The long-awaited season opener at the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring”, will be held this Sunday, May 24th. The season has been delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, still under Governor Reynolds restrictions, the racing season can begin but the grandstands will remain closed.

The Dripps family will begin their first season as promoters of the “Bullring” and have come up with a very unique experience for the race fans. A Drive-In Theater will be created in the parking lot on the Benton County Fairgrounds. A big screen courtesy of Cedar River Billboards will be set up on the backside of the grandstands and by utilizing a radio transmitter, fans will be able to hear and see the races from their own vehicle. Limited concessions will be available and fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers, in addition the restroom facilities will be open for the fans attending in the parking lot. All social distancing guidelines will be enforced and the parking lot will be policed.

6 classes of race cars will be in action on opening night, racing under the IMCA sanction. Classes include, Modifieds, Sportmods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, and Micro Mod/Mini Late Models.

The races will also be available on Pay Per View on IMCA.TV, allowing fans to watch from the comfort of their living room.

The pit area will open at 1 pm, each race car will be allowed ten persons to enter the pit area with the car. Cars must park at least ten feet apart and crews are expected to remain in their pit area and follow social distancing guidelines. Hot laps are scheduled to take the green at 4:30 pm with racing to follow at 5 pm

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