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Electric City Speedway under new ownership, eyeing late May for season opener

Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 30, 2020

GREAT FALLS – The Electric City Speedway is under new ownership and management after LNB Speedway purchased the track from Dan and Barb Mann, who owned and operated the dirt track for 30 years.

“Great Falls has an amazing racing legacy and the Speedway has been an amazing part of that,” said new track co-manager Russ Ehnes. “Dan and Barb did a great job for the last three decades of keeping this track going and keeping fans entertained, and our job is just to keep that going and hopefully add some improvements along the way.”

Work on track upgrades and facility improvements began earlier in April.

“The improvements were for safety. We’re redoing some barriers that needed to be fixed and moving some track exits,” Ehnes said. “We’re focusing on safety first by evening up some of the corners and adding better lighting. The other improvements will focus on spectators and making sure they have a really enjoyable time with their families in the right environment.”

Of course, everything is on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Electric City Speedway has already been forced to cancel the first few weekends of scheduled races, but they’re hoping for a return to the track once Montana moves to Phase 2 of Governor Bullock’s reopening plan.

"Our plan at this point is hopefully during this second phase of the reopening to have racing without fans and do live pay-per-view simulcasts on SpeedSport.tv,” Ehnes said. “We won't be able to have spectators on-site until Phase 3 at the earliest, but we're really looking forward to having people back here to see our friends."

For more information, call Russ Ehnes at (406) 899-0898 or visit the Electric City Speedway Facebook page of updates.