Seekonk Speedway Postpones Start Of 2020 Season

(Press Release from Seekonk Speedway)

Seekonk Speedway announced on Tuesday that the track has further delayed the start of both the Fast Friday and NASCAR Saturday 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New guidance released on Tuesday by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the extension of a Stay-At-Home Advisory until May 18th.Seekonk Speedway will continue to comply with all local public health and government officials to keep our race teams, drivers, staff and fans safe during this difficult time.

The original opening weekend, set for May 29-30, will not happen as scheduled. The Memorial Day Thrill Show, scheduled for May 23, has been cancelled.

Seekonk Speedway will continue to wait for further guidance from officials before releasing a full updated race schedule for the 2020 season. Seekonk will allow ample practice time to race teams before the season takes the green flag, with four nights of practice set to begin as soon as the advisory is lifted, with two divisions each night, and more information is available about crowds and mass gatherings.

“We wish we had better news at this time, but this situation we are dealing with is difficult for all of us,” Ed St. Germain, Seekonk’s Director of Business Development, said. “We look forward to hitting the track for the start of our 75th season of racing as soon as it is safe to do it.”

For more information, continue to follow Seekonk’s social media channels and website,

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  1. Another one bites the dust. But I applaud seekonk for putting safety ahead if profit

  2. In all seriousness, the short tracks will need to modify concession and bathroom entry and exit when they open. No more running out of soap. Additional hand washing stations will be needed. Plexi glass in front of the registers. I hope they are all thinking about those things now for both the safety of their employees and the fans. Now is the time to get those things done.

  3. There are so many issues with operating. Liability is one.

    So the next round of government bailouts has liability content so COMPANIES can not be held liable. This means they are not responsible for COVID harm to others, employees, etc. The GOP is insisting on this.

  4. Let’s face it, we’re all screwed. Between the states that didn’t bother to shut down, and now states reopening prematurely, Covid 19 is going to be around a long long time.

  5. Rob p., the data is proving that to be factual. The wave is slowly moving across the country. It will take months and months.

    Florida just experienced a big jump in their stats so they are no longer reporting. Sounds like something Florida would do.

  6. LA county shut it’s beaches back down. OOPS

  7. I just don’t understand this. We went through 2 months of staying at home, and were starting to see progress, only to throw it all away. The economy was already screwed, but now, when the second and third waves hit, will be even worse off. Soon you’ll see a giant sell off on walk Street as futures confidence is lost. We should have stayed shut down. Now the states who are still shut down will pay the price as infected people from other states travel through. And if you look it’s all republican run states jumping the gun, thinking they are saving our economy, when indeed all they are doing is killing it more. Watch where we are in 2- 3 weeks, probly worse off than now.

  8. The state of Connecticut will start to slowly reopen May 20th. But it still looks to be a long time before we see any racing action.

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