Hartford Speedway News


(April 18th, 2014) – Lane Automotive, Michigan Dirt Cup Modified Tour and Hartford (MI) Speedway have announced the running of the Lane Automotive 50th Anniversary Race, which will be held on Friday, June 20. This event will celebrate Lane’s 50th year in business and pay $5000 to the winner of the Modified feature. The race will be run under Michigan Dirt Cup/UMP rules and award points to both groups. Lane will have an open house for all teams during the day on June 20, offering tours of their Watervliet, MI facility. Teams can then proceed to Hartford, where new track manager, Tim Dibble, will throw open the gates with pit zone admission from 5-7 PM for all fans purchasing a grandstand ticket. Stock Cars and Cyber Stocks will round out the card. Watch for further details at www.michigandirtcup.com or www.hartfordspeedway.net.

Hartford Speedway FanZone Pit Initiative

(April 5th, 2014) – For the first time in Hartford Speedway history fans will be given the chance to be up close and personal with cars and drivers that they cheer (or jeer) for each week with the purchase of any general admission ticket.

During the course of the 2014 season spectators will be allowed to enter the alcohol free pit area between 5 & 7PM where they are encouraged to talk with the drivers, receive autographs, and get the inside scoops on what is happening behind the scenes.

All spectators will be required to clear the pits by 7PM and make their way to the grandstands. Once the events on track activities have concluded spectators are invited to come back down to the pit area. Anyone that wishes to enter the FanZone Pits must sign a waiver of liability each week and anyone under the age of 18 must have a minor release form filed with the track. Minor Release forms will be available at the track and on the Hartford Speedway website.

Ausra Equipment Partners With Hartford Speedway

(March 26th, 2014) – Ausra Equipment (Dowagiac, MI) has come on board for the 2014 race season as an official track sponsor and will be supplying the speedway with equipment for track prep and grounds keeping. We ask everyone who supports Hartford Speedway to support businesses that support short track racing.


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Get Weather Cancellation Notifications

(March 13th, 2014) – In the event mother nature does not cooperate with Hartford Speedway during the 2014 season we will be utilizing the “RainedOut” instant messaging service to alert everyone. This will allow us to communicate instantly with our fans and drivers and prevent them from wasting hours on the road.

This is a FREE service. To sign up, simply CLICK HERE or text the word “hartford” to: 84483

Note To People Who Signed Up Before March 13th, 2014: Since the track is under new ownership, if you have signed up for the RainedOut notification under the old ownership, you will need to sign up again to receive messages.

2014 Division Rules Available

(March 8th, 2014) – The rules for the 2014 race divisions are now available. UMP Late Models & UMP Modifieds will be required to have mufflers. Stock Car and the new “Cyber Stock” (4/6 cylinder) rules have been posted as well. Simply click on the ‘Rules’ tab above.

Hartford Speedway Under New Management

(February 28th, 2014) – Hartford Speedway will be under the helm of local businessman Tim Dibble for the 2014 race season and beyond. With the new management team in place Hartford Speedway will be returning to weekly competition every Friday night starting May 30th. Nightly division racing will consist of the UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Stock Cars, and the introduction of the first ever 6 Cylinder entry level class. SOD Sprints will return to the wicked half mile Friday June 6th, July 25th, and August 29th. Michigan Dirt Cup Modifieds will also be on hand June 20th and August 22nd. A complete 2014 TENTATIVE schedule is available on the “Event Schedule” page of the website.

The track name will be undergoing a change by dropping the “Motor” from Hartford Motor Speedway to be become Hartford Speedway. All social media outlets will be updated to reflect the name change as well as the new logo once it is available.

For the upcoming season spectators will be allowed to once again bring in their own alcohol ensuring Hartford Speedway to be a very fan friendly environment.

2014 looks to be a bright and productive season for area racers and fans. Hartford Speedway looks forward to working not only with the spectators and race teams, but also partners such as Allstar Performance and Lane Automotive as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary serving the racing community.

More details such as division rules for the Stock Cars and 6 Cylinders, and payout will be posted in the coming days. Stay tuned….