From The Thomas Organization website:
Hello ladies and gentlemen.
My name is Mike Thomas. On behalf of the Thomas Organization, I am thrilled to announce our plans to acquire Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, Pennsylvania.
This facility is a very special place. With a heritage that begins more than 50 years ago, it has played host to many thrilling racing events and hotly-contested battles. It has even tested the nerve of NASCAR drivers including Jeff Gordon and Dave Blaney.
Even though a product of such tradition, Tri-City Speedway has fallen victim to the challenges of modern times. What has not been lost, however, is its legendary high-banked turns, its impressive speed, and its first-class guest accommodations.
The Thomas Organization is excited to become part of this story. We believe that innovation and passion will allow the track to soar to heights only it can achieve. To accomplish this task, we will dedicate our time, talents, and resources to breathing new life into the facility. When this process is complete, it will be refreshed, restored to first-class condition, and will reopen in May 2014 as Allegheny Motor Speedway.
There are two primary goals at A.M.S.:
To provide an fantastic experience for our guests that includes the best dirt track racing program, clean & modern facilities, and family-friendly entertainment including concerts, fireworks, contests, and other fun events
To provide race teams with a first-class racing surface, excellent hospitality, and healthy cash awards so that they may continue to pursue their own respective passion built on speed and competition
In the coming weeks we will announce our 2014 schedule. Its main highlight will be the Sizzlin’ Summer Series, which is a 5-night event to be held on Sundays that will feature drivers from the All-Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars, the BRP Big Block Modified Tour, the FASTRAK Late Models Tour, and the emerging Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series. These drivers will compete for the area’s largest purse of prizes and cash, ultimately crowning the “King of the Summer” in September.
The Sizzlin’ Summer Series raises the bar on dirt track racing. Fans will not be able to watch a racing program of this caliber anywhere within 400 miles of Allegheny Motor Speedway. Not only do we want to reward loyal race fans with the best possible racing action, we want to introduce a new generation of fans to the excitement and entertainment of dirt track racing. It will be an experience unlike any other.
As we embark on this project, I am humbly asking each of you to support Allegheny Motor Speedway and its potential impact on our local racing circuit. Our company is willing to take this tremendous risk because we believe A.M.S. has the potential to be a first-class entertainment venue. On a personal level I am very excited to work tirelessly to bring each of you, fans and drivers alike, a world-class dirt track racing facility and program. We have many surprises in store for you.
So, as winter labors on for a few more months, think of the upcoming sizzlin’ summer nights, the smell of the track, and the thrill of watching the country’s best drivers tackle the bad-fast high-banks of Allegheny Motor Speedway. For now I wish you health and good fortune and look forward to welcoming you to A.M.S. in May 2014.
The Thomas Organization: http://www.thomasorganization.com/
Allegheny Motor Speedway: http://www.alleghenymotorspeedway.com/