Houston, TX – Houston Motorsports Park has announced that their Annual Speedfest is moving from April 4 to October 10, 2015.
Speedfest is the biggest event of the season at the immaculate 3/8-mile NASCAR-sanctioned oval and it just makes sense to move it to later in the season according to Tracy Trotter, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“Opening night is still April 4, but Speedfest has been moved to October 10th in order for us to properly promote the biggest race of the year and to seek more corporate sponsorship for this prestigious NASCAR racing event,” Trotter said in explaining the date change. “Not only that, but it’s also Easter Weekend and one of our sponsors has some concerns about running such a big event on a holiday weekend.”
“I also want to announce that we will be adding the top-of-the-line NASCAR Late Models to the Speedfest lineup,” Trotter continued. “We are determined to create an annual event like none other.”
Trotter emphasized that the new HMP management team is making sure the rest of the schedule will mirror last year’s schedule with few, if any, exceptions.
“Any time a track of Houston Motorsports Park’s stature in the racing community changes hands, there are going to be rumors and more rumors,” Trotter continued. “But we want to put those rumors to rest. We are opening on April 4 as announced and we’re working as hard to make the transition from the Baker family to our management team as smooth and painless as possible. Racers and fans can be assured that we will be running a full NASCAR schedule with Speedfest included, but later in the season.”
-Houston Motorsports Park Press Release. Photo credit: Steve Steinle