Judge rules against reopening Ace Speedway

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Ace Speedway (Photo: WFMY/CBS News)

ALTAMAHAW, NC (WTVD) — A North Carolina judge has ruled in favor of the state against Ace Speedway in Alamance County which has been at the center of controversy during the state’s shutdown.

The speedway has been fighting a restraining order keeping them from reopening after the state shut them down due to hosting more than 1,000 fans at a race on Saturday, June 6. Last Friday, during a second hearing, Judge Tom Lambeth did not issue a ruling. The track has since followed the ruling and remained closed.

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In Lambeth’s memorandum, he expressed sympathy towards the owners of Ace Speedway, as well as thousands of other business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but reinforced the need to protect the health of the public.

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