Friendship Motor Speedway Announces Closure - Engine Builder Magazine

Friendship Motor Speedway Announces Closure

Friendship Motor Speedway, the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Elkin, North Carolina, has announced its closure in a social media post. Private test sessions will remain on the schedule as owners explore options for the facility’s future. 

The track regularly drew fans and racers from neighboring communities and states and has hosted 604 Late Models and 602 Mid East Modifieds, most recently for its Willie Harrell Memorial Race on August 13. The track also hosted Renegade, Crate Sportsman and Street Stock divisions. 

The track will close due to unruly fans and racers, according to a social media post:

We are not going to blame tire shortages or the economy because we have consistently had some of the best car counts of anywhere in the Southeast. The honest reason is that we are not willing to put up with the disrespect and verbal abuse that some of the drivers, crew members and fans are directing to the track staff and owners.

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