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Fayetteville, NC – At the beginning of 2020 Fayetteville Motor Speedway(FMS) will be under new management for the first time in 5 years.
Dave Mitchell a long time racer/car owner as well as the owner of XXX Racing Services, and his brother Dan Stewart a Wilmington business owner will take over promotion of the historic dirt track located in eastern North Carolina. “We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to keep local racing alive in the community and bring a form of entertainment that folks might not actually know is located right in their backyard.” said Mitchell. Built in 1968 FMS was originally an asphalt track however it was eventually switched over to a dirt oval. Over the years many local, regional, and national drivers have battled on the 4/10 mile clay oval with some races topping $25,000 to win. Although many have speculated about changes to the track configuration there has been no definitive answer as of yet. “Right now we are just focused on getting the business end in line and ready to go for the next season. Once we get back from PRI things will start moving pretty quickly.” he explained.Exciting changes and improvements are in the works for the 52nd year of competition at the dirt track. Mitchell and Stewart have already secured the Morton Buildings World of Outlaw Late Model series return on September 4, 2020. They are also in discussions with other regional series including the Mid-East Modified Tour, Carolina Clash, Fuel Racing Series, Ultimate Super Late Model Series as well as a possible return of the Renegades of Dirt (RoD) N.C. Dirt Modified Nationals. “We hope to have more info in the coming weeks and will post it via our social media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram closer to the new year.” stated Stewart. Director of Operations Shay Martin said that the track is focused on making sure everyone has a positive experience at the speedway. Relating to that of Chick-fil-a or Dollywood experience. “We are committed to making this a
great place for family fun! We’ve been to dirt tracks all over and we feel confident in our ability to make sure its not only successful but enjoyable for everyone from children all the way up to the loyal fans who’ve been coming here for years”. said Martin. Although many have speculated about changes to the track configuration there has been no definitive answer as of yet. However Mitchell, Stewart, and Martin did say that they hope to have a race party after the new year to get together with drivers, owners, and marketing partners. “We want to actually shake hands and talk with everyone and get to know them on a personal level. I’m sure everyone is wondering who we are so it will be nice to be able to put a face with the name. It will also give us a chance to talk about race procedures, scheduling, rules, and stuff so that people can get a head start one next years plans. As far as reconfiguring, all of that will be decided on and relayed once we have made a final decision.” said Mitchell. As of now all information regarding the track and any meetings etc. will be released via social media. “We also hope everyone will LIKE and Share our pages on social media so that we can get the following up and the information out to everyone as soon as it becomes available.” stated Martin.
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