Sights and sounds: cars hit the track at Adams County Speedway

After a long awaited three years, cars have finally hit the dirt at Adams County Speedway. Practice, which went through a series of rescheduling, was a go Tuesday, April 19.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., numerous classes rolled out two cars at a time to work in the track and get seat time ahead of the first race weekend since 2019.

The venue, sporting a spring look with Hoosier Racing Tire flower pots, looked the cleanest it’s been in a hot minute.

Buildings have a fresh coat of paint, weeds that recently trailed up the fence and across the track have been removed and the once green track now features a sweet sight—dirt.

Some people worried about how the track conditions would be after sitting desolate and unmaintained up until this fall when the rejuvenation began, but the only apparent issue was a slight spray of dust as the cars exited turn four. However, the weather forecast looks to fix that.

The season opener, currently scheduled for Sunday, April 24, is still a go – weather permitting. If all goes as planned, Sunday will feature Crate Late Models, A Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders.  

The pits open at 2 p.m. and the grandstands at 3 p.m. The drivers meeting kicks off at 4:15 p.m., and hot laps start at 4:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

For grandstand admission per person, adults are $12, seniors ages 60 years and older are $10, kids 5 to 13 years old are $5 and children 4 years old and younger are free.

For pit area access per person, adults are $30, kids ages 3 to 13 years old are $20 and children two years old and younger are free.

With rain showers off and on all through Wednesday, April 20, and predicted rain for Friday and Sunday, the season opener may get pushed back to yet another weekend.

For further information about Adams County Speedway and the season, their Facebook page has the latest updates. Weather updates in relation to track conditions and scheduling are posted frequently.

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