Race track opens to spectators despite governor’s restriction
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Riverside Speedway opened the 2020 racing season Saturday with hundreds of spectators after being warned by the state of the “consequences for blatant defiance of the Governor’s emergency orders.”
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Chris Sununu’s restrictions on large gatherings that might spread it, no law enforcement presence was visible at the track.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati, the lead prosecutor on enforcement of the governor’s emergency orders, said his office had been in contact with Mike Humphrey, a track owner, about his plans to allow spectators to attend Saturday’s races.