ROSEVILLE, Calif. — The scenic and historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway dirt track will have a new leader this season.
Lon-time USAC Western Operations Director Tommy Hunt has taken over as promoter of the facility.
“I have always loved this race track,” said Hunt. “I am excited to take on a new role and become the speedways promoter in 2014.”
Along with the new title comes added responsibility. “
Everything comes out of my pocket now,” said Hunt. “I am now liable to manage and pay the bills during our races this year and that proposition can look rather scary at times.”
Calistoga Speedway got a facelift in 2013. Hundreds of thousands of dollars went into turning the historic facility into a modern-day race fan’s dream. New clay was added to the surface. A state-of-the-art catchfence was installed and the public address system was improved.
“I am looking forward to preserving the history of this sacred place while also leading the charge in moving forward and possible bringing more events with different types of cars in 2015,” said Hunt.