Over 100 law enforcement officers to be on hand for Martinsville Speedway races

Multiple jurisdictions to help patrol speedway

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Over 100 law enforcement officers will be on hand at Martinsville Speedway for this weekend's races.

Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said 130 to 150 officers are usually needed to make the weekend's events run smoothly.

While the track is in Henry County, multiple state and local law enforcement agencies work with the sheriff's office to patrol the speedway.

Earlier this year, the law enforcement agencies involved went through what the sheriff called world-class training for big events such as race weekend.

"So far, everything is starting the weekend well and we just hope for a good weekend," Perry said Friday afternoon. "I think we have a good plan together."

To find out what you need to know if you plan to head to the speedway, check out the fan guide.

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