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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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