Redwood Acres Raceway given the green light for July return


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By Ray Hamill — Redwood Acres Raceway officials announced on Wednesday that they have been given the green light to begin the 2020 season on July 11.

The raceway has had four events canceled this year because of ongoing concerns over COVID-19, including a race night that was scheduled for June 20.

But county health officials have finally given the go-ahead to begin the season in July.

It remains to be seen if fans will be allowed in the stands for the opening night or whether the action will just be streamed live online.

According to raceway officials, a decision will made on that after consulting with local health officials closer to the date.

The July 11 race night will feature the Firecracker 100 for the late models in what has become the biggest race of the season at the local track.

In addition, the legends, mini stocks, bombers, Bandoleros and roadrunners will all be in action.

Out-of-town race teams will be allowed to compete and a food vendor will be in the pits for the event. 

Further information, including safety guidelines for social distancing, will be released soon. 

A test and tune has been scheduled for July 10.

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