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Holley LS Fest returns this weekend with new safety measures in place

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 11:07 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Holley LS Fest is returning to Beech Bend Raceway Park this Friday through Sunday after receiving approval to proceed from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

“We’re so grateful to have it! We really thought going into this year that it wasn’t going to happen because of COVID. We’re all amazed that we’re going to have the event this weekend,” Brent Pursifull said. Pursifull is a well-known competitor.

Event management put plans in place to follow the governor’s guidelines for venues and event spaces in accordance with his Healthy At Work 3.1 and Executive Order 2020-586 for masks. Measures include limiting capacity, online only tickets sales, social distancing and increased cleaning.

“Holley secured more acreage at Beech Bend so there will be activities at Beech Bend and at the Corvette track,” Ron Bunch, the president of Bowling Green’s Chamber of Commerce, said.

Organizers have spread out the event activities to now include 85 acres of Beech Bend’s over 350 total acres, giving ample room for attendees to safely social distance while enjoying the event.

Bleacher seating will be limited to 20%, but officials have designated new areas where the racing can be viewed while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Event attendees will be asked to wear a mask if they can’t keep 6′ from other attendees or if they are in designated Mask Zones.

You can click here to review all of their COVID-19 guidelines.

Participant spots are already sold out, but spectator tickets are still available as of this announcement. Spectator tickets must be purchased online in advance. You can check ticket availability at lsfest.com.

“We are so grateful that the Governor’s office has approved hosting this event,” said Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our local tourism industry has suffered greatly due to the pandemic, and we are excited to welcome visitors back to Bowling Green. Events such as LS Fest bring a welcome infusion of new dollars into our local economy.”

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“LS Fest has been a premier motorsports event in Bowling Green for the last decade. While 2020 provides a unique twist, the team has provided an extensive plan to the state to ensure the safety of the racers and spectators,” said Ron Bunch, President of the Bowling Green Chamber. “We are excited to welcome the LS Fest participants to our racing, lodging and restaurant venues!”

PPE will be available to attendees and additional staff has been brought in for extra cleaning of the facility during the event.

Event organizers also worked with local authorities for safe and improved ingress and egress this year with representatives from local government, law enforcement, the chamber and the tourism office.

For more information, visit lsfest.com.

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