(6/7/20 Jim Allen), Sacramento, CA … Peter Murphy Racing and the NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series announced that plans are underway for a race on Saturday, June 20th at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. Unfortunately, due to strict COVID-19 restrictions enforced by local health officials, this event will must be held without race fans in the grandstands. The show will be available live on Speed Shift TV pay-per-view.
Promoter Peter Murphy had staged two successful practice sessions at his 3/8 mile dirt track in preparation for the restart of his 2020 racing season. At least one more practice session is expected to be added before the June 20th event.
Only race teams and immediate crew and their family members will be allowed in the pit area and they will be required to sign a special insurance waiver. There is expected to be a limit on the number of people per race team. All pit entrants and working officials will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing protocol.
“This race represents our first step in getting back to normal,” said Murphy. “We would love to have fans in the grandstands, but we have to follow the rules, otherwise we can’t race. We hope that everybody supports us and watches the show on Speed Shift TV.”
The purse will be funded through Speed Shift TV subscriptions, the generous support of many loyal sponsors, and pit gate proceeds.
This represents the season opener for the traveling series, which has been forced to either cancel or postpone seven scheduled events so far this season. This race was not on the original 19-race schedule.
“This event has been a long time in the making,” said Jim Allen, series GM, “and a lot of things had to line up perfectly to make it happen. We thank Peter Murphy for his tenacity and hard work to make it a reality. Hopefully this will jump start Fairgrounds dirt track racing in California again so fans can attend in person in the very near future.”
One more class of cars will be added to the program. Murphy is expected to make an announcement this week, along with other details regarding the event and safety guidelines.
More details will be released as we get closer to the event. You are highly encouraged to follow “King of the West by NARC” and “Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds- Hanford” on Facebook and social media. We thank you for your support.
For additional information, contact Jim Allen at info@NARC410.com.