo and O’Neal are looking at Sunday, October 18 for the event’s make-up date.
“We definitely want to get the Modifieds to Port Royal this season,” Deyo said. “In two short years, this race has become a ‘must-attend’ for competitors and fans.”
The STSS website and social media channels will be updated frequently with information on coming events.
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.
PORT ROYAL, Penn. (March 17, 2020) – In response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in compliance with Governor Wolf’s recommendation, the Port Royal Speedway will be postponing racing activities for the next two weeks effectively starting with this weekend’s double header.
The postponement includes the March 21-22 races, along with the March 28th activities. The goal is to return to racing April 4th, 2020.
In the meantime, along with members of the Juniata County Agricultural Society, track officials will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials, along with information based on recommended guideline of the CDC, to make the best decisions regarding a return to action.
Promoters from the ULMS Racing Series and the Short Track Super Series are behind the decision and we will also be working alongside of them to find appropriate dates to make-up any cancelled racing events.
The safety of our employees, drivers and fans remains a priority and we will continue to provide updates via our website www.portroyalspeedway.com and our various social media outlets via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
We understand these are trying times and we want to do our part in ensuring our fellow Pennsylvanian’s remain healthy and safe and look forward to returning to racing when we can. We thank all the fans for their continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR 46TH ANNUAL LIQUID DEATH ICEBREAKER WEEKEND
MAY 15th-16th TO TENTATIVELY OPEN RACE SEASON
THOMPSON, Conn. — After conversations with all stakeholders, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announced on Tuesday the new date for the 46th annual Liquid Death Icebreaker weekend. The prestigious event is now tentatively set to take place May 15-16, including the headlining NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Death To Plastic 150.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the date is tentative, as the situation is fluid and changes are occurring across the motorsports industry daily. A full schedule for the event will be released once available.
The original date for the Liquid Death Icebreaker, April 3rd-5th, was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but Thompson Speedway officials were committed to finding the right date and releasing it to the public as quickly as possible.
“After working with all of the different parties involved, we feel this is the best weekend to run the Icebreaker and kick-off the Thompson racing season,” Terry Eames, the General Manager of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, said. “Just like the entire racing community, we are disappointed that we can’t start the race season as originally scheduled. However, we will continue to abide by our Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Orders and CDC suggestions during this time. We fully expect to begin the season with the Icebreaker, May 15-16, and look forward to seeing everyone back at the track soon.”
The health of our valued race teams, fans, staff and customers is paramount during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have cleaned the property thoroughly to do our part to stop the spread of the virus and will continue to do so in the future.
For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, visit thompsonspeedway.com and follow the track on social media.
BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY POSTPONES THIS WEEKENDS PRACTICE
We have been in communication with the NJ Government Agencies regarding the restrictions imposed on the state of NJ. We all feel it is the best interest of our teams, fans, and staff to put a hold on all events for this weekend and until we and the state feels it is safe to resume events at the Speedway.
We will continue to keep you updated on all social media and our website for a revised beginning of the year schedule.
We are all anxious to see and compete on the new “Kingdom of Speed” at Bridgeport Motorsports Park, but our safety must come first. We will see you all soon.
OUTLAW SPEEDWAY FORCED TO CANCEL 2020 ARNOT MALL CAR SHOW
(Dundee, NY) Timing is everything and such is the case with this year’s 2020 Outlaw Speedway Arnot Mall Car Show presented by Lane’s Yamaha. With ever raising concerns of the Corona Virus and following along with state and federal protocol, representatives of the Arnot Mall notified Outlaw Speedway that the Annual Car Show event would have to be cancelled.
“We opted to hold our car show late this year and it bit us, stated Outlaw Speedway owner/promoter, Tyler Siri. We had numerous other car shows that we attended prior to our own show so we opted to go with our show at the Arnot Mall just prior to race season. A lot of things have changed over the past couple weeks with all the new rules being put in place by the state and federal governments relevant to public gatherings. Things have been virtually changing on a daily basis. Sometimes on an hourly basis. Really this is out of our control so we will just move on and prepare for our practice dates and season opener.”
As of this writing the two scheduled open practice dates set for April 3 and 10, 2020 are still set to go as well as the season opener on Saturday, April 11 with the Cindy Lane Memorial Lucas Oil Nationals.
“At this point we are still planning on practice and racing as scheduled, however that could all change in the upcoming days. Again, we are pretty much at the mercy of the State of New York and the Federal Government. It’s almost like dealing with Mother Nature and rain outs. A lot of these things are uncontrollable, and we must roll with it. It’s a matter of public safety and we all want to do our part.” That again according to Siri.
For those that had planned on attending the Arnot Mall Car Show to either purchase 2020 season passes, pay for reserved seats or seasonal towers they can do so by going to the tracks Facebook account and follow the necessary procedures. The same holds true with the all new Outlaw Speedway apparel. In any case business can still be conducted thru the mail.
Siri along with his partner, Jordan Lynch would like to thank all the drivers that had registered cars for this years show as well as all those that had acknowledged on attending as far as sponsors, fans, employees and crew members.
In addition, the management would like to especially thank representatives of Lane’s Yamaha of Watkins Glen for their continued support of the car show as well as Goodrich Auto Works and Goody’s Graphics for sponsoring the Tire Changing Competition.
“There are far worse things in this world than having to cancel the car show, stated Siri. The Corona Virus must be taken seriously and we are just trying to do our part in not promoting the spread of the disease. We want to thank all of our supporters in their understanding during these most difficult times.”
For additional information regarding the Outlaw Speedway including any potential adjustments to the upcoming schedule of events simply go to www.Facebook.com/OutlawSpeedwayLLC/ or on the web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com