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I-70 Speedway, KCIR Set To Reopen In 2019
July 5, 2018
Track officials have announced that the previously closed I-70 Speedway and Kansas City International Raceway are both set to reopen next year on the property that originally housed I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri.
I-70 Speedway, KCIR Set To Reopen In 2019

I-70 Speedway and Kansas City International Raceway (KCIR) are set to reopen next year. The two tracks, originally built by the same group in the late 1960s, were both closed within the last decade.

Both tracks will be rebuilt on the property that originally housed I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri. The new facility will be named I-70 Motorsports Park.

A 1/4-mile dragstrip will also be built on the Odessa property, along with a half-mile clay dirt oval. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) will sanction the dragstrip and while the dirt track will hold sprint car features from several different sanctioning bodies.

The tracks' fresh starts are thanks to the help of multiple companies, including the same corporation that revamped Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kansas, and National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.

Leading the project is Kansas City businessman and entertainment property owner Chris Payne.

"Our hopes are I-70 Motorsports Park becomes a staple in the community for all to enjoy for generations to come,” Payne said.

After the appropriate approvals and permits are received, construction will immediately take place at the property. Earth moving equipment will clear an area for the dragstrip to be laid, and the oval track will have fresh clay delivered to complete its racing surface.

Race fans can follow all of the progress at i70motorsportspark.com.