A Positive Change
With Merritt Speedway returning to the Kregear/VanDuinen family, it would only be appropriate to bring the title back to its original name. Merritt Speedway originated with Gene Kregear in 1968, but the name was changed to Merritt Raceway under the management of Rick Ancel. This year Steve and Stacey Potter are proudly returning the name to Merritt Speedway. When you pull into the race track, you will see our new logo displayed on signs throughout the facility.
In addition to returning the name to its former glory, the Potter’s are also working to make many other positive changes to the facility. Steve and his team have been working to resurface the race track. They have removed the top of the race surface, compacted the base, and added over 1,200 yards of new clay. The sprinkler system has been removed, and Steve will be using the water truck to properly water the race track. A new piece of equipment has been purchased that will help maintain the racing surface. Stacey is planning on bringing back many of the concession items that were sold in previous years under Ed and Carmen’s management. Traditional race track goodies like hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken strips will be offered, but Merritt Speedway wouldn’t be the same without their famous cinnamon and sugar breadsticks and pizza sticks, homemade caramel corn, and roasted almonds. They will also offer specialty burgers and pizza at the Tailgate Bar & Grill. When you come to visit, don’t forget to make a stop at the novelty shop to pick up your new Merritt Speedway apparel and a bag of fresh cotton candy.