Safety Policy

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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