Preparations are underway for the upcoming 2017 season by management at the Mountain View Speedway.
The quarter-mile dirt track is located at the High Country Fairgrounds off Roby Greene Rd. Along with a full season of stock car auto racing scheduled,speedway operators have also indicated the Watauga County Fair will again return to the Fairgrounds in 2017.
This years fair will be even bigger than in 2016 with more attractions and scheduled events throughout the five-day event in August. Racing at the Dirt Track will start with two scheduled practice events on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 1, weather permitting.
Regular weekly racing events will begin on April 8 with a 3 p.m. start time and run most Saturdays through October.
Mountain View Speedway offers an affordable alcohol free Saturday event the whole family can come out and enjoy.
For more information about upcoming events check out Mountain View Speedway on Facebook or at www.mountainviewspeedway.webs.com.
See photos from a race last summer. Photos by Ken Ketchie