From Sunset Speedway Officials
INNISFIL, ON. – After being forced to keep the gates closed since the start of 2020, Sunset Speedway is ready to fire the engines for the first time in 2021.
Amidst the pandemic and the fight against Covid-19, Sunset Speedway remained closed under provincial order in efforts to curb the spread of the virus that has kept many businesses in Ontario closed since early in 2020. As infections continue to decrease and the trend continues to move downward, the Ontario Government recently released a three-stage re-opening plan that includes motorsports facilities. Phase 1 will allow Sunset Speedway to re-open safely with restrictions; one being no spectators until subsequent stages.
“Although it is not ideal to move forward without spectators, it is a step in the right direction,” said Brian Todish, Sunset Speedway Track Owner/Operator. “We want to open for our fans and competitors, but we must do it safely.” Sunset Speedway has already pushed opening day back after modifying the schedule early in the year to accommodate the inevitable.
With the province set to re-open under stage 1, Sunset Speedway will see it’s first green flag of 2021 on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 – less than a month from the date of this publication. Melissa Bullen Opening Night is set to kick off with a packed schedule, including Ltd. Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bones Stocks and Jr. Late Models. More competitor information will be released in the coming weeks. Although fans will not be able to be in attendance, the track is hoping this will change in the near future.
For more information on the revised 2021 Schedule, you can visit online at the Sunset Speedway Schedule and on the speedways social media accounts.