Though we aren’t racing, restrictions are being eased and we are now able to offer open practice sessions as well as track rentals. For now, we are sorry to say we are not able to allow fans at practice sessions or to observe at track rentals. We look forward to that changing and hope that it does so soon.
Kalamazoo Speedway is sponsoring a food drive for Christian Neighbors on Friday, May 22. Please see details later in the newsletter.
May 19, 2020
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MAY 23 OPEN PRACTICE MAY 22 FOOD DRIVE
SATURDAY, MAY 23 OPEN PRACTICE
COVID-19 safeguards are applicable to both sessions: Masks, except the driver when wearing a helmet, must be worn any time anyone is outside of their vehicle. Teams must practice social distancing when at all possible. We regret that we are NOT able to allow spectators in the grandstands or pit areas.
Session 1 – Street Stock and Zoo Stock Pits open 10:30 AM Open Practice from Noon – 2:30 PM All teams MUST exit the pit areas by 3:00 PM
Session II – Outlaw and Template Late Models plus Outlaw FWD Pits open 3:00 PM (or earlier if the previous session exits earlier) Open Practice from 3:30 – 6:30 PM All teams MUST exit the pit areas by 7:00 PM
Practice Protocols All teams must pre-register 40 cars maximum per session Only the upper and 3rd pits will be utilized as the infield is being repaved (!!) There will be an empty pit stall between each race car – no exceptions Maximum 4 crew members plus driver per car; do not bring more personnel than is absolutely necessary Anyone using a Porta-Jon must wash their hands before entering as well as after use Hand wash stations with soap and towels will be available; please also have your own sanitizer No concessions will be open Tires will be available; race fuel will not be available Drivers may not enter the scoring tower If crew members sit in the pit bleachers to record times, social distancing must be observed
TO REGISTER E-mail Gary at email@example.com with the driver name, class and names of all crew members – no phone calls, no Facebook messaging, faxing, etc. FIRST COME–FIRST SERVE Confirmation (or that capacity has been reached) will be sent via return email Pit Pass $25 per person Deadline: May 22 at 4:00 PM
BRING SOME FOOD AND CRUISE THE ZOO!
Don’t forget the May 22 food drive for Christian Neighbors, a local food pantry, at Kalamazoo Speedway. If you are able, please consider helping out those who are less able. In addition to making a difference in someone’s life, we’re offering a couple of laps around the track in exchange for the assistance.
You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to going out on the track. All vehicle passengers must remain in their vehicle at all times while onsite (donations should not be placed in the trunk of the vehicle). We expect safety first on the track; so thank you for not trying to break any speed records.
WHAT: Donate a bag (or as much as you’re able) of non-perishable food & take a couple of laps around the fastest 3/8 mile oval in the world
WHEN: Friday, May 22 (6:00 – 9:00 PM)
Drive past the ticket windows on the main access road until you come to the pit gate and we’ll guide you from there. Because street tires and windshield wipers are standard equipment on all street legal cars in Michigan (correct, no race cars!!) this will be a rain or shine event. Kalamazoo Speedway officials will be wearing gloves and masks when directing vehicles and accepting your generous donations. Thank you.