If there’s one thing most area residents agree on, it’s that Davenport Speedway is a great place to watch a race. What’s even better is that opening night is coming up! With all the uncertainty around events in the COVID-19 era, there are some things you should know about the Davenport Speedway opening night event on April 23, 2021.
On-site COVID-19 regulations at Davenport Speedway
The grandstand area is only open to 50 percent capacity due to COVID-19 safety protocols. According to Davenport Speedway, other regulations for the Davenport Speedway season opener on April 23, 2021 include exact change needed to purchase tickets with cash on-site, as well as no groups of more than 10 allowed to sit together.
In addition to these steps put in place to keep as many people as safe as possible, it is requested that you stay home if you feel sick out of an abundance of caution. Fortunately, you can avoid all these restrictions and watch the broadcast online at DoneRight.TV.
About Davenport Speedway
Davenport Speedway in Davenport, IA has an interesting history. The speedway is a semi-banked, dirt-track oval with track lengths of a half mile and a quarter mile. It’s located on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, which also hosts the Mississippi Valley Fair. It now hosts dirt racing events on a weekly basis.
It became the first track in Iowa to host a NASCAR event in 1953 when it held a race for what would later become the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. That race featured 14 cars, with Buck Baker starting at pole position and Herb Thomas winning the race in the end.
The location of the speedway is the same location where a one-mile track once stood. Historical documents show that this track was indeed used for car racing from 1904 to 1916. It also hosted the first-ever automobile race in Davenport in 1904. That race was won by Pete Peterson of Davenport, who was a nationally-known racer at the time.
But even before that much-publicized race, in 1900 the Davenport Mile Track hosted a race between two automobiles, which were still very new inventions and rarely seen up to that point. This was likely the first auto race in the entire state of Iowa.
How to watch the season opener on April 23, 2021
Done Right TV is hosting a live broadcast of Davenport Speedway events for the season opener on April 23, 2021 in Davenport, IA. Visit Done Right TV to check out how you can watch the event live and get 30 days of replay access—all in high definition!
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