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Start your engines, local racing finally ready to go again

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Workers install the new scoreboard at the Redwood Acres Raceway earlier this year.

By Ray Hamill — It’s been a long barren few months, but racing finally returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend.

And for the drivers, the opportunity to get back on the track can’t come quickly enough.

“Everybody’s just so excited about being able to race,” raceway board member and driver Jim Redd said. 

Raceway officials were busy making the final preparations on Thursday night, including working on the track’s new state-of-the-art scoreboard, with a test and tune day scheduled for Friday and the season opener on Saturday.

No fans will be allowed in attendance, with the action being streamed live online, and there will be many restrictions in place for the drivers and their teams.

According to Redd, however, that’s a price they will gladly pay to get the opportunity to return.

“Everybody knows they have to abide by the COCID guidelines, and everybody acknowledges that,” he said.

Redd added that there is a pretty good car count for the season opener, with all six divisions scheduled to race.

The racing gets under way at 3 p.m., following the practice session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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