Ohio Valley Speedway has new owners for the 2020 racing season. The Ohio Valley Motorsports Group, which is led by John Watson, recently revealed the exciting news on social media. Watson’s group purchased the Washington, West Virginia facility from Wayne McPeek and the Vincent family. McPeek and the Vincents operated the track for 15 years.
Watson and his family are joined by longtime Ohio Valley Motorsports Group staff member, Randy Whaley in operating the track. Additionally, the group will continue to operate West Virginia’s Tyler County Speedway as they have for the past several seasons. In fact, plans are in place to tightly coordinate racing between the two facilities, which are located a mere 60 miles apart.
Ohio Valley Speedway is scheduled to run on Friday nights, while Tyler County Speedway maintains its traditional Saturday night action.
“Our goal is to create one big racing family in the region,” Tyler County Speedway shared on its social media channels. “Having two tracks that can work closely in creating a promising future for dirt track racing in the Ohio Valley region. We want to ask everyone to reach out to each other and invite them to one or the other. Together we can create an amazing racing family that we all can be proud of!”
Current plans include Ohio Valley Speedway running primarily the same divisions in 2020 as it did in 2019. Lastly, the Ohio Valley Motorsports Group also plans to make a variety of improvements to the facility this season. Scheduled improvements currently include an expanded pit area, increased lighting, concession grades and more.
Additional details and updates are available on the Ohio Valley Speedway Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ohiovalleyspeedway.