New state-of-the-line speedway park in Borderland set to open soon


A new speedway park in the Borderland is the final phase of construction before opening its doors to racers and fans to a state-of-the-art facility.

The oval dirt track at Vado Speedway Park can be seen from I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso.

This is going to be one of the nicest in the country, Rue Stone who manages Vado Speedway Park.

The park told KTSM it hopes to bring tens of thousands of people to the park annually.

Local law enforcement met with owner Royal Jones and Manager Rue Stone to talk about any concerns they may have, including being prepared for a worst case scenario.

Jones also owned Southern New Mexico Speedway Park and El Paso Speedway Park before they closed.

He said it was time the region had a new state-of-the-art facility.

A lot of concrete, nice smooth parking lot, walkways, this whole concrete pavilion up there. Lots and lots of restrooms. You know most racetracks were built in an era where there was not ADA, there were no rules about restrooms, said Jones.

It will also feature modern concession stands with TVs featuring sports games.

One race that was set for this weekend was canceled due to construction delays.

The first race is set for the first weekend in May. Click here for more details about the facility and races.

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