PEVELY, Mo. (April 29) — Anxious St. Louis-area fans can get their dirt racing fix Saturday, May 9, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway with a three-division DIRTcar racing program, the delayed season opener at the high-banked, third-mile oval.
Officials plan strict measures amid the Covid-19 crisis to keep everyone safe for the event highlighted by a $5,000-to-win Super Late Model feature with live streaming video for FloRacing.com subscribers that will be produced by the DirtonDirt.com team. DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and DIRTcar UMP Pro Mods will also be on the card for the event co-promoted by Track Enterprises.
Race teams will be limited to 6 people per car including the driver while general admission tickets for spectators will be capped at 700.
Plans as of Friday afternoon are a 50 car limit for each of the three classes with all entries to be first come first serve. Entry form will be available online starting Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m. CT. All entries will be $50 but the fee will be refunded to the drivers who show up to the race to compete on May 9. Those who pre-enter and do not show up, will not be refunded. Each entry will be allotted up to six total pit passes to purchase, five crew and one driver. Driver must submit full list of names by Wednesday, May 6 at 2 p.m.
Social distancing practices are recommended in the grandstands and pit area with attendees encouraged to wear face masks and bring hand sanitizer.
Pits open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Pit passes will be $40 each.
General admission is $30 and a limited number of advance tickets will be available online Thursday, April 30th at 2 p.m.; no grandstand tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information or to order tickets, visit federatedautopartsraceway.com or call (636) 479-3219. Visit FloRacing.com for subscription details.