JAMES RIVER, NS (July 15, 2021) – With the move to Phase 4 of the Nova Scotia Reopening Plan on Wednesday, Riverside International Speedway will open for its first event of 2021 on July 24.
The East Coast International Pro Stock Tour, NAPA Sportsman Series, and Hot Rod Classics Vintage Race Car Series will be on the race card.
The pro stock tour competitors will see qualifying heat races and a 150-lap feature, sportsman will have qualifying heat races and a 75-lap feature and the vintage series will see heat races and a 25-lap feature. Racing starts at 4 p.m.; grandstands open at 2 p.m.
In accordance with the approved COVID-19 Operating Plan for Riverside and current Public Health requirements the grandstand will have multiple zones each with a maximum capacity of 250 people; each zone will have its own entry/exit and washrooms and fans must stay in the zone they are ticketed for. Masks are required except for when seated with a personal group. Distancing (2M/6F) is required between groups and while entering/exiting the facility.
The canteen will be open for food and non-alcoholic beverages, with delivery to the seats. Maximum cooler/bag size for carry-in food and non-alcoholic beverages is 14″ x14″ x 14″; no glass beverage containers; containers caps must be sealed at entry; if the container has a removable lid the container must be empty at entry.
Tickets will be available online only starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 16 at www.riversidespeedway.ca. Fans should review the zone plan prior to purchasing tickets and be aware that accessible seating is located in the Blue zone ONLY, and that smoking is ONLY permitted in the Purple zone.
In accordance with the zone model for this event, the infield pit area is restricted to essential crew members and essential workers only. Teams will receive advance pit pass purchase information directly.
Management thanks fans, racers, sponsors, staff, and service providers for their continued support as we wind through what are (hopefully) the final laps of the COVID-19 pandemic, and encourage everyone to be vaccinated at their earliest convenience so things get back on track (pun intended) sooner than later.
About Riverside International Speedway:
For 52 years, Riverside International Speedway has been recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known throughout North America as a “bucket list” event for racers and fans alike. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit www.riversidespeedway.ca or call 902-863-2410 (May to September) or 902-404-7049 (October to April).
From Joan Roué