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First-year promoter handles COVID-19 challenge at The 'Burg

The ‘Burg Speedway in Luxemburg has a different promoter for the third time in as many years, trying to find success and navigate a pandemic at the same time. Spokesman Joe Orsini says working with Kewaunee County on a plan to open the track was painless compared to the learning curve of operating a track. Orsini doubles as the announcer and has worked with previous regimes. He says moving the events to Sunday night helped rev up the participation. The ‘Burg had 125 drivers race in five categories. Orsini says he hopes the facility can be a guiding light for other organizations in the area.

 


The 3,500 seat grandstand has been reduced to 50 percent capacity. In recent years, attendance has dwindled to around 250 spectators for an average event. Except for the Fourth of July weekend, The ‘Burg will host events every Sunday through August.

 

Picture courtesy of danlewisphoto.net.

 

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