Anderson Speedway Releases Statement Regarding Track Activities

Anderson Speedway Releases Statement Regarding Track Activities

May 6, 2020 … Anderson, IN

As we are all aware, we are presently in the midst of unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we understand the desire to return to our normal routine on Saturday nights, the reality is that those choices are currently out of our control. The need for the safety and health of our community supersedes our own needs for competition and camaraderie. Upon review of the recently released guidelines for reopening our state’s economy, as well as in partnership with state and local officials, it is clear that those guidelines currently do not allow for the opening of Anderson Speedway at this time and likely, and at a minimum, through the end of May.

Statement from Anderson Speedway President, Rick Dawson:

“We have been in continuous contact with high ranking members of the racing industry and state and local government officials. In fact, our Madison County Health Administrator, Stephanie Grimes, has been as cooperative with our situation as she possibly can. It boils down to the State superseding local authority during this crisis. We continue to work with the highest level of our state government to find a safe solution to this huge problem. Currently, we are hoping to reopen our gates to spectators again the weekend of June 14. I believe that with the proper planning and input with all parties at the highest levels we may possibly be able to move that date up to the end of May. However, at this time it stands as is.”.

In the interim, Anderson Speedway will be available for track rental for limited testing. Speedway officials have begun to work on a revised schedule for the remainder of the season and will look very similar to what is currently posted with some exciting additions.

“As I have continued to say, safety is number one and Anderson Speedway and fun is second. Once we are safe from the virus and we can reopen the track, our fans and spectators will need to hold on tight for a great season of racing entertainment. The track misses everyone in the stands and looks forward to seeing everyone very soon.” continues Dawson. “We truly have missed everyone and appreciate the understanding of our fans, competitors and loyal sponsors”.

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