Restarting Michigan Racing




Sterling Heights, MI (Thursday, June 11, 2020) - Several race tracks across the state of Michigan have elected to take matters into their own hands following another round of relaxed restrictions from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Language used in the latest executive order has left plenty of room for interpretation as to what establishments can open following social distancing guidelines and what businesses can open with a strict limit on gathering size.


While some speedways are electing to continue hosting open practices and private tests until restrictions are further loosened, a wide selection of places are opening their gates to fans and drivers alike. Below is a list of information compiled by the Horsepower Happenings team.


Track: I-96 Speedway Date: Friday, June 12 Show: Great Lakes Super Sprints, IMCA Mods, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, Mini Wedges

Fans: Yes - Limited Capacity


Track: Mt Pleasant Speedway

Date: Friday, June 12th

Show: B-Mods, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Mini Wedge

Fans: Yes


Track: Tri-City Speedway

Date: Friday, June 12

Show: Late Model Challenge Series

Fans: Yes


Track: Winston Speedway

Date: Friday June 12th

Show: Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pro Stocks

Fans: Yes


Track: Merritt Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 13

Show: Late Model Challenge Series

Fans: Yes


Track: Owosso Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 13

Show: Modifieds, Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Front Wheel Drive, Trucks

Fans: Yes


Track: Thunderbird Raceway

Date: Saturday, June 13

Show: Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stock, Cyber Stock, Warriors, Mini Wedges

Fans: Yes - Limited Capacity


Track: Whittemore Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 13th

Show: Front Wheel Drive, Lead Sled and Street Stocks with Mechanics Races

Fans: Yes - Limited Capacity


Track: Butler Motor Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 20th

Show: Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Front Wheel Drives

Fans: Yes


Track: Crystal Motor Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 20th

Show: Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Pro Stocks/Trucks, Street Stocks, Flinn Stocks, Mini Wedges

Fans: Yes


Track: Springport Mid Michigan Speedway

Date: Saturday, June 20th

Show: Modifieds, Late Model Sportsmen, Street Stocks, Front Wheel Drives, Mini Wedges

Fans: Yes


Several tracks across the state still have not announced a definitive reopening plan, possibly waiting to see the success of the tracks who are opening this weekend and next. For more stories like this and continued updates on tracks plan through COVID-19, visit horsepowerhappenings.com. Tune in to the weekly podcast premiering every Monday evening or listen anytime on-demand. Follow Horsepower Happenings on Facebook and on Twitter @HPHpodcast.


Story by - Zach Hiser, Motor City Racing Promotions

Photo - MCRP File Photo


Edit: 06/11/2020 10:30 a.m.

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