River Cities Speedway

The good people that run the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks won a very deserving award last night.  RCS was named the “Organization/Venue of the Year” by the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau at an event called “Hometown Heroes.”  And when I say deserving, I mean it.  From top to bottom, the RCS is a first class organization.  Since the current ownership group took over the track in 1999, they’ve built a following of more than 3,000 fans each Friday night during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.  And on special racing nights, the crowds reach 6,000.  All of this while remaining a very family friendly event.  If you’ve never been to River Cities Speedway or it’s been a few years, you need to check it out.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a hardcore racing fan.  It’s Reggie Tales Approved.

Special congrats to my friends Darren and Monica at RCS.  Two of the hardest working people in show business.

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7 thoughts on “River Cities Speedway

  1. Finally some recognition for a sport and a facility I have been involved with for over 45 years. River Cities Speedway (and formerly the Grand Forks Speedway) has for well over 50-60 years had a very real and very positive economic impact on not only the Greater Grand Forks Area, but the entire region. On any given race night you will find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of race cars on the track and at least the same amount of monies worth of haulers and equipment in the pit area, couple that with the race fans in attendance and the dollars they spend and you have a facility that rivals almost any other venue in the area for economic impact and entertainment. Thank you to the GGFCVB for recognizing what many of us have known for years.

    • It’s good to hear from one of the best racecar drivers Grand Forks has ever seen in Tom Corcoran. Tom, your duals with Kevin Jopp were memorable.

      • Thank you for the kind words, I’m very passionate about the speedway here and although I may not always agree with everything that goes on, I’ve always felt that local racing was something that has been undervalued in terms of economic and entertainment value. The speedway will always be special to me as I’ve spent the bulk of my life there in one form or another and have been fortunate to form many lifelong friendships in the process.

  2. I agree that it’s probably family friendly, but I quit going due to the second hand smoke. Do they still allow fans to smoke in the stands? I know there have been smoking bans implemented in GF, but not sure if it has ever been implemented here, which to me is a downturn to taking the family.

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