Slinger Super Speedway announced on Thursday that it would contest a short track racing event on Sunday, its first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will feature local divisions, with a limited number of tickets available for purchase online at slingersuperspeedway.com.
“We are racing on Sunday,” announced Slinger Super Speedway owner and promoter Todd Thelen during a Facebook Live broadcast. “We are going to have a practice session on Saturday.
“The ‘Safer at Home’ order has been lifted in Washington County,” Thelen added. “We are going to follow guidelines from the Washington and Ozaukee County Health Departments. As much as everybody wants to go wide open here and have at it, we’re going to pull in the reins a little bit. We’re going to open at a percentage of our capacity. Per our conditions of use permit, we’re allowed 10,000 people on the facility. We’re going to follow guidelines and stay at 25 percent capacity.”
Fans and teams attending the event will be required to follow guidelines in place to maintain social distancing as well as other regulations in place in order to contest the event.
Twin-50 Super Late Model features are on the schedule for the event, along with Late Models, Sportsmen, Slinger Bees, Modifieds and the Figure 8 division.
For more information on Slinger’s re-opening event, visit slingersuperspeedway.com.
Stay tuned to Speed51 for continued updates on short track racing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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