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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

Kenny Koretsky and Family Purchase Maple Grove Raceway (PA)

Veteran NHRA racer Kenny Koretsky and his family, including his sons Kenny Jr. and current Pro Stock driver Kyle, have purchased Maple Grove Raceway, located near Reading, Pennsylvania.  The track has hosted NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events for nearly four decades and will host the opener to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, the

Larry Boos Announced as New Promoter for Gas City I-69 Speedway

Gas City I-69 Speedway, the 1/4-mile clay oval in Gas City, Indiana, has announced Larry Boos as the new track promoter. He takes over for Jerry Gappens, who has accepted the position of general manager for Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.  “It’s not unusual for good people to be offered new opportunities, and although the timing was

Cliff Flannery Purchases Crandon International Raceway

Crandon International Raceway management has announced that the historic facility in Crandon, Wisconsin, and all its assets have been purchased by Cliff Flannery, the longtime track president.  Since opening in 1984, the 400-plus acre track located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has hosted some of the largest off-road races in the sport, including June’s Forest County