SEEKONK SPEEDWAY TO INCREASE CAPACITY, INTRODUCE NEW COVID GUIDELINES BEGINNING ON MAY 29
SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway officials are pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 29, the track will have a race day that is eligible for full capacity for the first time in over 19 months. Due to new orders from the state of Massachusetts, and the expectation that guidelines will be lifted on May 29, as confirmed by Governor Baker, the track will be eligible to operate at 100% capacity beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This comes just in time for the Memorial Day Thrill Show — it will be the first Thrill Show to hit the third-mile in just over 18 months.
Although capacity increases, and nearly all Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines will be lifted, Seekonk Speedway will still have the safety of all competitors, fans, and staff in mind for the remainder of the season, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Seekonk Speedway is asking fans to use advice from federal, state and local health officials, including the CDC, while at the track in order to stay safe.
Masks will no longer be mandatory, per the change in the state, but will be recommended for all fans who feel comfortable wearing them while attending events at the track. Seekonk Speedway employees that are within constant, close contact with fans will be required to wear face masks for the time being.
Seekonk Speedway asks all fans to still practice social distancing when possible, as it has been proven that distance can help prevent the spread of the virus. The track is also asking that everyone continues to wash their hands frequently and use the multiple sanitizer stations that have been placed around the track. Seekonk Speedway will continue to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe, while also returning to normal to allow race fans to see some of the top racing action in New England and celebrate the 75th season of racing in style.
Advance tickets for all events in 2021 are now available at SeekonkTickets.net for both the grandstands and the pit area and will remain on sale all year. Electronic ticketing remains the safest and most effective way for fans to enter the track and the Speedway encourages fans to use this option for all events and pre-buy their tickets.
“Keeping all of our competitors, fans, and staff safe will still remain the top priority as we head back into a normal environment at the Speedway,” Ed St. Germain, Director of Business Development at Seekonk Speedway, said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming back more fans, getting back to normal, and watching our drivers put on battles for the ages on the tricky third-mile. It should be a great summer filled with family fun.”
Seekonk Speedway’s first event at full capacity will be the Memorial Day Thrill Show on Saturday, May 29. Tickets for the Thrill Show are $25 for adults, with children ages 6-12 set for $12 each. Those children ages five and under can enter the grandstands for free. Pit passes are also available for $30.
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