Racing fans in Texoma are used to hearing the sounds of revving engines during the Spring and Summer months, but after the COVID-19 outbreak, the once bustling Grayson County Speedway is left empty.
For several years, the speedway has hosted dirt track races on Saturday nights from April through September, but they have not been able to host a race this year.
"We're anxious to get back to doing what we do, and doing what the fans like to do. We've what I think are the best drivers around," said Grayson County Speedway owner Mark Weiss. "The fans that we have, we have a very large fan base that supports us each week, they're real supportive. I know their anxious to get back out there. They've got some of their favorite drivers that they support and watch each week.
The races may have been cancelled for the last few weeks, but if there is any chance to start racing again, the speedway will open again, and will race as long as they can before the winter rolls in.
"If we could get them back out there relatively soon, the can make some laps, and get the feel again, and think 'Hey there is light at the end of the tunnel here.' Hopefully they'll be able to hand on to their race cars, and we wouldn't see a decline in drivers of course," said Weiss. "I'm a pretty optimsitic guy, and I think we'll get through this. I think it's just a matter of time. Obviously, patience is the key here for us, this is up to the government."