EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) – Racing is returning to Redwood Acres this July.
The fairgrounds were forced to cancel multiple events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the track will no longer be quiet.
On July 11, drivers and pit crew members will take to the track, keeping a safe distance between teams. The race itself will function as usual, but the atmosphere around it will experience some changes with safety as the main priority.
According to Ben Brown, CEO of Redwood Acres, the fairgrounds are struggling financially as they have only been able to host a COVID-19 testing site and alternative health center, instead of normal events. Now with a race on the schedule, Redwood Acres is hoping to return to normal operations soon.
Brown said that Redwood Acres is working with the Department of Health and Human Service to follow the correct procedures and ensure the safety of the community. No fans will be allowed in the stands, but the Firecracker 100 will be broadcast online. For more information, you can follow Redwood Acres Raceway on Facebook.