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Road America welcomes fans with the ability to social distance at the racetrack

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 19:53:08-04

COVID-19 precautions like social distancing aren't an issue at Road America.

"Ever since we started allowing fans back June 1, what's great about Road America is that we were already prepared because we have print at home ticketing, which allows contactless scanning at the gates," said John Ewert, Communications Director at Road America.

To ensure that guests comply with the safety precautions established, signs line the property. Organizers believe that they're set for vintage weekend.

"Come in, bring your family. Tailgate at your vehicle. Roam around the facility and enjoy a good time. A big factor of Road America, is that we are a race track. But you're not dedicated to a grandstand seat," said Ewert.

The nice thing about Road America is the ability for people to be spaced out. The grounds are noticeably large.

"You can spread out, and watch from anywhere around our 4 miles and 14 turn facility. We are 640 acres. If you put that into perspective, Road America can fit about 7 golf courses in our property," said Ewert.

The race track's best attendance included nearly 50,000 people which only equates to 40% capacity. They could have more that 100,000 fans, crew members and staff on site, still having plenty of room for 6 feet of social distancing.

"If you're comfortable going out and walking your dog. If you're comfortable playing a round of golf, You can be here at Road America because it truly is the safest place, to watch a race. Sports can not only uplift people. Sports can give a lot of people hope. And we've learned from being open to fans with racing, is that we've had a lot of new fans," said Ewert.

Motorcycles, Indy Car, and NASCAR are all on the docket in the future with the potential for plenty more races to come.

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