Cornwall Motor Speedway goes pay-per-view for season opener

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CORNWALL – In the age of social distancing, the area’s dirt race track will experiment with pay-per-view to put on its first race of the season.

Cornwall Motor Speedway is going to run its first event with empty stands on Saturday, June 6. There will be two races – a 50-lap sportsman and 50-lap modified.

The races will have a cap of 30 drivers with the top 20 drivers from last season’s championship given first dibs. If there’s more than 30 who want to hit the track, the participants will be chosen through a draw.

CMS will have a bilingual broadcast of the race through 360 Nitro TV, which will be pay-per-view.

Track spokesman Martin Belanger says it’s a “unique and historic event in the making, we will remember year 2020 for a long time.”

If the event is a success, the track will hold pro-stock and mini-stock features at a future date.