Monday, April 6, 2015
New Dirt Track Coming!
In Ellisville, Florida sits a one half mile asphalt track that has been sitting just waiting for someone to come pluck her up and make her new again. Her wish has came true this week with a silent investor coming along and giving her a whole new facelift. No longer will Ellisville be an asphalt track but it will now become a half mile dirt track. How I love to hear of new dirt tracks coming along instead of shutting down. It makes my heart happy for the future of our sport. Some of you may know the man who will be the operator/manager of the track by the name of Wendall Durrence. A well known man in racing in our area and the man going to work on the track will be none other than a man I've known for 17 years by the name of Everett Phillip. Another well known, well liked man in racing. He will be in charge of ripping the asphalt up and laying clay down in it's place. The plan is to make the track wider in the turns and make it sloped from bottom to top removing the flat spot in the top of turn 2. All kinds of upgrades will be made not only to the track but to all the facilities including grandstands and concession areas. Wendall is in the process of getting a schedule for this year going and is hoping to see a July opening for the track. Deep Dixie has been invited to come and take photos and video of the progress being made so be sure to keep a lookout for any news about the exciting new dirt track coming into the racing family. We can't wait to see all the new upgrades coming and in time see all the big races they are planning on having this year and in coming seasons. We are all on pins and needles waiting but we all know these things take time. Help us in welcoming a new old track to the racing world and let's give them our full support for continuing racing when so many other tracks are closing. I hope you all tune in for more info, pictures and videos to come!