Race Car Tracks Coming to Region

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We’ve been hearing whispers for some time about the possibility of NASCAR building a racetrack in either Northwest Arkansas or southwest Missouri.
As it turns out, both states could be getting a racetrack, but neither will be directly affiliated with the multimillion-dollar boon in NASCAR.
Near Anderson, Mo., we hear a group of investors have optioned — not purchased — about 1,080 acres to build a dirt track, a paved oval track and an RV park.
A separate group of investors are searching for land near Springdale for an NHRA drag racing complex. Word is the project would need a minimum of 400 acres, but we also hear it may not come to fruition for another year or two.
Driving the NHRA project is the fact that Rogers native and University of Arkansas alum Rod Fuller is No. 2 in the Top Fuel category of NHRA’s POWERade Championship point standings. He’s backed by several unnamed investors from Northwest Arkansas, who also are fueling the NHRA deal.
Top Fuel dragsters routinely cover a quarter-mile distance in 4.5 seconds at speeds above 325 MPH.