Iowa State Fair Discontinues Racing
The Iowa State Fair has announced that they are discontinuing racing at the fairgrounds in Des Moines. The decision was a huge surprise to the promoters, drivers, and fans. Last fall, CEO of the Iowa State Fair, announced that “there would be racing at ISFS for many years to come.” In a private meeting with the current promoter, there are no plans to rebuild the track as they are looking at revamping the the layout and of the grandstands for future Iowa State Fair events. There are no plans to include racing in the future at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The speedway's website reports that current promoter Tony Moro said “this came as a total shock and huge disappointment given our multi-year contract. My partners, Eric Lundstrom and John Pat Dorrian and I have made a significant personal investment of time and money to make the Iowa State Fair Speedway a competitive, entertaining and family friendly venue for all. We want to thank everyone for your support and participation and we are sorry we won’t have the opportunity to continue in this historic venue.”
The race track was built in 1909 and hosted some of the midwest biggest races and racing's biggest names raced at the speedway throughout it's history.
The Iowa State Fair Speedway website (isfspeedway.com) will continue to be active and available for information and updates.