CLEARFIELD, Pa. (WTAJ)– After five years without racing, a Clearfield County speedway is getting ready to reopen.
Four generations of racing are fixing up Hidden Valley Speedway in Clearfield.
The track first opened in July 1992.
Rodney Luzier built the track with his brother and operated it for 10 years.
“It just got too much for us operating jobs and everything, so we sold it,” Luzier said. “Now the kids and grandkids and everybody wants to bring it back, so here we go.”
After it was sold, the track operated for several more years before it closed and sat dormant for five years.
“If you would have seen the track two months ago, it wasn’t even a racetrack, it was a forest,” Luzier’s daughter Jennifer Bailey said.
Bailey said the family decided to reopen it and bring it back to Clearfield.
“We all wanted to do something to get it back in shape and give the community something to do with their families on the weekend,” Bailey said.
Opening night is Saturday, May 4. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.
Races will be held every Saturday from May 4 until September 14, with the exception of August 3.