By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

JEFFERSON, S.D. (AP) - Racing promoters plan to go ahead with an event at a track in Jefferson this weekend with some modifications for social distancing.

Sprint car promoter and racing veteran Terry McCarl is bringing the Open Wheel Nationals to Park Jefferson Speedway on Saturday.

But, the drivers won’t be racing for a packed house. Instead only 700 tickets have been sold for a speedway that seats more than 4,000, KELO-TV reported.

McCarl says that should give each person more than six feet of distance from each other.

Concessions will be limited with distancing marks on the ground. And attendees are encouraged to bring a covering for their faces.



Gov. Krisit Noem is one of the few governors who hasn’t issued a statewide stay-at-home order.

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