Closed for just short of two months, Gordon Park Speedway will be back racing on Saturday.
Grovetown’s racing establishment was shuttered May 16 by the state fire marshal after multiple violations were found.
That all changed June 29 when the fire marshal gave his stamp of approval.
“We passed inspection and we’re good to go,” said speedway general manager Brian Stewart.
The shutdown was costlier than the $30,000 Stewart estimated the speedway would lose if they reopened in the middle of June.
“We spent between $250-300,000,” Stewart said. “That was from repairs and being shut down and lost revenue,” he said.
Stewart said he was not happy with the way he was treated during the process, and is threatening legal action against Columbia County.
While regular racing commences July 14, the speedway will play host to the Southern Outlaw Super Street Series July 21, with the winner taking home the $1,500 purse.
“There will be 40 cars attempting to make a 24 car field,” Stewart said. “It will be wide open, hammer down, thunder over Grovetown.”
General admission for all areas and events costs $15, with children 8 years old and younger admitted free.