IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) welcome back San Antonio Raceway located in Marion, Texas. The recently foreclosed track has been taken over by new ownership and once again is a member of the IHRA member track family.
IHRA President, Scott Gardner comments on the fresh relationship between the IHRA and the new San Antonio Raceway, “S.A.R. will host a Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am this season on August 14-16. This is a big boost for the IHRA Division 4 Renegades Pro-Am series presented by AMSOIL. The track will also take part in the Summit SuperSeries bracket racing points program where the San Antonio Raceway team is the defending track champion from the 2014 IHRA Team Finals event at Pine Valley Raceway. Additionally we are working on trying to bring the Nitro Jam back this year and will be making some announcements on that event as soon as they are finalized.”
Grae and his team plan on extensive renovations to the track, seating, and concession areas. In addition, a GoFundMe.com crowdfunding campaign was launched to assist in the rebuilding efforts. To date, it has already eclipsed its goal of raising $30,000, reeling in over $33,000 in just under a month. Along with financial support, many area racers, fans and businesses have contributed clean-up labor and use of heavy machinery to restore and update the facility prior to opening.