Safety Policy

Safety and superior track maintenance are our priority

Knoxville Raceway has hosted races nearly every Saturday night from April through September since 1954 on what are the Marion County fairgrounds. Safety has always been the top priority at the track. In order to ensure we provide the highest quality family fun, in a controlled and safe environment, we are constantly reviewing our track maintenance and safety policies.

Severe Weather Safety

  • If severe weather strikes during a Knoxville Raceway event here is some important information: Knoxville Raceway does not provide adequate protection from extremely high winds, tornadoes or lightning.
  • Personal protection is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Be proactive. Know your plan. Plan in advance what you, your family and friends will do if severe weather approaches.
  • Monitor the weather closely and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
  • There is no approved tornado shelter at the Knoxville Raceway or Marion County Fairgrounds.
  • The American Red Cross recommends that if you are caught outdoors and cannot quickly access a shelter, it is best to get into a vehicle and buckle your seat belt until you are able to get to the closest shelter.
  • The American Red Cross recommends that if you are in a vehicle and flying debris occurs, stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head below the window level and cover your head with your hands.
  • Knoxville Raceway will provide information on weather related events through the public address system and through Facebook and Twitter updates.

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