Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA PDRA Drag News Photos
Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 14:52 PM

Abilene's Big Country Raceway Returns to IHRA Family
Courtesy of IHRA Communications

Big Country Raceway Rejoins Division 4 with New Owners, Big Plans



NORWALK, Ohio --

Following a year of no racing and a change of ownership at the former Abilene Dragstrip the IHRA is happy to report that the track has reopened under the ownership of Sterling Robertson with a new name, Big Country Raceway.

Built in 2003 by Burl Harris and Tommy Simons, the new Big Country Raceway will once again fly the colors of the IHRA when the track reopens in the coming months. The two-time IHRA track of the year has signed a three-year agreement with the sanctioning body.

"We are very happy to have Big Country back in our family of tracks. It is a nice facility with an ambitious new owner who has a lot of plans for updates to the track and grounds before the 2013 racing season," said Frank Kohutek, IHRA Renegades Division 4 Director. "The track has a lot of history with the IHRA and we look forward to many more years of great IHRA racing at the facility."

Big Country Raceway is an eighth-mile drag strip located just west of Abilene, Texas on Interstate 20. The track is centrally located in west Texas approximately 180 miles west of Fort Worth. Big Country features a full service racing facility with covered seating, state-of-the-art timing equipment, over 10 acres of paved, lighted pit parking, on-site fuel sales, concessions and many other amenities. In preparation for the 2013 racing season Big Country Raceway is currently adding even more pavement to the entranceway and to the pits in addition to upgrades to camping amenities and other facility improvements.

Big Country Raceway will compete in the Summit SuperSeries and other programs in Division 4 Renegades.

Earlier this year the IHRA reached a sanctioning milestone with its 100th member tracks and Big Country Raceway adds yet another fine facility for Renegades division racers. Big Country is the 14th IHRA track in the state of Texas making it the biggest state for IHRA drag racing ahead of North Carolina.

For more information about the IHRA and its family of member tracks visit www.ihra.com.





IHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Jan 19- Lancaster National Dragway Release 2017 Schedule
Jan 19- Lancaster National Dragway Celebrates 2016 Season with Awards Banquet
Jan 17- State Capitol Raceway to Host Second Summit Sportsman National Championship Event
Jan 17- CEO Explains Change in 2017 Season Plans
Jan 17- Class Racers Begin Pursuit of Summit National Championship
Jan 09- IHRA: Track Change in 2017 IHRA Racing Schedule
Dec 21- IHRA Amps Up its Digital Media; Announces a Partnership with Ignite2X
Dec 19- Elrod Celebrates Super Rod Win
Dec 19- IRG Sports + Entertainment and Street Racing Made Safe Announce Multi-Year Partnership
Dec 19- New IHRA Membership Fee for 2017

Copyright ©2017 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035