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    Atco Sold!!???

    Atco Raceway Sold

    Atco, NJ Wednesday December 19, 2012 –Atco Raceway was sold in its entirety to Mr. Len Capone Jr. of Berlin, New Jersey. The negotiation for the oldest continually operating drag strip on the East Coast took over 16 months and has concluded on a Win light for all…the track will continue to operate as it has in the past.

    The Capone families are very familiar with the racing scene and have a great passion for the sport of drag racing. Len Capone Sr. a racer himself who was present for the 1960 opening day of Atco Raceway worked in the tech department on Memorial Day weekend. Len Capone Jr. started as a sportsman racer and is very well known for his Top Alcohol Funny Car “The Bear” that raced the strip in the late 80’s and 90’s.

    Joe Sway has been retained as Director of Operations and is under exclusive contract for 2013 and 2014 with 3-1 year options to follow.

    The 2013 tentative schedule will be posted on the web site AtcoRaceway.com mid January. There are no major changes to the race schedule for 2013~a couple of new races will be added but for the most part you will see our lineup has not changed.

    Atco Raceway would like to thank everyone for their participation in the 2012 race season. We are positive that the continued support of all racers, fans and patrons will continue to make this a racing destination and the #1 track on the East Coast.



    Atco would like to address all gift cards that have been previously purchased and all purchased with the holiday deal…All gift cards must be used by November 30, 2013.

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    Sounds like they sold to the right kind of person..... Def. beats it getting shut down
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    As long as it keeps operating, great.

    I would love to own my own dragstrip. I mean, that's a dream right there.

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    I'd much rather own a road course. Maybe put it in my front yard like this guy Click here to enlarge

    Twistys are just so much more fun

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
    I'd much rather own a road course. Maybe put it in my front yard like this guy Click here to enlarge

    Twistys are just so much more fun

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    Ok I'd rather own a roadcourse with a dragstrip.

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    I'll 3rd having a road course LOL
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Ok I'd rather own a roadcourse with a dragstrip.
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    I would also prefer a "road course".

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    Luckily we do have a road course near by...... Nj motorsports park!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Luckily we do have a road course near by...... Nj motorsports park!
    Yes but it isn't yours...

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    Luckily.....unfortunately I don't think it's doing to well
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Luckily.....unfortunately I don't think it's doing to well
    probably not. you see how much events are? its ridiculous. i mean, you factor in your going to have to change brakes and tires, in addition to fee's, your looking at a $1k weekend..

    luckily, they have karts.. speaking of which, we need to setup another day, there in warmer weather, or that indoor one that just opened up

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    I would love to run the carts! Let me know, I'm in. I do want to take my m there one day and have some fun.
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    new owners are putting some time and effort itn.

    tower was torn down yesterday,


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    now the WALL that everyone hates- can now go around waterbox:
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    didnt realize how many awards ATCO as a drag strip won among the others in the country....
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    When's their scheduled opening date for 2013??
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    Oh sweet! At least they are renovating it. I HATED the fact that you HAD to go through the waterbox.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    When's their scheduled opening date for 2013??
    Same question, how long until it's open?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Same question, how long until it's open?
    Figured I'd check the website, says the 1st event is scheduled for February 23rd open to all cars (Schedule is marked as tentative). As long as they're not digging up and repaving the track, they would just need to clean up everything they knocked down. There's no shot that a tower will get rebuilt in 10 days, but they can do that on the side without disrupting anything.
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    I dont think they need the tower, the other side has a building and view

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    Yessss they tore down the berlin wall, oh happy days

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    One of the best tracks in the country just got better.
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    welll.... i heard, that the new owner may or may not have ties to certain organizations.. and that a lot of people locally that have long standing knowledge of said owner and associates, are not comfortable with business practices and feel the strip will be sold again rather early.. so it will be interesting to see how this turns out

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    welll.... i heard, that the new owner may or may not have ties to certain organizations.. and that a lot of people locally that have long standing knowledge of said owner and associates, are not comfortable with business practices and feel the strip will be sold again rather early.. so it will be interesting to see how this turns out
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