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Tulsa Raceway Park Lives!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kenneth S, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Kenneth S
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,527

    Kenneth S

    November 18, 2011

    Tulsa Raceway Park and the City of Owasso, Oklahoma, are proud to announce a partnership with two local prominent businessmen and racers, Todd Martin and Keith Haney.

    On Friday, November 18th, a media announcement was made that detailed the partnership that will revive the NEW Tulsa Raceway Park for several more years through a multi-year lease deal with current owners of the land and facility.

    Todd Martin and Keith Haney have formed T&K Management Group, LLC, to operate the track for several more years. Both Todd and Keith are local businessmen, as well as racers themselves. Both men race on circuits at a national level such as the ADRL, NHRA, and IHRA drag racing competitions. Keith Haney is also the sponsor of the Top Sportsman class for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as a major marketing partner for TRP in past years and will continue to do so through his involvement with the Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series.

    Todd Martin stated, “Keith and I are committed to breaking boundaries when it comes to the entertainment headed to this facility. With Keith’s deep roots in this community and our passion for drag racing, we are both happy to be here making this announcement to keep drag racing alive in Tulsa, Oklahoma.” Martin added, “You can count on Tulsa Raceway Park having a new and exciting feel.”

    Keith Haney concurred and said his passion is drag racing and his ties to the community through his racing sponsorship and his own interest in drag racing led him to this decision to become a part of the new and improved Tulsa Raceway Park.

    For 2012, there will be literally something for everyone in the community. Carnivals, mud races, monster trucks, jet cars, concerts, NHRA Divisional event, Harley Drags, bracket racing, and of course, the legendary ThrowDown in T-Town which will remain a free ticket event for spectators.

    Because of the reputation for the superb quality of the racing surface, Tulsa Raceway Park is already a proven testing ground for many professional drag racers, which include former NHRA Pro Stock Champion, Mike Edwards, as well as Allen Johnson, Dean Goforth, Cary Goforth, and many more well known names in the drag racing field.

    We are pleased to add additional activities on the grounds that will grow the entertainment value for Tulsa Raceway Park fans, racers, spectators, and the community. Tulsa Raceway Park holds true to the values that drag racers and fans should support those who support the track. We look forward to growing sponsorship and advertising at the track, which will enhance local business economy.

    Tulsa Raceway Park is a ¼ mile track that runs both 1/8th and ¼ mile events throughout the racing season. Look for the 2012 racing and event schedule to be released soon.
  2. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Is this the track that was going to be closed down?
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  4. H.G. Wells
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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    H.G. Wells

    That is great news, heard the rumor after the closing was announced, glad it was real.

  5. Kenneth S
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,527

    Kenneth S

    Yep, it's supposed to take APAC 10 to 15 years before they get close to digging it up. So it's saved for awhile anyways.
  6. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,812


    That is great news to hear.

    For everyone who made it happen congratulations on a job well done.

    I hate to see great drag strips die and fade into the past.
  7. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 3,086


    That is GREAT news!!!
  8. metalix_421
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
    Posts: 890


    good to hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. superchargedill
    Joined: Apr 5, 2010
    Posts: 226


    GREAT NEWS. This track was part of how my wife got me to move here to Collinsville, Ok from SoCal where they were closing one track after another. Hope to run the 64 GTO straight axle there as soon as they re open.
  10. Cool! Can't wait!
  11. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,214


    Great news on the historic raceway. That is rare today as it always seems to go the way of --progress?? Thanx for letting us know. ~sololobo~
  12. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,651


    Todd is a good dude.

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