F.O.E Enterprises LLC president Kati Sartain announces the purchase of 81 Speedway in Park City. John Allen of Chanute will be the track's promoter.
81 Speedway was originally built in 1954 as Robbins Speedway. In 1958, the name was changed to what it is known as today, 81 Speedway. The speedway was sold to Bill Hall in 1963 and in 1971 Bill turned the track over to his son, Charles Ray (C. Ray) Hall. The Hall Family has led the way in the Wichita metro area for weekly dirt track racing entertainment.
The new owners are looking to make 81 Speedway a family destination and hopes to draw participants and spectators from all across the Midwest region. Immediate plans for improvements will include new stadium seating, restroom upgrades, and other aesthetic enhancements.
Their 5-year vision includes a museum dedicated to local racers, a party deck, playground, grandstand suites, pit area upgrades, and a new ticket office.
Allen will be the track’s new promoter. He has been in the racing industry for more than 35 years as a championship driver, speed shop owner, and manufacturer’s rep.
An information social will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Park City City Hall, 1941 E. 61st St. N.
The speedway will unveil its building plans and new logo. Competitor rules will also be available. Community members, participants, prospective sponsors, and those interested in employment are encouraged to attend.