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Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway announce schedule changes due to COVID-19

The Toledo Speedway event on Friday, July 17 has been canceled. Also, the Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 18 events at Flat Rock Speedway have been canceled.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Lucas County Health Department has informed Toledo Speedway that per the Ohio Department of Health, no spectators are yet permitted at speedways forcing them to alter their scheduled races as a result.

Based on this directive from the state of Ohio, the event on Friday, July 17 at Toledo Speedway has been canceled.

Officials at Toledo Speedway have submitted a re-opening plan to Lucas County Health officials. They are also remaining in contact with both the city of Toledo and the Lucas County Board of Commissioners. 

As for Flat Rock Speedway, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the area which includes that speedway would remain in Phase 4, which allows for a maximum gathering of 100 people. 

With that order, the Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 18 events at Flat Rock Speedway have been canceled. 

Officials at Flat Rock Speedway say that if they get to Phase 5, they will provide notice prior to the first race date and will schedule practice days prior to the first race. 

Flat Rock Speedway has been in contact on a weekly basis with the Monroe County Health Department and has submitted a plan to the health department for re-opening the track. 

Officials say it is not financially feasible for them to conduct racing events until they are permitted to have a reasonable percentage of their overall seating capacity in attendance. 

If given clearance to begin racing, they will revise both schedules as needed.

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