Despite no racing, there has been a few items to talk about in the local racing scene. Below are some of the recent headlines.
Brushcreek Gets OK To Run Saturday Show
An Adams County judge ruled with Brushcreek Motorsports Complex Friday, giving the track the ok to run today’s season opener. No fans will be permitted inside the facility, though the event will be shown live via pay-per-view on pitrowtv.com. The track had initially planned to sell limited hilltop viewing, though that was closed in Friday’s court hearing.
Among the rules set by the court for today’s show:
- Only drivers and crew will be in the pit area and there will only be 4-people per car. That includes the driver.
- If you are not with a car, you can’t enter
- Face coverings are required at all times
- Temperatures will be checked upon arrival with nobody allowed in if their temperature is over 100.4
- Drivers from outside the state are prohibited with the exception that they race as a business, occupation or job
- Concession stands will be closed
Maggio Family Acquires Second Facility
It was announced Thursday that Denise and Randy Maggio are the new owners of Lorain County Speedway. Already owners of The Painesville Speedway, the Maggio’s acquire what will now be known as Lorain Raceway Park from the Bonnema family who owned the 58 acre facility for 23 years. While weekly racing will continue at TPS, Lorain Raceway Park will host racing 5-times in 2020 and will run twice a month in 2021.
Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals Rescheduled
The Penn Ohio Pro Stock Series announced April 30 that the Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals at Sharon Speedway will be rescheduled. Originally scheduled for June 12 and 13, the 3rd annual event will get a new dates once restrictions are lifted in the state of Ohio.
Jim Dunn Memorial
The Jim Dunn Memorial scheduled for May 23 at Muskingum County Speedway has been postponed and may not be rescheduled. Options are being discussed and a decision will be posted once organizers of the annual event get a date in which they can return to racing in Ohio.