Park Jefferson Speedway is situated simply off Route 105, which is simply north of North Sioux Metropolis and is situated within the Jefferson, South Dakota, township. Park Jefferson’s official handle is 48426 332nd Road, which is simply south of the monitor. 332nd Road is a gravel service highway that runs a few miles to a lifeless finish proper earlier than the Huge Sioux River.
Nevertheless, flip one and switch two of the monitor runs nearly proper subsequent to 332nd Road, so if a race automotive goes off the monitor, it might find yourself on 332nd Road.
Throughout one in every of Park Jefferson’s races in Could, a Interest Inventory automotive went off the monitor and onto the highway. Then throughout one other race two weeks later, a Winged Dash Automobile went off the monitor and onto 332nd Road, which did not have any vehicles on it and is minimally used.
Each races had been televised and one of many incidents went viral. The insurance coverage firm for Park Jefferson Speedway noticed it and stated the monitor wanted to verify the highway was closed throughout races with the intention to stay insured.
“We have gone seven years and by no means had an incident with that highway till then,” Adamson stated. “It is a very severe security consideration. If a automotive flipped off and doubtlessly killed somebody, that is a giant deal.”
Adamson went to the Jefferson Township with the intention to shut the service highway on race nights for about 4 to 5 hours and it might solely be the stretch subsequent to the monitor. There aren’t any entrances to the fields in that space in that stretch of highway however the Township obtained a few objections to closing the highway on these nights.