I'm ashamed to say that I grew up in a family who's lives revolved around rebuilding cars and racing and I have never been to a racetrack. One of my dad's good friends owns Capaldi Racing in Michigan and I still haven't gone.

But hey, do I get points for at least knowing how to drive a manual? No, okay. Moving on.

This Saturday night, Berlin Raceway will be kicking off its 71st season! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the track is currently allowing around 2,000 fans, which is about 20 percent capacity.

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Not only has Jeff Striegle been the voice of Motor Racing Network for 24 years, but he's also the new General Manager at Berlin. He told FOX 47 that he's excited about a new season at the track and the new lounging area near the main course that they're working on for their fans to enjoy.

When we're done racing, we want to hold the fans here and give them something else to do. We've got a fire-pit, a brand new bar, we'll have lights, music, and a stage.

They have a lot of work to do before Saturday night, and things may not be fully finished by this weekend, but construction should wrap up around May 1.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the track will also be following state orders, so there is a chance tickets will sellout before Saturday. There will be no re-entry. If you leave, you will only be allowed to re-enter with an un-scanned ticket. If you're interested in attending, you can purchase your tickets here.

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