South Boston Speedway continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our fans, competitors, employees, partners and other stakeholders is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the developments and guidance of federal/state/local authorities and health experts, and provide updates accordingly.

Back on Track (COVID-19) Guidelines:

April 1, 2021 Update:

South Boston Speedway will begin operating at a 30% capacity, as allowed by government order. 

March 23, 2021 Update: 

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam has increased capacity limits for outdoor venues to 30%. Tickets for the rest of the season will go on sale soon. ​

March 7, 2021 Update: 

Advance tickets for the Saturday, March 20 race will go on sale Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 PM. 

March 1, 2021 Update:

South Boston Speedway is finalizing the implementation of its ticket system. Advance tickets for the March 20 race will go on sale very soon. We will announce an exact on-sale date within the next few days. 

Capacity will be limited. The best way to guarantee that you can attend the first race is to purchase tickets in advance. The easiest way to do this will be to order online, but we are also happy to take care of your ticket needs over the phone. 

Please visit our FAQ/fan info page for specific information related to ticketing and what has changed at the track due to COVID-19. 

Feb. 24, 2021 Update:

South ​Boston Speedway is pleased with Governor Ralph Northam's move to allow outdoor sporting venues to hold 1,000 people beginning March 1, 2021. With that, SoBo will open as scheduled on Saturday, March 20, 2021. An open practice will be held Saturday, March 13, 2020 (10 AM-4 PM). 

Capacity will be limited and advance tickets will go on sale soon. Please continue to check back here, our social media accounts and subscribe for email updates at the bottom of this page. 

Feb. 4, 2021 Update:

South Boston Speedway statement on the 2021 season

South Boston, Va. (Feb. 4, 2021) -- South Boston Speedway is very optimistic that racing will return to our historic venue this year. We have every hope of starting the 2021 South Boston Speedway racing season on March 20 as scheduled.


For this to happen, the Commonwealth of Virginia must first lift restrictions on mass gatherings above the current 250-person limit. We will not postpone any event until we have more information related to restrictions in March from Commonwealth officials.


We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the Commonwealth, including the status of restrictions on mass gatherings, and will provide additional information on our website and social media platforms regarding the start of the 2021 season as new developments come to light.

Jan. 29, 2021 Update:

  • South Boston Speedway has every intention of hosting a 2021 race season. You can view our 2021 tentative schedule here

  • Practice is currently available. Please contact the office to schedule practice.

  • The speedway's office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are happy to assist you via phone or email -- please contact us

  • The Governor of Virginia has extended Executive Order 72 until the end of Feb. 2021.