CNB Bank Raceway Park sold to Rob Hindt|
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The CNB Bank Raceway Park, formerly owned by the Bainey family, has been acquired by new ownership and plans to release a 2013 schedule in the coming days.
The new management team will be led by owner Rob Hindt. Hindt, of Elkton, Md., and his management team have an extensive background in NASCAR Racing.
For the last few years he has been operating a driving school at short tracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. His experience, background and connections in the industry led him to the famed 5/8-mile in Clearfield.
"The Baineys really brought the CNB Bank Raceway Park to everyone's attention last year throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region," said Hindt. "This place is one of the biggest short tracks in the country, and the geographic location is great. The reputation they established with racers and fans is phenomenal, and overall it's just the ideal situation for us to expand upon.
"Between our "On Track Racing Experience" and our return to focus on asphalt late model racing - I think we are sure to bring some real excitement to Central and Western Pa."
Former track co-owner Tim Bainey Jr. plans to continue helping Hindt with the marketing side of the business, and hopes that former advertisers and business partners will also stay on board for the 2013 season.
"I'm really excited for what lies ahead with the CNB Bank Raceway Park," Bainey Jr. said. "We had discussions with several interested parties, but Rob had by far the most well balanced and exciting plan for the speedway. I love asphalt racing, and I think that he will be a great contributor to the long-term success of asphalt racing in our part of the country.
"We have a great place here in Central Pennsylvania and it is really important for those of us who love asphalt racing that we support the CNB Bank Raceway Park in whatever way possible. There are going to be some exciting things going on this season at the track, and I can't wait to be a part of it."
One of the biggest additions to the 2013 CNB Bank Raceway Park schedule will be the dates for the "On Track Racing Experience" where fans will be able to take rides or even get behind the wheel and drive an actual racecar.
Details, dates and packages will be unveiled soon on the track's website and also at the On Track Racing Experience website.
The track will also be offering special corporate packages where local businesses will have the opportunity to reward their employees, clients and friends with a day at the track. Riding, driving and just enjoying everything a day at the racetrack has to offer.
"Our focus is going to be on giving racers and fans throughout Western Pa. a chance to really experience and enjoy the CNB Bank Raceway Park in a number of ways," said Hindt.
"The driving experience offers something for everyone, as we have programs focused on spending time with upcoming young racers, as well as programs that are designed for the NASCAR fan who just wants to have the experience of a lifetime, and just about anything in between."
Along with the Driving Experience will be the return of late model, street stock, and 4-cylinder racing to the famed 5/8-mile Speedway in 2013. The return of an expanded schedule is also something under consideration for 2014.
"We are looking forward to our future with the CNB Bank Raceway Park," Hindt said. "We will be hosting an Open House at the speedway on Saturday, May 4th, where I would like to invite fans, drivers, teams and anyone with an interest in our great sport to come out and meet us.
"We will be making a number of announcements in the next few days and weeks, so please keep an eye on the website for all of that information."
You can keep up with everything going on at CNB Bank Raceway Park through the track's website at www.cnbbankracewaypark.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CNBBankRaceway.