April 22, 2020

JEFFERSON, S.D. (AP) – Racing promoters plan to go ahead with an event at a track in North Sioux City, South Dakota this weekend with some modifications for social distancing.

Sprint car promoter and racing veteran Terry McCarl is bringing the Open Wheel Nationals to Park Jefferson Speedway on Saturday. But, the drivers won’t be racing for a packed house.

Only 700 tickets have been sold for a speedway that seats more than 4,000. McCarl says that should give each person more than six feet of distance from each other.

Gov. Kristi Noem was asked what message she has for race fans who plan on attending that event….

South Dakota’s COVID-19 tally is at 1,755, with eight deaths.