With the announcement by Maine Governor Janet Mills for her four stages to reopen Maine due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, auto racing fans and drivers have found themselves stuck on pit row, waiting for the pace car to lead them out for the start.

The stock car and drag racing seasons have been, until what appears at least into the summer, suspended.

Even if racing returns at tracks, it still is uncertain whether fans will be allowed to attend events this season due to restrictions on social gatherings currently in place and possibly into the future.

Winterport Dragway has yet to make an official call on its season. Opening day was slated for Sunday, May 10.

Wiscasset Speedway announced it has suspended its season until further notice. However, track officials are able to allow single-driver practices with driver, and a crew of up to five people.

Speedway 95 of Hermon has taken a similar approach, announcing its season has been suspended until further notice. Track officials are allowing one car in the pits, with a crew of up to five people, and only one car at a time. However, track rentals will not take place at this time.

Beech Ridge Motorway in Scarborough, a one-third-mile National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)-sanctioned oval track,has posted it “remains on standby” while the current conditions with coronavirus fluctuate. Track officials await government reevaluations as they hope to have at least an abbreviated season.

Oxford Plains Speedway has not yet made an official call, but has canceled racing for the weekend of May 2. On its website, it has been posted: “We are still waiting for guidance and information from the state as to when we can begin to reopen for the season.”

Oxford will update its Facebook page and website at oxfordplains.com as more details become available.