Racing Update: Here’s a List of Short Tracks Still Racing

While many tracks have postponed or canceled their events for this weekend in light of the coronavirus pandemic, others are proceeding as planned with their schedule.


On Friday, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will kicked off its 10th season at North Georgia Speedway.  Donald McIntosh scored the victory in the event.  Highlights are available on Speed51, the Official Video Home of the ULTIMATE Series.


Speed51 will also be at Cochran Motor Speedway with a live stream on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, for the World Championships and Cochran Clash. Saturday’s event features a $10,000-to-win Crate Late Model feature and a $5,000-to-win Street Stock feature.


Both divisions will also be on hand Sunday, with $5,000 on the line for Crate Late Models and $1,000 going to the Street Stock winner.


Fans unable to attend that race can watch it live with a Premium Membership to the Speed51 Network.


Several tracks are also marching onward and promoting their regularly scheduled weekly racing programs for this weekend.


Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) had several cars on hand testing Thursday in advance of their Saturday program.  The event will include twin features for Late Model Stock Cars.


Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) planned to contest its weekly racing program on Saturday, including twin Late Model Stock features.  However, an executive order from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper banned mass gatherings of 100 or more people, cancelling the event.


East Bay Raceway Park (FL) announced Saturday it would proceed with its planned racing activity for the season, including a regular-season event on Saturday, March 14.


Kern County Raceway (CA) released a statement Thursday that it is going forward with its events, including this weekend.  There will be racing on both the dirt and pavement ovals at Kern County this weekend.  NASCAR Super Stocks and Modifieds will be on the asphalt, while Modifieds will now headline the dirt schedule.  NARC 410 Sprint Cars were originally part of the Kern County dirt program.


Tucson Speedway (AZ) stated on Thursday that all of their scheduled events are going forward as scheduled.  Their 2020 season opener is scheduled for Saturday.  The track also announced that fans with a ticket to any canceled event will be able to redeem that ticket for free entry into the speedway Saturday night.


Back east, 4-17 Southern Speedway (FL) is proceeding with its Saturday racing program. The Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series will be on hand for that event.


A pair of Pennsylvania tracks are moving forward with their plans to race this weekend.  Port Royal Speedway will compete Saturday, while Williams Grove Speedway will host its season opener on Sunday.


Is a track near you still racing this weekend? If we missed it, let us know by Tweeting @speed51dotcom.


Speed51 will have continued updates as they become available regarding any potential schedule changes as a result of the coronavirus.


-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

Racing Update: Here’s a List of Short Tracks Still Racing