Lanier National Speedway Sold, Future Still In Question

Lanier National Speedway - Braselton, GA.  Photo by Brandon Reed

Lanier National Speedway – Braselton, GA. Photo by Brandon Reed

According to a post on the Facebook page of long time track owner Donnie Clack, he and Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA are “no longer associated”, indicating that the track has been sold.

There’s been no word as to who the buyer of the 3/8 mile speedway, which has sat idle for the past three years, is or what future plans for the facility might be.

The speedway began life as a dirt track built by Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford over 30 years ago.

In September of 2011, the track owners announced that, for the first time in the track’s 30 year history, they would not be finishing out a full racing season. Since then, only one event has been held at the track. It has sat dormant since March of 2012.

Fans and competitors have hung their hopes for racing to return to the track, which once hosted ARCA and NASCAR Nationwide Series events, on possible deals for a sale over the past few years, only to see them fall through.

While no official word has come down as to the fate of the speedway under it’s new ownership, a later posting on Donnie Clack’s Facebook page may shed some light on the situation.

“No racing in the plans at this time,” Clack stated in a later post on Facebook.

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