The engines will be roaring to life this weekend at Emo Speedway, but the stands will remain silent.
The Borderland Racing Association will be holding its first race of the season on July 11, with a practice scheduled for this Saturday. However, due to COVID-19, spectators are not being allowed at either event.
Each car will be allowed a crew of four, including the driver, according to the club’s Facebook page.
The event has been approved by the Northwestern Health Unit, and the OPP have been notified. In addition to empty stands, the club has adopted a number of safety measures to account for COVID-19. Cars must park at lest 10 feet apart, with additional parking available at the fairgrounds and social distancing rules will also be in place.
The club is currently investigating a Pay Per View system, to allow fans to watch the races; more information will be posted on the Emo Speedway Facebook page, closer to the date.
There will be a final work session to get the track ready for racing, in the afternoon of July 1. Anyone who is interested in helping out can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register a car and crew for either the practice or the race, visit Emo Speedway’s Facebook page for rules and requirements. Only pre-registered cars and crews will be allowed to attend.
Emo Speedway is a 3/8 mile high banked, clay oval racetrack. The Emo Speedway runs three classes of cars: the WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and Street Stocks.