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Kalamazoo Speedway Welcomes New Owner

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Kalamazoo Speedway Sold

Kalamazoo Speedway Sold

Kalamazoo Speedway Welcomes New Owner

Kalamazoo Speedway Sold

Longtime Kalamazoo Speedway owner Gary Howe has sold the track to Niles’ Randy Ritchey, the owner of ‘Randy’s Towing and Service’.

A partnership between the track and a local business owner for the foreseeable future. According to former Speedway owner Gary Howe, Randy Ritchey of Niles, Michigan based, Randy’s Towing and Service, has struck a deal with Howe and Kalamazoo Speedway for the 2020 season,and beyond; a partnership that management calls “good news” for the Speedway, drivers and fans.

The deal will bring immediate change to the Speedway’s 2020 payout structure – an increase across the board. The season opening event, the Intimidator 100, now boasts a $5,000 payday to the event’s winner. Another staple event, the Kalamazoo Klash, will now be headlining a $15,000 take home pay for the driver who wins the race. In addition to tagging on extra cash for those blockbusters, all classes will see extra payout in the form of ‘Randy’s Towing Bucks’, on select races throughout the season.

Weekly competition is richer now as well, with Outlaw Super Late Models battling for $1,200 to win, and $275 to start; Template Late Models at $700 to win, $190 to start; Street Stocks racing for $500 to win, $130 to start; and Outlaw Front Wheel Drives at $225 to win, $75 to start; Zoo Stocks $130 to win, $55 to start.

Howe also says Ritchey plans a number of upgrades to the track, including a new PA system, additional restrooms, more concession choices, and a new coat of asphalt.

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