People getting inoculated at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, October 16 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or Sunday, October 17 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will get the chance to drive their own car or truck on The Monster Mile.
Up to 800 drivers, with valid driver’s licenses, and their passengers will be able to take two laps behind the track’s pace car. Drivers will go on the track in groups of up to 25 vehicles over the two days.
Free vaccinations will be available to thousands of people during the event, as well as free testing. The first 250 people to register to be vaccinated – with or without driving the track – during the event will receive two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Sign-ups for the driving spots and for vaccination-only and testing-only appointments opened at noon today (October 6) at: https://www.racetoendcovid.org/event/dover-international-speedway/.
The event is sponsored by the Dover International Speedway, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the CDC Foundation.
All three types of COVID-19 vaccines – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen – will be offered for first or second doses, as well as the additional doses now being recommended for some groups. Details on who should get additional doses after being fully vaccinated can be found at coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/additional-doses/.
Track driving without an advance appointment will only be available if the driving slots do not fill ahead of time, so registration for a day and time is strongly recommended. Walk-ups for vaccination-only and testing will be accepted, but appointments are recommended.
Participants who wish to drive the track alone must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, car registration in their name, and vehicle insurance. Participants who are 16 or 17 years old with a valid driver’s license must have a parent or legal guardian in the vehicle to sign a minor release form.
The entrance to Dover International Speedway for this event will be via the Leipsic Road entrance, not the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino entrance from Route 13. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.racetoendcovid.org.