Little Rock, Arkansas – Every race has an end, and on Saturday the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock will conduct its final lap.
After more than 60 years of short track dirt racing, the legendary track is being sold, but thousands of fans are assembled to see the era out.
thousands of adoring supporters, the speed, and the smell of gasoline. When combined with a nice layer of mud, they could initially appear to be just another sport.
“It’s fun. It’s fun. It’s all fun,” said Harry Lee Rowell.
Rowell has frequented this track ever since it opened, even when it was in a different location. Lowell recalled, “Since 1952.”
It has developed into a local legend over time. numerous races; even appeared in the 1973 Burt Reynolds movie White Lighting.
Rowell has sat in the stands and driven as the course has expanded. He finds it difficult to imagine that the track is being sold because of this.
“I’ve had some come up and ask me what we are going to do on Saturday? I say I don’t know,” Rowell stated.
Because her father brought her when she was a baby, Roxanne Clark said she will travel further if she can. She now follows suit for her kids.
“It means a lot to me and my family,” Clark said starting to tear up. “It means a lot.”
Some people might think it’s circular, but once you grasp it, according to Clark, “It’s like a drug.”
According to city records and the owner, Copart, an online auto auction company, will purchase the site after the last championship race, regrettably erasing memories like Saturday night’s.
“A lot of history,” Rowell reminisced. “They’re all good memories.”
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