Fifty Five Promotions Acquires Skagit Speedway - Engine Builder Magazine

Fifty Five Promotions Acquires Skagit Speedway

Fifty Five Promotions will take over ownership of Skagit Speedway, the dirt track based in Burlington, Washington. Fifty Five Promotions is the new promotional group comprised of Washington car owners Kevin Rudeen and Mike Anderson and the California-based promoter Peter Murphy.

“We have some exciting surprises planned for the fans and the racers,” Rudeen said. “Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks and a special announcement [regarding] the 2022 season and beyond.”

The group takes over ownership from longtime track owner Steve Beitler, who was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2018. Also the owner of Funtime Promotions, Beitler manages the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, and the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series and the Washington Modified Tour. 

“I am quite pleased with the group that will take over Skagit Speedway. They have incredible business knowledge, a passion for racing, and extensive resources to grow Skagit Speedway to a level comparable to Eldora and Knoxville Raceways,” Beitler said. “It has been an honor to have served as owner for the past 20 years.”

The acquisition and transition will be completed at the end of the track’s season following the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars and NW Focus midgets on September 3–5, followed by the season championship presented by Scrap-It-Stow-It on September 18. 

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