A retired firefighter from town of Parkersburg has bought a race monitor in Ohio.
Jeff Burdette of Parkersburg has taken over Skyline Speedway in Stewart the place the season opener and grand opening of the filth monitor is on June 12.
“We made it a first-class facility,” Burdette stated.
The monitor will probably be open for particular occasions solely this yr, Burdette stated. Eight occasions are deliberate this yr, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 17, Aug. 14, Aug. 21,. Aug. 28 and culminating with the season finale on Sept. 24-25, the Harvest 50 weekend.
Lessons operating on June 12 will probably be late fashions, modifieds, sport mods and 4 cylinders, Burdette stated. Dash vehicles occassionally will probably be featured this yr, too, he stated.
All the things is household oriented, Burdette stated. Youngsters 10 and underneath will obtain free grandstand admission.
The overhaul on the monitor has been in depth, Burdette stated
Among the many enhancements are a renovated concession stand, underground electrical, LED lights, an improved floor and new bleachers, he stated.
Burdette has raced vehicles since 1983 at native race tracks. He bought the monitor in April, deciding to maneuver from being the driving force behind the wheel to turning into the promoter.
“That is my first yr not racing,” stated Burdette, who retired from the fireplace division in February 2020 after 25 years of service.
Burdette’s household is also concerned in racing, together with his father, the late Archie Burdette, and his two sons, Okay.C. and Colten, who every have their very own racing groups.
“I’m very happy with them,” Burdette stated.
Skyline Speedway opened in 1965. Skyline Speedway is situated off Route 50 on County Highway 53 at Stewart.
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