RICHMOND — Down a winding dirt road, and tucked in behind a parking lot filled with construction trucks and equipment, lies Richmond Karting Speedway, which for weeks has quietly been open to the public.

Shuttered for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the speedway opened in mid-June. Competitive races, which attracts drivers as young as 5 years old, is now a weekend staple at the track, one of the few places in the state to offer live events.

On Sunday, a modest crowd showed for the racing — most practicing social distancing. Some spectators isolated themselves on different parts of the bleachers that are scattered around the track. Makeshift garages are lined down the home stretch of the track and a food shack separated the track, tents and trailers.