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Rich History Makes Keystone Raceway Park a Special Place

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Open for more than a half-century, Keystone Raceway Park is still going strong.
The 1/4-mile drag racing track celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. One year later, the New Alexandria, Pa., facility is set to host the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman Spectacular June 22-24.
It adds to the rich history which track owner Greg Miller feels makes Keystone such a special place. 
Miller has his own long history there, working at the track since he was 14 years old. He started full-time when former track owner Michael Tedesco took over and at the end of 2012, Miller became the owner.
“It was one of those things where being a part of it so long, it becomes a part of you,” Miller said. “Being able to keep it open, to keep it going strong, that’s my focus.”
He also knows the thrill of having raced there, going down the track in a 1968 Camaro with a 468 cubic-inch motor, and his son races a 1988 Camaro. His own experience behind the wheel is a big reason he’s such a proponent of the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, which gives track champions a chance to compete in the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Championship each October in Memphis.
“The Summit SuperSeries is such a great program for the local racers,” Miller said. “It gives them the chance to participate on a national level. For those guys to go down and have a chance to be a World Champion, that’s a big deal.”
Scott Campbell (Top), Matt Obertanec (Mod) and Jamie McBride (Jr. Dragster) were Keystone’s representatives for the IHRA Summit World Finals last season.
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With a schedule of events from April to October, there is plenty of racing ahead. For Miller, he’s glad they’re adding to the legacy and adding to their family traditions.
“Seeing all the people, I love hearing the stories about the earlier years with their sons and daughters, how they have come up here for years,” he said. “We have some three-generation families racing with us today. Just seeing that and seeing their happiness, that means a lot.”
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Visit IHRA.com and KeystoneRacewayPark.com for more information.
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