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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

Whiteland Raceway Park (IN) Announces Expansion

Whiteland Raceway Park (WRP)—the karting competition venue in Whiteland, Indiana—has broken ground on a multimillion-dollar expansion of its facility and track in an effort to make it a premier karting facility in the Midwest and known across the country. Upgrades include: The site will also host satellite facilities or headquarters for four of the top

Phoenix Raceway Names Latasha Causey as New Track President

Phoenix native Latasha Causey has been named the new track president at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ahead of this weekend’s NASCAR championship events in the desert. She will officially assume her new role on Monday, November 28.  The longtime community development executive will become the first female Black track president in NASCAR history and

Flatrock Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Motorsports Park

Flatrock Motorsports Park and Motorclub in Westel, Tennessee, has announced a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its first phase of construction. The new motorsports and entertainment destination, with tracks designed by world-renowned Tilke Engineers & Architects, will feature a 3.50-mile private Member’s Club track and a 2.67-mile Grand Prix track. Combined, the complete circuit is almost

Koretsky Family Announces Updates for Maple Grove Raceway

Officials from Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, have announced numerous track upgrades since the Koretsky family—including veteran NHRA racer Kenny Koretsky and his sons Kenny Jr. and current Pro Stock driver Kyle—purchased it five months ago.  Updates include complete renovations to towers, including the VIP suites and the timing tower, as well as the

Rogers Agrees to Sell Grandview Speedway

Theresa Rogers, the owner of Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, has announced the sale of the 1/3-mile dirt track to the Copart company, an online automotive auction company based in Dallas, Texas.  The sale is not finalized, and Copart will work with Washington Township officials for final approval, said Rogers, whose late husband Bruce also

New Owners for Byron Dragway (IL)

Byron Dragway—the 1/4-mile dragstrip in Byron, Illinois home to Glory Days Vintage Drag Racing and Fall Diesel Drags—has been sold from BJ and Rhonda Vangsness to the Robertson family.  “After more than 30 years of owning and operating the dragway, BJ and Rhonda entered into a purchase agreement to sell [the track]… A heartfelt thank

South Bend Motor Speedway for Sale

South Bend Motor Speedway—the 1/4-mile paved oval in South Bend, Indiana—is for sale, according to a social media post by the track.  The facility hosts weekly Saturday night racing featuring divisions including Outlaw Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Front Wheel Drives, Hornets, Dwarf Cars, Midgets, Mini Cup Cars, Champ Karts, and Mini Wedges.  The

New Owner for Beckley Motor Speedway (WV)

Longtime late model racer and furniture business owner Randy Kinder has taken over ownership of Beckley Motor Speedway, the 3/8-mile in Mount Hope, West Virginia.  Plans include a new tech shed where four cars can be inspected at the same time, plus new LED lighting and a new catch fence. Upgrades are also planned for bathrooms,

Racing to Return to North Wilkesboro Speedway

Speedway Motorsports has announced that, for the first time in over a decade, racing will return to North Wilkesboro Speedway, the .625-mile short oval in Wilkes County, North Carolina.  Called “Racetrack Revival,” a multi-week grassroots racing event will be produced by XR Events and feature several classes on the asphalt track in August. Officials will