Winston-Salem, NC-Short Track Management, LLC, (STM) of Winston Salem, NC (owner of Stateline Speedway) has come to an agreement with Abraham Woidislawski, current owner of Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, NC, to operate the track in 2015 with an exclusive option to take ownership of the facility by year’s end. Mr. Woidislawski, of Philadelphia, PA, has
hired and leased the track to several promoters since his ownership began eight years ago.
Short Track Management, LLC will assume immediate operation of the 58-year-old four-tenths (4/10) of a mile asphalt oval with Opening Day slated for April 3, 2015.
“We have been considering the potential of running Ace Speedway since we heard this past summer that there may be an opportunity to lease or purchase the track. Much like Stateline and Eriez Speedways up north, Ace Speedway has a very rich racing history that is backed by thousands of passionate, loyal fans, hundreds of dedicated drivers, and a committed local business economy that has been supportive of the track since its inception,” stated STM CEO Bill Catania.
Ace Speedway is unique, in that it is a multi-use facility. A 12 degree banked 4/10 mile paved oval, 2/10 mile red clay oval, as well as a 100’ tractor pull and 100’ mud bog pull arena grace the property. Racing on the paved oval has occurred Friday nights since its founding in 1956 and will not change for 2015. The Ace Speedway Kart track will operate on Saturdays in coordination with other area kart tracks. Special Events will also be featured on the 2015 schedule to maximize the use of this fantastic facility.
STM was formed in April of 2014, and in less than one year the company has already had a significant impact on the landscape of motorsports in Western New York and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Under the leadership of company founder and CEO, Bill Catania, STM renovated and operated the historic Stateline Speedway near Busti, N.Y., along the New York-Pennsylvania border. STM invested over $750,000 with
renovations to the facility’s crumbling grandstands, grounds, track equipment and service buildings, as well as technical infrastructure update, including the addition of site-wide Wi-Fi.
When the track opened just a few short months later on July 5, one of the biggest crowds in the 58-year history of the 1/3-mile dirt speedplant poured in through the gates to find new permanent grandstands, renovated concession stands with new menus, a new p.a. system for both the fans and the pit area, excavated and landscaped walkways, a renovated control tower, V.I.P. suites and more.
When it was announced that Lancaster (N.Y.) Speedway would terminate its oval track program, STM
negotiated a short term lease to conduct one of the most prestigious of racing events in the northeast – the U.S. Open. In September, this event saw over 180 cars and 4000 fans over its three-day duration.
STM also has a purchase agreement in place for Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pa., a 3/8 mile dirt oval, which will close on Dec. 31, 2014.
Earlier this week, In an effort to bolster its digital services capabilities, STM announced the acquisition of Nitroquest Media Group, a privately-held, motorsports-focused software and marketing services company based in Lincoln, Nebraska. They have developed a unique industry-leading digital content management platform that powers dozens of race team, race track, racing series web and mobile properties. This allows teams to integrate their social media components, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as e-commerce into their website with no programming or technical knowledge required.
An Ace Speedway driver rules meeting will be held on January 10th at the Winston Tower located at 301 N. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC. The meeting will be held in the “Training Room” on the 24th floor. The schedule is as
10AM – Late Model Stock
11:30 AM – Limited Late Model
12:30 – Modified
1:30 – Street Stock
2:30 – Extreme
3:30 – Mini and Pure Stock