AMRA Adds Princeton Speedway
PRINCETON, W.Va. — The American Motor Racing Ass’n has signed Princeton Speedway to a full-time AMRA modified sanction in 2014.
Princeton will be the anchor for the organization in southern West Virginia.
After leasing the fast four-tenths-mile dirt track over the past several years, Princeton Speedway owners Melvin and Sherlene Bishop will take over the reins full time again in 2014.
Princeton joins Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Skyline Speedway, Stewart, Ohio; Midway Speedway, Crooksville, Ohio; Ohio Valley Speedway, Washington, W.Va.; I-77 Raceway Park, Ripley, W. Va.; Legendary Hilltop Speedway, Marietta, Ohio; O’Brion Oval Speedway, Duck, W. Va.; and Thunder Mountain Speedway in Hanover, W. Va., on the AMRA schedule.
Bishop and his crew made some changes to the four-tenths mile facility in 2011, widening the frontstretch to a more long, sweeping shape and bringing in new clay to raise the banks of the turns from top to bottom. Several new sets of lights were added along with a new fence.
“We are excited to be back at the track and with the AMRA,” said Melvin Bishop. “We are looking forward to a great relationship with the AMRA once again and we have been pleased with the number of open wheel cars that have called for information on the series. This will give the open wheelers in southern West Virginia some extra incentive with the AMRA point fund and a consistent set of rules to follow.”
“Melvin and Sherlene are great people to work with and we are glad they are back in the saddle and partnering with the AMRA,” said AMRA President Scott Wolfe. “The dynamics are in place for a great year at Princeton for not only the Bishops, but also the AMRA, Princeton Speedway, and the racers.”