UPDATE! Speedworld is NOT closing.



For those of us in the Phoenix metro area… we are well aware of the local track, Speedworld Raceway, has been having with Maricopa County officials.  Many of us have signed the petition to help keep Speedworld open.  To let you all know whether you read the e-mail or not, apparently Maricopa County can NOT close down Speedworld.  Here is the info that was sent via email from the petition.


Below is a message that Max W. Wilson, Maricopa County District 4 Supervisor asked us to pass along in response to the petition “Keep Speedworld Raceway Park Open” (http://signon.org/sign/keep-speedworld-raceway), which you signed. This message was sent through the SignOn.org system, and your email address has NOT been shared with the sender.


Thank you for contacting my office. Unlike what you have heard, Maricopa County can’t close this track down and wont. We have only asked him to keep people off all [...]

Save Speedworld by R.J. Lane and Bryon Wood

Speedworld is a family motorsports park that is located at 19421 W Jomax Rd.,Wittmann, AZ 85361, and has been the destination for Arizona’s gear heads for over 50+ years. It is a 320 acre park that has an NHRA drag strip, 1/8th mile dirt oval, off-road truck circuit, motocross course, sand drag area, mud bogs, and R/C Air Park. On 6/23/12 I had a conversation with Dan Mathews, owner of Speedworld, and discussed the rumored closing of the facility. The park is NOT closing for the foreseeable future, but might if they can’t find a way to raisethe funds for the legal battle ahead.
The main dispute over the park is the property lines. The county claims that the park is bigger by 27 acres than the original special use permit allowed. In 2004 Dan took over the lease from the state that included everything [...]

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