Racing event planned at Park Jefferson Speedway Saturday

JEFFERSON, S.D. (KELO-TV) — Racing promoters plan to go ahead with an event at a track in Jefferson 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. KELO-TV reports that instead 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. Krisit Noem is one of the few governors who hasn’t issued a statewide stay-at-home order.