Well this is crummy stuff to be telling you on a Tuesday. It seems that Sacramento Raceway, a track that has been in operation for more than 50 years is in some big trouble. According to a story posted on the Nor Cal Drag Racing Facebook page, owner Dave Smith has put the place, all 200 acres up for sale. The asking price is $11-million dollars. While that sounds bad, it only gets worse. Smith claims that upcoming laws and regulations in the county where the track is will basically legislate the place out of business in 2020. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that if the place does sell, it ain’t going to be to a drag racer or anyone who wants to operate a drag strip. That’s just a blind guess but history has shown that’s usually the way it goes.
Here’s an excerpt from the story on the Nor Cal Drag Racing Facebook page:
“As many of you may know, Dave Smith and his family have been fighting the county for many years to keep Sacramento Raceway Park operational. Unfortunately, as of 2020, it looks as if the track may be nearing the end of its battle due to the county’s planned residential and commercial development of the area. It is for this reason ONLY that the family has put the land up for sale.”
There’s more at the link below and we recommend you read it if you are a California drag racer. The state has done a fantastic job of ridding itself go of drag strips over the years and it seems they are not going to stop until they are all gone, even this one.