On Wednesday August 19, the State of Ohio Department of Health issued a Director’s Order specifying guidelines for youth, collegiate, amateur, club and professional sports and special orders for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Ohio.
Among the requirements and restrictions included in the order, which specifically identifies sports facilities including “speedways”, is limitation on the total number of spectators and submitting a plan to the local health authorities for approval. Toledo Speedway has submitted a plan to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department requesting permission to conduct a limited number of race events under these State of Ohio Department of Health guidelines.
The August 19 announcement was not anticipated by track management, however we welcome any opportunity to attempt to conduct racing with fans at Toledo Speedway in 2020.
We are working to get approval, and if we are successful, will announce no later than Friday August 28 a limited schedule for 2020. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Stay safe and healthy and we will be in communication with you soon.