During the coronavirus crisis, ‘the trailer park version of the Daytona 500’ is entertaining. The global COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted the social aspect for so many people in the world. And after days of quarantine life practicing social distancing, finding new forms of entertainment at home can present a challenge.
But for sports fans looking for something other than old games to watch, there’s something happening in Manatee County next week to whet your appetite thanks to a YouTube star. Cleetus McFarland, who was born Garrett Mitchell in Nebraska, is holding the Freedom 500 race at the Freedom Factory, which was renamed after McFarland bought the DeSoto Speedway in January, on Thursday, April 2nd on pay-per-view only.
No spectators are allowed, the 22 participating drivers will receive health screenings and none are arriving via plane. The race takes place Thursday, April 2nd, and to watch the race, a $9.95 fee is charged in advance. That goes up to $14.95 on the day of the event, and it can be purchased online here.