Effective immediately, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway will be operating under new management. Steve Gann – who leased and managed the ¼-mile bullring for the past five years – has relinquished his spot of leadership for the facility.
In the wake of his departure, Emmett Hahn and his family will take over the management and promotions at the facility. It marks the first time in nearly 17 years that the Hahns have led the charge for the Oklahoma oval.
Emmett Hahn – who founded and continues to operate the American Sprint Car Series, Tulsa Shootout, and Chili Bowl – recently commented on the change of management.
“Steve had spoken with me several times about things he had going on, and projects that he was needing to get done. This was going to be his last season, but it just got to where he was getting so far behind on his own work and projects that something had to give,” explained Hahn.
“In no way are we upset with Steve or his decision to leave. He works with us at the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl and is one of the smartest people I know. To put it bluntly, the man can fix just about anything. I understand completely needing to reprioritize to make sure you’re able to take care of family and work obligations.”
The Hahn family has a long history with the track as they originally built it in 1985. While it was initially an 1/8-mile oval, which hosted Micro Sprint events, it was expanded in 1989 to be a 1/5-mile. In 1992 it went through one last transformation as it became a ¼-mile oval, which continues to be the present-day configuration of the track.
Creek County Speedway will continue to operate weekly on Saturday nights with Champ Sprints, Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks on the card. Normal hours of operation will see gates opening at 5:00 P.M, followed by Hot Laps at 6:30 P.M. Races get underway at 7:00 P.M. Normal admission prices are $10 for adults, $6 for kids 11-14, and free for under the age of 10. For more information on the facility, please visit www.CreekCountySpeedway.co.