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Information regarding the April 20th auction was posted on the track’s Facebook page earlier today. The 1/5 mile oval located in Painesville opened in 1958 and has been a NASCAR sanctioned track since 2010.

“When the decision was made to sell the racetrack, seeking new ownership that would keep the integrity of the new 2017 season became top priority. We wanted to be able to offer a seamless transition to ownership, while still keeping the continuity of NASCAR’s 2017 season,” said company president Andy McCartney in the release on the tracks Facebook page.

Some fans commenting about the sale were optimistic, hoping the new buyer will maintain the weekly racing program. Others, given the state of racing across the country were not so optimistic, fearing it could be the end for the track.

On-site inspections will take place at the track in March and April ahead of the April 20th auction.



  1. Bill Debelak

    February 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I have been coming to that track since 1978 I hope to see it continue.

  2. Vint Chapman { CHIP}

    February 25, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I won my first race legally there

  3. Dan

    February 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Hopefully for a new era in racing

  4. Ruth Sprowls

    February 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    My dad, Bud Tenney, and Jim Gregory, drove the ambulance at the track for Potti Funeral Home in the early 1960’s. The ambulance was in middle of the track back then. I would sit in stands with 10 yr. old Ron and baby Tom in stroller and we’d watch. Then the three of us grew up and drove figure 8’s – dad would some times do demo cars. Husband “Wild Bill Sprowls” starting driving about 1993 for a few yrs. FOND MEMORIES – hope the track is able to stay open.

  5. Thomas Zabukovec

    March 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I used to go to “Painesville Speedway” all the time when I was a kid. I still have my autograph book with Gabe Leonard, Wally Arklin, Roy Gimberling etc. I had not gone there for a while but a couple years ago I took my wife to see if it was like I remembered? BOY WAS IT!!!! It was an absolute blast!!! We’ve been going quite frequently and hope to be able to continue to go back time and time again!!!

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