Knoxville Pushes Back Season Opener

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Knoxville Raceway officials have postponed the track's season opener. (Frank Smith photo)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Knoxville Raceway officials have announced the track’s season opener has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The postponement is in accordance with the federal government’s extension of the country’s social distancing guidelines through April 30, which is aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

The season opener at Knoxville Raceway will now take place on Saturday, May 2. The April 18 and April 25 race dates have been rescheduled for Friday, May 29 and Friday, July 3, respectively.

“Knoxville Raceway will continue to follow the restrictions and monitor any developments throughout the month of April,” Knoxville Raceway officials said in a statement. “If further changes to the schedule are required, updates will be posted at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com and on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

“When the engines fire for our first race this season, it will be a season opener like none before. Stay healthy race fans. We’ll see you at the track on May 2.”