In October of 2022, news broke that the Five Mile Point Speedway would end its racing run after a long 72 years but it looks like the racetrack isn’t done quite yet.

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When the news was released about the historic Five Mile Point closing, it was also noted that the entire property was being bought by a land developer. Built by Irving and Anna Heath in 1951, Five Mile Point remained in the family for 72 years, passing from the Heaths to their grandson “Heath” Andrew Harpell in 2003.

On Saturday, April 8, a post to the Five Mile Point Speedway Facebook page announced that the racetrack would open for the 73rd season.

The closing on the sale of the property to the developer has been pushed back to at least the fall of 2023 and the delay in the purchase has afforded the speedway the opportunity to run some special events for the 2023 race season.

Five Mile Point will kick off its 73rd season on Sunday, April 16 with a three-race “Spring Triple Crown” which will take place on Sunday, April 16, and again on Sunday, April 23 and 30th. The “Spring Triple Crown” of events will feature Crate Sportsman, 600 Modifieds, Futures Sportsman, and Four Cylinder racing.

Following the Spring Triple Crown races, races will take place every three weeks with a Summer Series for regional race teams. Each of those summer race series will see the Modifieds in competition.

A full lineup of racing events for the 2023 season can be found on the Five Mile Point Speedway website.

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