by Riley Hicks

The day the sports world came to a halt will be a day that spectators will never forget. Once professional sports paused their seasons, many people knew local sporting events were not going to be far behind. That was the case for Senoia Raceway when they announced back in March that it would be canceling its 2020 season debut until further notice. 

Fans were excited to hear back in early May that the track was once again opening up its gates, but Senoia still was forced to keep the grandstands closed to the public. That was all until this weekend that Senoia Raceway has finally gotten the go ahead from government and city officials to allow fans back into the grandstands.

Track owners Mayes and Bill Massey still would like all spectators to practice social distancing and respect the space of other fans in attendance. Since opening the gates back up, Senoia Raceway has followed CDC guidelines and still wants to remain that way this weekend.

Senoia Raceway has quite the packed schedule to welcome back its fans with eight different divisions racing. The schedule will include the Limited and Crate late models, Late model sportsman, Chargers, Hobbies, Bombers, Mini Stocks, and Hot Shots. 

Grandstands will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying starting at 6 p.m. The first official green flag with everyone in attendance will drop at 7:30 p.m. 

Grandstand tickets are $15 with kids 12 and under being admitted in free. Trackside parking and pit prices are $30; kids 6-12 $20; five and under are free. Along with the grandstands, spectators can also park their cars around the outer fence for an additional cost.

Senoia Raceway has been waiting quite a long time to welcome back its loyal fans, so come on out and bring the family and pack the stands. The drivers also can’t wait to finally race in front of an audience. For more information about this coming weekend, stay tuned into the tracks website or call the track at 700-599-6161. Senoia Raceway hopes to see you all there this Saturday, May 30.