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Back On Track
By Laura Pitts on July 18, 2017

After an early-season shakeup, Tennessee National Raceway appears to be back on track. Officials at the dirt oval in Hohenwald, Tennessee, had announced earlier this year that the remainder of its 2017 racing season would be canceled on account of management troubles.

Upon hearing the news, however, local stock car drivers Wayne Smith and Leroy Holloway quickly rose to the occasion and threw their hats into the 3/8-mile ring, ultimately agreeing to manage the track for the remainder of the season; they have since enlisted the help of new officials, including a flag waver and tech.

When we contacted her late last month, scorekeeper Sarah Dubraba, who is also track owner William Hibbits’ daughter, was upbeat over the revitalized season. “It feels great [that the track will stay open],” she told us. “I think it’ll go great because the people who have it now, they’re on track with the right ideas, and I feel like the season will be successful.” At press time, a full 2017 schedule was still being finalized. Visit www.racetn.com or www.facebook.com/TNR2012 for updates.

In other race track news, National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, recently hosted ProMedia’s 14th annual NMRA Ford SuperNationals on its entirely repaved ¼-mile drag strip. The all-Ford event in early June featured the QA1 True Street class for street car racers out to test their limits on the track, complete with a racer appreciation party and a raffle with some $8000 in prizes. 

Founded in 1964, the central Ohio racetrack offers a full slate of racing well into fall, from weeknight test & tunes to NHRA bracket racing, import shootouts and more. For additional information, visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com.

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Laura Pitts is an associate editor for Performance Racing Industry magazine.
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