Black Hills Speedway plans to open on Sunday

RAPID CITY, S.D. – It’s been eerily quiet on Friday nights out in Rapid Valley without racing.

But that will change this weekend when the 2020 season kicks off at Black Hills Speedway.

The first night of racing was originally planned for May 15.

But due to the rain, the event has been moved to Sunday, May 17.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing set to begin at 6 p.m.

The event will feature drivers from five states competing in six different classes: Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Winged Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Late Models.

With the current COVID-19 situation, Black Hills Speedway will be taking extra precautions to make sure the drivers and the fans are safe.

“We’ll have signs up reminding everybody to please keep a safe six foot distance between each other and they’ll be an x on the ground as well,” said Eddie Kirchoff, manager of Black Hills Speedway. “What we’re doing, we feel pretty comfortable with it being an outdoor venue and the precautions that we’re taking to make sure everybody shows up and feels safe.”

Admission prices for Black Hills Speedway:

General Admission – $15

Seniors / Veterans – $12

Kids 12 years and younger – $6

Kids under 4 feet tall – FREE

 

By the way, the Oahe Speedway north of Pierre plans to open on Memorial Day weekend with races on May 23-24.

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