Entering into their 19th year of track ownership, the Queensland Family announced the family-owned and operated Deer Creek Speedway was on the market. The family took ownership in 2001 with an emphasis on family values and business ethics. What they have achieved is providing great racing entertainment for the ticket price.
The Queensland Family has built a loyal fan base and has turned the facility into one of the best dirt tracks in the country in under twenty years. Entering into their second decade of track ownership and promotion, the clan has decided to step aside, putting the Deer Creek Speedway and Campground up for sale.
Advertised as a high-banked, 3/8 mile clay track on more than 60 acres that serves as a multi-purpose facility, the track has racked up several accolades in the past twenty years.
Shortly after taking ownership in 2001, the Queensland Family added the VIP Suite and Deck Building to the facility. The track surface and shape was completely redesigned the following year. The WISSOTA organization was quick to recognize the improvements and awarded the facility their WISSOTA Track of the Year award.
Not willing to rest on those laurels, the family added a second VIP Suite and Deck building the next year. In 2008, the Button Buck Speedway, a 1/5th mile oval track was added to the infield of the Deer Creek Speedway for scaled racecars. Following this, the Queensland family was honored with the Regional Promoter of the Year award by the editors of Racing Promotion Monthly organization (RPM) in 2008 – an honor they received again in 2010. They reached a new high in 2010 when they were awarded the RPM’s Promoter of the Year at the National level.
In addition, the World of Outlaws Late Model series recognized the Queenslands with their 2009 Late Model Promoter/Event of the Year award.
With a listed sale price of $2.595 million, Randy Queensland, the track’s president and business manager, admitted the transaction will probably take some time. Meanwhile, the family will continue to run the track as they have, until a buyer is found.
“It’s just time,” Randy said. “Things have worked out well, and it’s been great for the family and everyone involved. We’ll run the facility until it sells. It probably won’t be a very quick sale, it might take some time.”
The facility has been consistently upgraded, with everything from indoor restrooms to a concession stand/announcer’s tower. The facility now offers 24 VIP suites and 44 VIP decks.
The race season runs from April to October but offers the facility for off-season banquets, car shows, trade shows, vacation shows, and other events.
The speedway has become known for the high profile annual Gopher 50 Late Model race, LOLMDS events, and the USMTS Featherlite Fall Jamboree. The track has hosted several World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model events, as well as IMCA’s Harris Clash.
OneDirt.com wishes the Queensland Family a smooth and quick transition in track ownership. We are certain their work and business ethic will be transferred to a new owner when one is found.