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Speedway reopens for racing Saturday night

Speedway reopens for racing Saturday night. (Source: WAFF) Speedway reopens for racing Saturday night. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

After two years, the Huntsville Speedway is back in business. Drivers had doubts that it would ever reopen.

"I've been racing here going on 10 years, and it doesn't get any better than this,” driver Daniel Bradford said Friday during open practice.

"It's been on jack stands since 2012,” said Phillip Price.  “It's 2016, this was my last year (racing), if it wasn't open, it (race car) was up for sale. I'm glad I hung onto it a little longer."

Just being able to drive again is special for track owner Robbie Edger.

"We got a lot of guys to come out here to give us an idea of what we can expect this weekend," Edger said. "We'd like to see 2,000 fans in the stands, maybe a couple hundred in the pits. I think we're going to get it, everybody's really excited about it."

Fans expected to show up Saturday at the 1/4 mile high banked race track.

"It's good to have a track in your own backyard instead of having to travel six... eight hours to race,” driver Parker Pugh said Friday.  “It's
always good competition here, and the crowd's real good. It's just good to be back at the speedway."

Pugh added, "It shut down a few years ago, and I'm excited that Robbie got it back up and running again, and I look forward to racing down here again."
 
Racing begins Saturday night at 7 p.m. Click here for more information on the track schedule and ticket prices.

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