The track is overseen by the Fairgrounds Trust Authority and managers of the fairgrounds. Terms of the trust prevent the track from legally signing any promoter to a contract for more than two years.
Enid seems to be yearning for many of the things that made living here great in the 60′s and 70′s. Part of that legacy includes auto racing at the Enid Speedway. Most of the long time local residents can remember hearing the car races every Saturday night during racing season. The engine sounds could be heard in practically every corner of town and the bright speedway lights could be seen for miles.
Today, there are a couple of people willing to step up and bring dirt track racing back to Enid. The speedway needs a promoter and there is one young man that may be the perfect candidate for the position. His name is Justin Bingham, a single 35 year old US ARMY Non Commissioned Officer veteran with some very lofty goals. He currently owns Enid’s hottest delivery service, Jus 10 Time.
Bingham served three overseas tours in the war zone of Iraq. Unfortunately he was badly injured when hit by two insurgent vehicles while on patrol North of Baghdad. The US Army medically retired Bingham due to his injuries and ended his career early with 11 years of pure Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
Bingham moved back to Enid to be with his family. Since his return, the Enid Speedway has lacked stability and joined Tulsa, OK and OKC, OK in shutting down their tracks. His goal is to bring back racing in addition to many other popular activities related to the industry.
There are currently plans to make major changes to the way the track has operated in the past. This includes the pits, concessions, and grandstands. Bingham is looking to make the speedway fun and exciting while adding at least two new classes to the schedule. He currently has $20,000 put aside to invest in the track. He still needs another $80,000 before the doors can open.
Investors are currently being sought with no amount given being too small or too big. Regardless of the amount sponsored, raised, or donated, these funds will go directly to opening the track. Sponsorship packages are also available. Sponsors will have their name on the speedway walls, names on banners in the stands, the parking lot area and on track equipment. These sponsors will also receive free event tickets, free drinks and food specials.
With a few major sponsors there could be enough support to show the fairground authority that the Enid Speedway should reopen. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to contribute, please do not hesitate to call Jus 10 Time. (580) 747-1360.
Fans of auto racing and the Enid Speedway are doing what they can to bring racing back to Enid. They have created a Facebook page to keep everyone updated on the latest news. Please visit the Enid Speedway page today.
Bringing auto racing back to Enid could be another feather in our cap. Enid is definitely on the move and could easily become the #1 destination spot in all of northern Oklahoma. Let’s take advantage of our current growth, influx of oilfield workers and variety of weekend activities. Race fans need to unite and show their support for the race track.