Friday, February 23, 2018

Lowrey Brothers Tabbed To Reboot Heartland Park Topeka Dirt Track

John & Jr. pictured here at the 2004 Super Nationals are excited about HPT's Dirt Track future. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

John & Jr. pictured here at the 2004 Super Nationals are excited about HPT’s Dirt Track future. Reed Bros. Racing Photos

Topeka, KS – Heartland Park’s new ownership group, headed by Chris Payne and Todd Crossley, has been working hard at getting Heartland Park Topeka ready to race in the 2016.

Earlier this month they named Todd Stephens the general manager/vice president of facility and operations at Heartland Park Topeka. Now the group is ready to make their next major announcement.

John and Larry Lowrey Jr., brothers from Topeka, have been named promoters for the dirt track at Heartland Park Topeka.

The Lowrey brothers have an extensive background in the dirt track industry. In 2000 the brothers started a website and radio show that revolved around racing in the Midwest. As the years moved on both went on to hold several different positions with many of the area dirt tracks. The task of rebooting the dirt track at Heartland Park will be a familiar one for the brothers as they did the same job in 2006.

“We have a passion for dirt track racing and we have a passion for the city of Topeka,” said John Lowrey, “There is a great amount of dirt track racing history in Topeka and we want to add something to that history.”

“Our goal is to create something special for Heartland Park Topeka,” said Lowrey. “We want to thank Chris Payne and everyone at Heartland Park Topeka for believing in us and giving us this opportunity, it means a lot to us.”

The dirt track will run on Sunday nights during the 2016 season and it will operate as an IMCA sanctioned track. Final details are being worked out and a schedule will be released next week.

Weekly racing at Heartland Park Topeka will consist of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Racers will have a chance to race for local, state, regional and national points on a nightly basis.

“Bringing in IMCA racing to Topeka is also another exciting aspect of what we have planned,” said Lowrey. “With the economy the way it is, racers need racing to be somewhat affordable and we feel that IMCA offers this to their racers. It also doesn’t hurt that we have other IMCA tracks in the area and the racing is spectacular.”

In the coming weeks more announcements regarding the dirt track will be released.

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