“What Are You Doing Friday Night?”
Brief History: Ohio’s “1/4 Mile of Thunder” originally opened in 1935 as a horse racing track called Allentown Speedway. Since that time, one form of racing or another has taken place at 1500 Dutch Hollow Road, qualifying Limaland as one of Ohio’s oldest race tracks.
Limaland has seen it’s fair share of ups and downs over 70 years, much like the racing industry in general. Once owned by famed Eldora Raceway promoter Earl Baltes, Limaland’s fortunes changed for the better in 1998, when the University of Northwestern Ohio purchased the track to enhance their high performance automotive program. UNOH’s stewardhsip of the track ushered in an era of improvements and racing that has been among the best in the track’s long history.
As the home to the Brad Doty Classic, Limaland’s place in the fabric of the Lima, OH community is certainly well entrenched and secure for many years into the future.
2011 Schedule - Weekly & Special Events
|April 15||NRA Sprints - Season Opening Shootout|
|April 22||Spints/UMP Modifieds/Thunderstocks - Spring Fling|
|April 29||NRA Sprints, $2k to Win - Run for the Rabbit|
|May 6||Sunoco American Late Model Series|
|May 13||Sprints/UMP Modifieds/Thunderstocks - Meet the Drivers Night|
|May 20||Sprints/UMP Modifieds $1,500 to Win|
|May 27||NRA Sprints vs Sprints on Dirt- Memorial Cup|
|June 3||12th Annual Steve Brown Memorial Race|
|June 10||Kenny Wallace Night - Meet the Drivers Night|
|June 17||10th Annual Bobby Keysor Memorial|
|June 24||29th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek|
|July 1||Firecracker Friday|
|July 13||23rd Annual Brad Doty Classic - World of Outlaws Sprints|
|July 22||76th Anniversary Race|
|July 29||Fricke Memorial Thunderstock Select|
|August 5||Meet the Drivers Night|
|August 12||NRA - 305 Challenge|
|August 19||Fan Appreciation Night - NASCAR Double Features|
|August 26||14th Annual Limaland Season Points Championship|