A Phoenix neighborhood mourns the potential loss of its character.
Phoenix International Raceway Celebrates 50th Anniversary Next Year
Phoenix International Raceway has been part of the Valley sports scene since January 1964. Next year, the track will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Track President Bryan Sperber promises it will be a year to remember.
“You didn’t want the 50th anniversary season to come and go and have only great memories and maybe a few t-shirts to show for it,” Sperber said. “So, next year will be also about making an impact on our community that will live on beyond 2014.”
The track is in the middle of a $100 million upgrade. The track hosts two NASCAR races each year, which are estimated to have an economic impact of more than $400 million.