The famed dirt track has been sold
In 1971, a race track was born from a cornfield in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Armin Hostetter’s project opened at a horse track and later made the transition to auto racing. The facility is now home to a 1/3-mile dirt track.
However, that’s soon to change as the facility has been sold.
To date, the track has remained in the family that built it. It was turned over to Hostetter’s sons in 2015.
The property includes a 2,400 square foot, 2 story office, double farmhouse which has been converted to three apartments. Another farmhouse and a shed were included.
The track was set to celebrate it’s 50th year of operation. Now, only the previously scheduled winter events will take place. And that’s where the racing likely ends.
They attempted to sell the facility to someone that would keep the track going. However, that doesn’t look like that will happen as track equipment is set to go up for sale as well.
The track has been sold to a farming company, Circle Oak Farm LP. The company is owned by John Repasky. Official plans from the new owner has not been announced.
Trail-Way Speedway: Statement
“We want to thank all of our loyal race teams, fans, employees and sponsors who have supported Trail-Way Speedway for the last 49 years and hope you will support our decision,” the track statement opened.
“You have been a big part of our lives and have helped make many memories that we will continue to cherish and share for years to come.”
“At this time, we would like to announce that the Trail-Way Speedway has been sold including all of the surrounding farmland to Circle Oak Farm LP, 5000 Hanover Road, Hanover, PA.”
“All four of our winter shows, including Motorama Races and Show held in Harrisburg, PA every February, have NOT been sold and will continue to be run under Motorama Productions Inc.”
“List of items that will be sold will be announced in the near future on our website and on social media.”