Because they love the sport of stock car racing, Ron Sutton and his family want to keep racing going at the Boone County Raceway in Albion.
Ron has leased the raceway from the Boone County Fair Board for the 2015 season. He and his wife, Corie, live at Genoa. Ron will manage and promote the local track. Corie will be in charge of concessions.
Their daughter, Amanda, who lives in Central City, will serve as race director.
“I grew up with racing, and I love the sport,” said Ron. “The first car I ever raced was at Boone County Raceway.”
He started with hobby stock and moved up to late models, competing in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.
“I grew up watching dad race, and I date a driver now, so the sport is part of my life,” said Amanda.
The Suttons’ goal is to have long term stability at the track, make it fun for all ages, reward drivers as much as possible and bring the fan base back.
“We’ll keep it simple this year,” said Ron. There will be 15 Friday nights of racing. A special race will be the Shane Thome Memorial Race during the County Fair on Tuesday night, July 14.
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