By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
As New Jersey is mourning the closing of Atco Dragway, in Waterford Township, New Jersey, their neighboring state is dealing with the same loss. Knox Raceway has decided to shut down.
Atco Dragway decided to shut down on Tuesday after 63 years. It is the second dragstrip to close since January 2018 when historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park closed as a dragstrip.
“Effective immediately, we are ceasing all operations of Knox Raceway,” the Facebook statement said. “All scheduled events remaining in 2023 are canceled.”
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At the time of publication, it is unclear what the future holds for the facility. It is unclear at this time if the facility has been sold.
Knox Raceway was established in 2022. It was previously known as Sportman’s Speedway.
It is a 3/8th mile clay oval track that is located in Knox, Pennsylvania. According to their website, they were offering motorsports events and concerts from May through September.
Their website had three websites listed. It had two 410 Sprint Car events, including August 13th and September 16th.
Then, their final event scheduled from their website is a Fall Fury 2 event on September 30th.
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The facility originally opened in 1973. It has opened and closed many different times.
“This is such a shame,” Terry Cornelius said in a comment on the Facebook post. “I am so thankful to Brian and his family for bringing it back. It gave me the chance last year to stand in the spot where my father and I saw our last race together in 1997 before he passed. Being able to revisit meant the world to me. Again, thank you so much Brian! I wish only the best for you and your family.”
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