National Dirt Track Tours Shuffle 2020 Slates Due To Pandemic

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect countries around the globe, the dirt track world is also feeling the repercussions. While tracks are shuffling things to protect the racing community, touring series are as well.

Earlier this week, the World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars announced their postponement of all events through April 9. Tracks and events affected by the postponement, include Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas), LoneStar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas), USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona), Perris Auto Speedway (Perris, California), Santa Maria Speedway (Santa Maria, California), and Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California).

The WoO Sprint Car schedule has been put on hold until at least April 9. (Jamie Brabson photo)

Additionally, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) officials recently announced the postponement of series events for 30 days. This postponement includes events at Atomic Speedway, Brownstown Speedway, 411 Motor Speedway, and Talladega Short Track. The series hopes to resume the original schedule on April 18th at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) and April 19th at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania).

While the WoO Sprints haven’t announced reschedule dates yet, the LOLMDS has. Their rescheduled dates and events include the following:

Tyler Erb and the rest of the LOLMDS drivers have seen their upcoming schedule altered. (Heath Lawson photo)

May 8th – Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH) Buckeye Spring 50
May 9th – Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN) 23rd Annual Indiana Icebreaker
June 26th – 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) Tennessee’s Action Track 50
June 27th – Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) E-Z-GO 50

In the meantime, series officials from both tours indicated that they will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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