GREAT FALLS – Racing will soon return to the Electric City Speedway.
The track’s plan to reopen received approval from the Cascade County Health Department, and the first race of the season will run on June 12 at 7 p.m. with new safety restrictions in place.
The stands will be limited to 300 socially distanced spectators and the track will only accommodate 52 cars per night. All ticketing and race registration will be moved online.
“One of the things that people really need to understand about opening back up is that it’s not exactly business as usual because of COVID-19,” track manager Russ Ehnes said. “Everything, including ticket sales and registration for the drivers, it all takes place online at MyRacePass.com.“
If tickets sell out or if spectators choose not to attend but would still like to watch the races, Electric City Speedway will provide a pay-per-view streaming option at SpeedSport.tv.
“We’ll have up to 300 fans in the stands and we will work to increase that over time as we prove that we can keep people safely distanced,” Ehnes said. “In the meantime, if fans aren’t able to purchase tickets you can have a watch party with your families from the comfort of your home and still be able to enjoy racing at the Electric City Speedway.”
With races still suspended at the Big Sky Speedway in Billings and Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, the Electric City Speedway is currently the only Montana dirt track moving forward with the 2020 season.
“The drivers are fired up and ready to go. One of the big challenges for us is the restricted capacity in the pits,” Ehnes said. “We’re going to do everything we can to accommodate as many drivers as we can. And we’ll do our best to make it absolutely fair, so everyone gets a chance to race in the next few weeks.”
The speedway will hold a drivers-only practice on Saturday from 3-9 p.m., with three-class races set for June 13, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call Russ Ehnes at (406) 899-0898 or visit the Electric City Speedway Facebook page of updates.