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The Bronson Speedway, formerly known as Bronson Motor Speedway, has been purchased by Young Unlimited Inc., and is scheduled to reopen next month after sitting silent for more than a year. The 3/8ths–mile high banked oval is looking to host various divisions of racing during the 2011 season, including a focus on INEX-sanctioned Legends Cars and possible Bandoleros.
Chris and Ann Young, owners of Young Unlimited Inc., purchased the track from former racer Mike Cope earlier this month.
While the Youngs need to clean up the facility and make sure everything is up to speed, “Mike Cope did a great job with the improvements to this track when he owned it,” said Ann Young. “From the catch fence to the bathrooms, everything says class. When we get everything cleaned up and ready, this is going to be a top-notch facility everyone will enjoy coming to.”
The Young family is no stranger to racing. The New York natives are well known at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway as Chris Young Sr. races NASCAR Modified full season, while their son Chris Jr. races Legend Cars in the Semi- Pro division. That experience being a racer will lend itself to providing a great atmosphere for fans and drivers alike.
“We want everyone to come to a place to race with class,” Ann Young said. “We want to bring back the old days of racing where everyone came to the track to have fun.”
Ann Young said they are looking to incorporate various local divisions they have had at the track in the past as well as Late Model division and INEX-sanctioned Legend Cars. Bandoleros are also a possibility once they determine how well they race at the track. In addition, the track may entertain touring Modified ot Late Models, in the future.
While a firm opening date hasn't been set, Ann Young said they are looking towards the middle to late March to have cars on the track for feature racing.
The Young family is scheduling an Open House “Meet and Greet” at the track on Saturday from 1-5p.m. for those that are in the area and want to check out the facilities.