Virginia began Phase Two of the reopening of Virginia due to COVID-19 on Friday, but South Boston Speedway is still waiting for their opportunity to start its 2020 season.

In a statement released by speedway officials on Saturday morning to the fans and competitors, they told fans that they thought with Phase Two beginning they would be able to start their season, but that is not the case.

The guidelines for Phase Two call for 50% capacity for outdoor sporting events, but also a limit to 50 people. “Unfortunately, the clarification of the 50% capacity, with a 50 person maximum, will once again prevent us from holding races for now,” the release stated.

Speedway officials are working to get their 2020 season underway. The 63rd season of racing at South Boston Speedway will be much different than those in the past due to the first half of the race schedule having to be postponed, but they say that they are ready when they are able to go.

They also have implemented a COVID-19 safety plan to “help ensure everyone’s wellbeing when we do go green again.” Track officials also said they are not planning on racing without fans.

“The staff of South Boston Speedway is truly looking forward to hosting our friends and neighbors for our 63rd year of great family fun and excitement. Rest assured we are already prepared for when that time comes,” the release states.

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jkirkland@gazettevirginian.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV