BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY STAYING OPEN, COMPLYING WITH RULES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS

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BANDIMERE SPEEDWAY STAYING OPEN, COMPLYING WITH RULES FOR LARGE GATHERINGS


After meeting with officials from the Jefferson County Health Department July 27-28, Bandimere Speedway isn’t going to shut down.

John “Sporty” Bandimere III said the speedway will remain open, but under strict conditions.

Bandimere Speedway is in Morrison, Colo., 20 minutes from Denver. Bandimere Speedway has been hosting races for 63 years.

The Bandimere family executive team runs the speedway.

“We’re working with them (Jefferson County Health Department) on protocols to at least allow us to do some small participant-driven events in hopes that we can show them that ultimately the way we are designed that we can accommodate events of some larger size other than just participant-driven events,” Sporty said.

The restrictions Bandimere Speedway must adhere to are as follows:

1) Bandimere Speedway cannot host an event in excess of 175 attendees

2) Cannot host an activity that doesn’t allow 6 feet of social distancing among non-family members

3) Cannot hold an event that serves food under the state’s restaurant guidelines

Sporty said the track will host a Test and Tune July 29 and a Club race July 31. Aug. 1-2 there will be junior races with Vintage racers and King Street racers at the speedway.

“Hopefully we can go here a couple two to three weekends with small stuff and hopefully numbers will get better to where they will ease up on us,” Sporty said. “We are going to utilize protocols we have all agreed on. We are really depending on our racers to help us out are far as self-distancing and wearing masks.”

The NHRA Mello Yello Series national event schedule had the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway slated for Aug. 7-9, which is the speedway’s marquee event.

On July 17, the Mile-High Nationals were postponed until further notice for corona virus pandemic-related reasons.

 

 

 





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