No track championships at SBS
Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020
South Boston Speedway officials remain optimistic there will be some racing at “America’s Hometown Track” in 2020, but due to the lack of remaining weekends in the season and current COVID-19 restrictions no track championships will be awarded this season.
“We still remain optimistic that we will be able to host some races in 2020 if the COVID-19 restrictions are loosened. If we do have an opportunity to race up to December, we will,” said South Boston Speedway CEO Nick Igdalsky.
Restrictions contained in the Virginia’s Forward Virginia state re-opening plan have not allowed South Boston Speedway to hold racing events thus far this season. The mandate for speedways in Phase Three of the plan states the total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) cannot exceed 1,000 people.
“We are not able to hold any racing events with the current state limitation of 1,000 total people including both participants and patrons without making huge compromises to put on the event,” Igdalsky said.
Some of Virginia’s short tracks have been hosting racing events while complying with the state mandates.
“We acknowledge that some Virginia tracks have opened, and we are very proud of their efforts and hope our regular competitors support the tracks that are able to make it work right now.” said Igdalsky.
Igdalsky pointed out that South Boston Speedway has been operating successfully in Halifax County for over six decades and has become a true shining gem among short tracks across America for many reasons.
“We will not compromise the venue’s storied history, reputation, value and the safety of our competitors and fans to hold a scaled-down race night and charge twice the usual price with the current restrictions,” Igdalsky stated.