The two short tracks were not a part of the deal
In addition to the ARCA Racing Series, Ron Drager also owned two race tracks. Toledo Speedway is a .5-mile located in Toledo, Ohio. Flat Rock Speedway is a .25-mile located in Flat Rock, Michigan.
A little over a week ago, it was announced that NASCAR had purchased the ARCA Racing Series. Those two tracks are not a part of the new deal with NASCAR. The ARCA Racing Series was the sole portion of the deal.
“The two race tracks are an individually owned business. Those were not part of the acquisition,” ARCA President Ron Drager stated on Inside ARCA.
“I made my first payment on Flat Rock in 1982. Roy Mott and I bought Toledo Speedway in 1999. I now own 100% of both of those race tracks.”
“Pretty much everything I’ve made throughout my entire career in terms of earnings, I’ve put back into the businesses. Back into ARCA, back into Toledo and Table Rock.”
“I’m in. I’m all in. I’m certainly in on what I do today. I don’t see any of that changing in the near future, through 2020 at least. I still have every expectation of being at every ARCA race doing exactly what I do today.”
“When I can get back and be at a race at Flat Rock or Toledo, I’m gonna do that.”
People that find racing, have a hard time getting away from it. That’s not just a driver’s perspective, the people who sit behind the scenes have the same passion. Ron Drager caught the bug years ago and it’s since consumed his life.
Is there a post-racing plan?
“I haven’t done a very good job of freeing up time for something other than the business. That’s not been probably the best decisions I’ve made over time.”
“I’m starting to find little pieces of time here and there for something outside of the business. It would be a good step forward for me. And maybe step away from the pressure a little bit.”
“But, there’s not going to be a drop the mic moment. I may slow down a little bit. But, I’ll be doing this for quite some time.”
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