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San Antonio Raceway Set to Roar Again

New ownership plans to reopen iconic track this June

At a glance:

The San Antonio Raceway has been given a new lease on life following the purchase and revitalization of the track by Cycle Ranch owner Iain Grae

Grae and his team plan on extensive renovations and have launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist with rebuilding efforts

The grand opening will be held on June 26-27, with motorcycle races, test & tunes and raceway festivities throughout the weekend

SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2015) - After months of uncertainty, the beleaguered San Antonio Raceway has been given a new lease on life. Despite filing for bankruptcy in February 2015, the iconic track, known for its high-energy street and drag racing events, has been reborn under the guidance of new owner, Iain Grae.

Grae, who also owns and operates Cycle Ranch Events Center in Floresville, saw the infinite potential of the defunct track and made an investment to reopen its doors, with an eye on its long-term viability.

"San Antonio is a major city and deserves a high-caliber raceway," said Grae. "If its doors remained closed, it would have left our market without another track within 100 miles, leaving fans of this sport empty handed. I didn't want that to happen."

Grae and his team plan on extensive renovations to the track, seating, and concession areas. In addition, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign was launched to assist in the rebuilding efforts. To date, it has already eclipsed its goal of raising $30,000, reeling in over $33,000 in just 27 days.

"It's really exciting to see the community rally behind San Antonio Raceway," said Grae. "We intend to fully restore the facility and give San Antonio the high-quality track it needs and wants."

General admission pricing for the Raceway is $12 for adults, $12 (buy one get one free) for ladies and military service members, and kids under 12-years-old are free.

Upcoming events at San Antonio Raceway include the soft opening test & tune races on June 12-13 and 19-20. The grand opening will commence the weekend of June 26-27 with a test & tune on Friday and the IHRA Summit on Saturday with a variety of festivities and vendors. Independence Day weekend will include test & tunes, motorcycle races and more. Visit the San Antonio Raceway Facebook page at www.fb.com/sanantonioraceway for more upcoming events.

About San Antonio Raceway

San Antonio Raceway is a drag strip located just outside of downtown San Antonio. In 2014 three IHRA Drag records were set, which is a major draw for racers and fans from around the world. The Drag Strip is family-friendly, with large stadium-style bleachers that hold nearly 20,000 people.

Home to IHRAs NitroJam, an event that draws upwards of 20,000 people, San Antonio Raceway also features local events, which feature Jr. Drag Racing, Nitro, Jet, Street and Funny Cars. If you want to see cars go from 0 - 300 MPH in under five seconds, San Antonio Raceway is the place to be. For more information, please visit www.fb.com/sanantonioraceway. ###

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