Santa Maria Raceway

Santa Maria Raceway is located in Santa Maria, California.
Racing at this location contains: 1/3 mile dirt oval.


 

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2 weeks ago

Santa Maria Raceway

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2 weeks ago

Santa Maria Raceway

Well, we can't go racing yet, but we can certainly contribute to a great cause this Saturday, June 20th. The Santa Maria Raceway is proud to host the American Cancer Society's "Race for a Cure" Luminaria event. The American Cancer Society has also suffered financial difficulties during this COVID-19 pandemic. But Cancer does not slow down, even for the Coronavirus. So support this event and get a chance to cruise on the famous 1/3 mile racetrack to see the Luminaria of loved ones. Please contact Deb Jeffers to buy a Luminaria commemorating a loved one who has had to deal with Cancer. See flyer below for info. And we will see you on Saturday! ...

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3 weeks ago

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We want to thank all who came out on Saturday for our first activity on the track in 2020. The open practice was a success. Now we hope to keep the progress going as we work with local authorities on our plans for getting back to racing in front of fans. Still a lot of work to do. But thanks to the support we received on Saturday, we are confident we can overcome the obstacles to come. Thanks again to Chad Weber for help to organize the drivers and to Robby Claborn for prepping the track. Mark Silva also worked hard all week getting the vehicles in shape. And thanks to all the volunteers like Lindsey and Yvonne at the pit gate and to Cy, Cliff, and Libby for keeping us safe all day. Stay tuned for the next event. We want to hold another practice before we go back to racing. No dates yet as we await the next update from the state and county on our status. But we can now start to use the track for private Test & Tune sessions. Contact Dave at dscfish@comcast.net if you need any info. ...

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3 weeks ago

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We are on for the open practice tomorrow (Saturday, June 13th). In order to comply with the recommendations of the county and state they are requesting we try to do as many transactions before the event to minimize physical contact. So we have a Venmo account setup so you can pay for your pit passes in advance. The Venmo account is @centralcoast805. The picture is of a veggie stand. (Yes, a veggie stand). Pit Passes are $35 each. We will have a prepaid list at the pit gate. Cash is still accepted at the gate if you cannot do Venmo. We hope to have a good turnout as this is the first time to get any revenue to the track all year. We continue to work with state and county on our reopening plan. So please maintain all the recommendations on social distancing and face covering while on the property. We want to show the powers that be that we can do this safely so we can move to the next step..Full Racing! See you all tomorrow. Pit Gates open at 1pm with practice from 2pm to 8pm. ...

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4 weeks ago

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ATTN All Drivers! Yay! We have finally received approval from the state and county to proceed with preparations to resume racing with no spectators. And the first step is an OPEN PRACTICE this Saturday, June 13th, from 2pm until 8pm. No Spectators! Pit Passes are $35 each. Each team can purchase up to 4 additional crew pit passes in addition to the driver. All crew members/drivers must wear face coverings WHEN NOT IN THE RACECAR. Pit spaces will be separated by an open pit space and we will enforce social distancing in accordance with state and county recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will have extra hand wash stations available in the pits. We need a minimum of 25 cars to pay for the additional insurance and costs associated with COVID-19 mitigation. So get the word out. Pit gates will be open at 1pm. Cash only or you may prepay thru Venmo. Call Dave at (310) 493-4900 for Venmo information. A big thanks to Chad Weber, Robby Claborn and the local drivers who have helped us prep the track to make this happen. Also, we want to thank our state assemblyman Jordan Cunningham of the 35th District for working with Dave towards giving Santa Maria Raceway a voice in our government, and assuring our fair treatment in this lengthy process. ...

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1 month ago

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To all of our fans and race teams: The Santa Maria Raceway has been working to get the track ready to resume racing as soon as the state and county determine it is allowable. However, we have not had any luck getting the county to approve some limited, non-spectator, track prep activities. This would include small private practice sessions with no spectators and only 10 people on the property, and with all the COVID-19 precautions and requirements in place. These types of test and tune sessions are vital to race teams and to the track to maintain equipment, condition the track, and bring in minimal income to the track at a time when the track is in danger of permanent closure.

We are attaching a copy of a letter from a number of racing related organizations and interests. Please read the letter so you can see what we are asking for. This letter went out over a week ago to the Governor, as well as a number of state elected officials. And we have received some positive responses. Now we need YOUR voice to be heard. Feel free to forward this letter to your local state assembly member, state senator, or county supervisor.

Please be respectful. This is not a partisan battle. We want local and state officials to know we are not asking to be moved up in line for reopening. We just want to get the ball moving in our direction in regards to private practices and non-racing, non-spectator, activities. We feel we can do these safely and with less risk to the public than opening bars and restaurants. And we could safely do these limited activities TODAY while we wait for the conditions to improve for a full reopening. We need the state to allow the counties to do that.

PLEASE Download and read the letter that is linked at bottom of this post so you know our position.

We have attached names for several state and local officials. And of course, you can Google your local representative if you are out of our area. This is not just for Santa Maria Raceway. As you can see by the people attached to this letter, the racing industry as a whole will benefit from opening up some constructive dialog. So we are asking our fans to get involved and make change happen. Let's get the wheels turning!

Gavin Newsom-Gov-Calif (D)
Jordan Cunningham-State Assembly-SLO (R)
Rudy Salas-State Assembly-Bako (D)
Adam Gray-State Assembly-Merced (D)
Bill Monning-State Senate-SLO (D)
Shannon Grove-State Senate-Bako (R)
Gen. Richard Roth-State Senate-Riverside (D)
Lynn Compton-SLO Supervisor

santamariaraceway.com/letter-to-state-officials/
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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Update: May 16, 2020 - Well, it is with much frustration that we have been forced to cancel this weekend's Test & Tune by order of the County of San Luis Obispo based on the county's interpretation of the state's "Resilience Roadmap" reopening plan. All the drivers were contacted yesterday and this morning and have been kept in the loop on our process. The reason for the frustration stems from the fact that from the beginning of the concept of the practice we have worked with the county and the state to design a format that follows all the protocols that have been published by the various agencies that we deal with. We even submitted an updated plan to the county on May 6th. They were reviewing that plan. Then on Thursday we received an email from the 4th District office informing us that the plan had been reviewed by the attorney with the County Council's office and the health department and that the activity at the track was "unfortunately not allowable at this time". There were no further details. We then requested a written response from County Council explaining the rejection and where we fell short so we could make any needed adjustments. We had already agreed to enforce all the social distancing and face covering requirements and health protocols, and to limit the amount of people on the property to 10. All the drivers and teams had also committed to following all of our requirements in order to show we could do this safely. But the county felt that the state's requirements that 'racetracks" not open until later in the process took priority over their decisions. We again tried to make the county understand that this was not a "reopening" of the racetrack. It was a private event with invited drivers, and no public attendance. And no concession or food sales of any kind, etc. We also pointed out all the other activities and events that have been allowed in SLO County with higher risk to the spread of COVID-19, and that other tracks in California were actually racing. We simply wanted the opportunity to allow a few cars to practice and to keep the track in shape for an eventual reopening. But after 24 hours of back and forth it was clear this weekend was a no go. We will continue to work with the county and state to allow us some basic, limited, non-public, operation in order to preserve the viability of returning to full racing events when the conditions allow. And on Monday, I will be back at it working with local, state and federal agencies to get us back on track, literally! In the meantime we want to thank all the drivers who committed to the weekend. And to Chad Weber, Robby Claborn, Paul Potter, Mark Silva, and so many others that have been working hand in hand with us to try and keep this track alive under these unprecedented conditions. And to our patient fans who have been very supportive, we thank you, also. Stay tuned. We made need our fans and teams to stand united with us to lobby all levels of government to recognize the unique issues that affect racing. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and be ready to race! ...

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