SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Motorsport Affiliation jumped into the driving force’s seat previous to the beginning of its 2021 season.
In response to SMA President Chad Switzenberg, the affiliation formally accomplished its buy of the Sheridan Speedway, situated on Industrial Lane off of Wyarno Highway, earlier this week.
“It’s excellent news,” Switzenberg mentioned. “That’s excellent news that the observe can be domestically owned and operated.”
Previous to the acquisition, SMA leased the property for the final 5 years. Switzenberg mentioned that typically restricted what the affiliation may do or what sort of occasions it may host on the grime observe.
“We wish to open it up a bit. We wish to open it as much as extra than simply inventory automotive races,” he mentioned.
Potential new occasions may embrace snowmobile or motorbike races.
“There’s fairly a little bit of property there,” Switzenberg added. “We may do a tractor pull even.”
Presently, the all-volunteer racing affiliation options races in eight completely different courses at completely different instances of the season. That features occasions for drivers as younger as 5 years previous.
“Virtually anybody is ready to get on the market,” Switzenberg mentioned.
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic closed down many occasions, the SMA was in a position to full its 2020 season.
Members celebrated that truth lately on the affiliation’s annual banquet March 6.
Switzenberg mentioned “this 12 months’s banquet (meant) a little bit extra to us board members” due to the pending buy of the observe.
With the celebration over and property deed now in hand, it’s again to work for affiliation members in making ready for the upcoming season that’s slated to start out April 24 “climate relying,” in addition to paying off their latest buy.
“It doesn’t imply the property is paid for,” Switzenberg mentioned. “We’re paying for it.
“We’re an all-volunteer group,” he added. “We undoubtedly couldn’t do that with out group assist or the assist of our sponsors and we’re undoubtedly all the time searching for extra assist.”
For a schedule of occasions or for extra info on the SMA, go to on-line at sheridanspeedway.com or on Fb by looking out “Sheridan Motorsports Affiliation” and “Sheridan Speedway.”