West Virginia Speedway Reopening in 2021

Mineral Wells, WV) – West Virginia Motor Speedway located along I-77 in Mineral Wells, WV is returning in 2021! The new venture is led by thirty one year old promoter Cody Watson whose ambitious plans match with a relentless work ethic and five star staff. The ‘crew’ brings decades of experience to the tall task of turning around the historic speedway while establishing it as an elite entertainment destination and the “Worlds Fastest Dirt Track!”


Opening on May 19, 1985 the West Virginia Motor Speedway has witnessed some of the biggest events in racing as well as its recent eight year stint with the gates closed over its 36 year history. Opening as a state of the art venue, Watson and company are excited to revamp and breathe new life into the massive motorsports destination.


The team has a complete and detailed arrangement for the speedways future years. It reopening in 2021 includes its current “phase one” plan featuring a warrior like clean up effort and blue collar rebuild of the dated facility. Hundreds of thousands will be spent in the first phase restoration undertaking as fans return for the first time in nearly a decade with new events and an ultra-cool re-branding of the WVMS on full display.
A new logo, website, social media and signage overhaul will highlight the new branding look of WVMS with a complete renovation of the facility structures already underway. Dirt that was hauled in for the shortening of the speedway in 2011 is currently being removed as the new group returns to the 5/8 mile proprietary being dubbed “The Worlds Fastest Dirt Track”.


Additionally, the group plans to increase banking on the dirt oval, widen turn four, install new Whelen Safety Lighting, improve race fencing and more in a studied effort to introduce safe and exciting racing action back to the larger speedway.


In addition to the momentous clean up effort that should be commended by all; major renovations will take place prior to its scheduled reopening in 2021 including a modernization of facilities and the race fan experience. The main VIP & Race Control tower has taken on a complete overhaul inside and out. Buildings will receive new roofs and face-lifts, new pit amenities adopted, new concessions equipment has been purchased, ticketing added, vip seating is being increased, enhanced camping & parking and much more will greet anxious fans back upon arrival to the new WVMS in the spring of 2021.


The redesigned WVMS ushers in its immediate return to the top as West Virginia’s most prestigious motorsports venues as well as one of the most beautiful in all of dirt track racing. The state of the art, high-banked oval leaves fans breathless as they witness the ‘Worlds Fastest Dirt Track’ in action. Fans will welcome back the biggest stars in racing as they take part in awe-inspiring activity piloting their earth-shredding machines at top speeds that defy well over 150mph.


WVMS intends to boast a fun but family friendly atmosphere combined with world class facilities to attracts fans and amusement from all over the nation. A fully packed extravaganza of entertainment events offers an unimaginable amount of satisfaction to the proud group of consumers that attend the speedways return. With an emphasis on the fan experience and continued facility improvements, WVMS, will create lasting wonderful memories for families to reminisce for many years to come.


Since being crafted marvelously in 1984 the West Virginia Motor Speedway has played host to some of the sports biggest events and brightest stars. Boasting one of the most beautiful settings and seats in dirt track racing while nestled attractively into the wild and wonderful mountains of small town Mineral Wells, West Virginia the 5/8 mile terraced hillside sits conveniently adjacent popular Interstate 77 for effortless access.


Home to the ‘Worlds Fastest Dirt Track’ ™, WVMS, blows you away with its incredible racing action and thrill seeking speed. Affectionately known as “The Speedplant” the 70-acre site is undergoing a massive renovation for its reopening for 2021 in claiming its place among the premier dirt tracks in the entire country.


The West Virginia Motor Speedway, a 5/8 mile clay oval is located in Mineral Wells, WV take exit 170 off I-77, just south of Parkersburg, WV. For more information on ‘The Motorsports Capital of Cool’ view them on the web at www.visitwvms.com. You can also email track offices at [email protected] or call # 304-771-5051. Like us on Facebook at West Virginia Motor Speedway. Track Location; 2 Matheny Road, Mineral Wells, WV 26150.


-West Virginia Motor Speedway Press Release and Photo

West Virginia Speedway Reopening in 2021