Gregg McKarns calls for meeting on direction / future of short track racing

He didn’t just call for it. The meeting is set…

Gregg McKarns is the co-owner of Madison International Speedway. However, he wears many hats. In addition to racetrack promoter, he’s also the president of the ARCA Midwest Tour.

This is the sign of a great promoter. Not only did he call for the meeting, the date is set for November 3-4, 2017.

Who’s going? Each track is invited to bring promoter, 2 tech, 2 drivers/owners and one at large. In addition, select engine builders and chassis builders will be invited.

He posted the following post to his personal Facebook page on Wednesday. Read the post in full here.

Future of short track racing
Gregg McKarns calls for meeting of the minds for short track racing

Gregg McKarns – Short track racing council meeting

It is time we all sit down face to face in the same room and put together a blue print for the path we want to take local/regional short track racing on in the next 10-15 years.

Our current form of communication is not working in the best interest of the industry. I am in the process of locating/renting a meeting room and securing group hotel room rates with hopes that the following dates will work:

Friday and Saturday November 3-4

Gregg McKarns Madison International Speedway promoter
Gregg McKarns ARCA Midwest Tour promoter / Madison International Speedway promoter

Meeting Details:

I propose that we discuss Weekly Late Model/Big 8 Style racing on Friday evening and Super Late Model racing on Saturday morning through early afternoon. Each track with a vested interest in either or both types of racing can bring up to six people total (for each meeting), for instance, promoter, 2 tech, 2 drivers/owners and one at large.

Additionally we invite a set number of engine builders and chassis builders that we feel can add to the conversation. We had success with a meeting like this some years ago with our then Big 8 tracks, I believe it will work again and set us all on the right path.

While I understand that this is time out of your lives and some money out of your pocket (hotel/travel), we need to do this for the betterment of the sport. Please let me know if you have an interest in participating and contributing your ideas to this, thank you.

Gregg McKarns


Gregg McKarns

ARCA Midwest Tour
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