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Lauri Eberhart Named CEO at Friends of Laguna Seca

Eberhart joins FLS as the group begins assessments of the facility ahead of numerous necessary improvements.

Santa Maria Speedway to Reopen

Santa Maria Speedway, a dirt oval located in Nipomo, CA, is reopening after closing in November 2022, according to a report from the Santa Maria Times. The speedway will host 410 Sprint Car and Go-Kart racing under the new ownership of David Castaneda, the facility’s former general manager. To read the full story, visit santamariatimes.com.

Ground-Breaking Begins for New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Renovation

Ground-breaking is underway on the major repave and renovation phase of New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Circuit enhancement project.  With 16 seasons of motorsports activities in the books, the New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt circuit has been enjoyed by professional drivers and riders, grassroots racing clubs, and NJMP Drivers and Riders Club members. Additionally, the track

The 12th Annual Race Track Business Conference Set for 2023 PRI Show

Officials with the National Speedway Directory have announced that the 2023 Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) will take place on Wednesday, December 6, at the PRI Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. The annual RTBC event provides a platform for industry leaders to collaborate, analyze and conceptualize around the business of motorsports. Shared insights from all forms

Ultimate Motorsports Park Set for Grand Re-Opening on August 26

Ultimate Motorsports Park–the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Elkin, North Carolina, formerly known as Friendship Motor Speedway–will host its grand re-opening event on Saturday, August 26, headlined by a $7,500-to-win/$500-to-start Ultimate Super Late Model Series program. The track is now owned by Bobby and Jessica Koehler, owners of the Koehler Motorsports team fielding Dirt Late Model entries for their

ATCO Dragway (NJ) Closes

Atco Dragway, the NHRA-sanctioned 1/4-mile drag strip in Atco, New Jersey, has shuttered its doors.  The following was posted to atcodragway.com: Effective immediately, Atco Dragway is permanently closed. Thank you for your valued business and support [over] the last 63 years. Special thank you to our 29th annual Pan American Nationals racers and crowd for making Atco

Bandimere Speedway (CO) Sells Property, Intends to Relocate

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the Bandimere family have jointly announced that the 2023 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals (July 14-16) will be the last NHRA national event at Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver.  The Bandimere family has agreed to sell the current property and land in Morrison, Colorado, but plans

Capital City Motorsports Park Listed for Sale

Capital City Motorsports Park—the NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in Montgomery, Alabama—is listed for sale with an asking price of $4,250,000.  Situated on 138 acres, the track can accommodate Top Fuel dragsters reaching up to 350 mph. The property includes a three-story tower with offices and media center; VIP and owners’ suites; a 4,000-square-foot workshop; concessions and

Atlantic City, NJ to Get New F1-Spec Road Course

Officials in New Jersey have approved a $2.7 billion development proposal for a new road course and motorsports destination in Atlantic City. The new facility would be located at the former Atlantic City Municipal Airport, also known as Bader Field, and would include a 2.44-mile Formula 1 specification track surrounded by condominiums and retail establishments. The project,

Sonoma Raceway Names Karen Davis VP, Marketing and Events

Officials with Sonoma Raceway—the road course and drag strip located in Sonoma, California and owned by Speedway Motorsports—have appointed NASCAR industry veteran Karen Davis as the vice president of Marketing and Events. “I am thrilled to take on this new role at Sonoma Raceway as it rounds out my professional experience in motorsports marketing with

New Owner for Macon Speedway (IL)

Macon Speedway has new owners for the 2023 season. Chris Kearns, longtime race official and promoter, has assumed ownership of the 1/5-mile dirt oval in Macon, Illinois.  “Macon Speedway has been my favorite dirt track in the country ever since I attended my first Herald & Review 100 20-plus years ago. Now, owning and promoting

Funny Car Chaos Forms East Coast Partnership with Maryland Int’l Raceway

The Funny Car Chaos (FCC) Championship Drag Racing Series has announced a new partnership with Maryland International Raceway (MIR). The five-year agreement names MIR as the exclusive East Coast facility for FCC through 2027. “There are dozens of Funny Car teams on the East Coast who are held back only by travel expenses inherited to