COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon — The Cottage Grove Speedway’s inactive status will be lifted very shortly as it intends to complete several late season races in the coming weeks. Jerry Schram will be taking over the racetrack for the final three races of the season and is looking to get it in proper shape. The track was closed in August and has been dormant since the Historical Night event that took place on the 11th.
The target date for reopening will be Saturday September 15th at the historic ¼-mile oval. The venue plans on hosting races on the 22nd and 29th as well to close out the season. All races will be counted as point events and will be counted towards the drivers’ championship.
In other news Heath Shelton has been asked to come back to deal with the preparation of the track. There is a lot of work to be done just to get the facility in shape to host the event. Several people have been working really hard to make sure that the September 15th race will be a reality.
“First of all we would like to thank all of the loyal fans and racers supporting this place in the best of times and worst of times,” commented Heath Shelton, “on that note everyone is going to be excited about next year because there is no doubt in my mind that the best years are ahead for this track.”
Admission prices will remain the same as well as starting times throughout the final weeks of the year. Classes in competition for the 15th will be the Interstate Sprint Car Series, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Racing on the 22nd will be Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. And on Championship Night, the 29th, 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets will be the divisions on the card.
The Cottage Grove Speedway has hosted fast and exciting action as far back as 1956. Since then the ¼-mile banked oval has been regarded as a place where fast times are set and plenty of side-by-side racing. For more information be sure and visit the venue’s homepage www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.