The area’s 1st major large spectator event since “Safer At Home Orders” were lifted will take place Saturday night as Beaver Dam Raceway hosts their opening night. Track General Manager Carolyn Mueller tells DailyDodge.com, that once the court ruling came down allowing them to open, they have had to put in a lot of extra work to get the track ready for racing in a safe environment.
For regular fans of the track, Mueller says that there will be nothing normal about this year’s race season. When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 waiver before you are allowed to enter. Mueller adds that the track request families all arrive in one vehicle and social distance from anyone you did not attend with. She says there will also be extra sanitizing throughout the track and concessions will be limited to help keep everyone safe and socially distanced. The track’s spectator seating capacity is 5,000 and there is also plenty of grass seating, so there should be plenty of room to practice social distancing.
Saturday night’s opener will feature five divisions, with racing in; Modified, Sport Modified, Street Stocks, Grand Nationals and Legends. Mueller says that she doesn’t expect coronavirus to impact the car count in any way. Race teams are being asked to sign in with only their race team and remain in their pits unless they have to go to the track. No visitors will be allowed in the pits. She says there is room for 2,500 people in the pit area so social distancing shouldn’t be an issue there either.
Mueller encourages everyone who is attending the races be responsible, sanitize and keep themselves safe.
Racing begins at 6:30pm on Saturday night.