They have some bold ideas to ‘Make Dirt Track Racing Great Again’ in Oklahoma
Outlaw Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located in Oktaha, Oklahoma. The area has gone through some rough times in recent years but things are now trending in the right direction.
Several years ago, Jessie Hoskins purchased Outlaw Motor Speedway after building Longhorn Speedway. The businessman proceeded to invest heavily in both tracks until they were world-class dirt tracks.
In 2016, John Fiore purchased Outlaw Motor Speedway and Mid-America Speedway. He became the sixth owner of the Outlaw track. However, it was strangely closed as soon as the paperwork went through.
Now, Fiore is no longer involved in the ownership of the speedway. So who’s got it?
New owners of Outlaw Motor Speedway; 2020 details
Teresa and Gary Clay have repurchased the track. They previously sold it to Danny Womack in 2008. Now, they have circled back to reclaim ownership of the track.
For the first time in years, the speedway is set to re-open. And they’ve got bold plans for the complex.
Ted Holt was set to be the promoter under Fiore ownership. Now, he’s brought details to the world regarding 2020 plans for the track.
“I know there’s a lot of rumors going around. But, everyone and put their mind at ease because nobody loves racing more than the Clay’s. You know it’s going to be open and you know it’s going to be a good time,” Ted Holt Jr stated via a social media video.
“There’s going to be a board of directors. That’s who’s going to be promoting the race track. It’s a five person panel. Three of the five are set.”
The track will be sanction by the USRA for the A and B Modified divisions. Super stocks and Factory Stocks will also race at the track.
The Oklahoma race track will run 20 races in 2020. On May 1st, the track will re-open and the season will conclude in October.
Ted Holt talks problems in dirt track racing
“Now, the big news. I know everybody is wondering about the big news,” Ted Holt added.
“We have sat and pondered. What can we do to make dirt track racing great again? Because to me, it’s the greatest sport in the world. It gets in your blood. There’s nothing like it that gets in your blood.”
“But, it’s been in a demise and a slow decline, across the country, for a long time. And that’s not really one persons fault or 10 peoples fault. It’s just the way of life.”
“But, some things have to change to get more people and new people interested in dirt track racing.”
Free admission at Outlaw Motor Speeedway
“So, here’s what we’re going to do, to fix it. At Outlaw Motor Speedway in 2020 the grandstand admission is free! Yes! Is that crazy? It’s crazy. Is it a big chance? Yes.”
“Trust me, it took a lot of pushing to get Teresa and Gary Clay to move on this deal. But they believe in it. We all believe in it. It gonna work.”
“We need your help. We need you to push it to the world. Everybody come visit Outlaw Motor Speedway. We want 4,000 people if we can get them in there.”
“I’ll tell you, to make it work, we’re going to have to sell a lot of pepsi and hot dogs. But, we’re going to do that. It’s going to be great food and a great time.”
“We’re liable to have midget wrestling. We’re liable to shoot somebody out of a cannon. It’s going to be a circus and it’s going to be free, every Friday night.”
“Grandma, put your popcorn down cause we’re going green,” Holt concluded.