Stories tagged with: muskingum county speedway

Matt Ryan
May 21, 2016 - 3:23pm
4 days 20 hours ago

Opening night plans at Muskingum County Speedway have yet again been wrecked by Mother Nature.

Due to inclement weather, "The Memorial" race has been postponed.  According to the track's Facebook page, the first official race will be the Jim Dunn Memorial Qualifier/Busch 30 on Friday, June 17.

This is the second race that has been called off at Muskingum County Speedway this season.

According to a Facebook post, track promoter Donnie Moran is considering...

May 20, 2016 - 7:38pm
5 days 16 hours ago

After rain washed out the first scheduled race of the season, Muskingum County Speedway is preparing for a restart this Saturday.

"The Memorial" is the first of four scheduled races at the track, which is now being operated by a local racing legend.

Hall of fame driver Donnie Moran, known as the "Million Dollar Man" for famously taking home the largest cash prize in dirt track history, is serving as full-time promoter.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., main...

May 1, 2016 - 12:22am
3 weeks 4 days ago

Look inside his shop and it hits you: Donnie Moran knows winning.

"People don't realize how many hours you put into it," Moran said. "It's what you put into it, it's what you get out of it."

It's been 15 years since "The Million Dollar Man" earned his nickname for winning the largest cash prize in dirt track history.

Now, Moran is shifting gears to the track where it all began.

"I'm a little bit nervous like 'Man, what am I going to...

April 29, 2016 - 11:51pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Saturday night was supposed to be race night in Muskingum County, but there's been a change of plans.

Donnie Moran has cancelled the race due to predicted rain in the area. The new opening night for the track is now Saturday, May 21. 

Make sure to tune in Saturday night for the full story on Moran's new role as the track's full-time promoter.

March 9, 2013 - 7:13pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Speedway car show is this weekend at Colony Square Mall. The 17th Annual Car Show has over 20 race cars displayed inside the mall.

"We do this every year to kick off the season. We'll open April the 20th, we race every Saturday night ," said Brenda Moran of the Muskingum County Speedway.

This year the Muskingum County Speedway is supporting the Genesis Hospice by having a Chinese auction at the car show. There are over 1500 dollars worth of...

August 14, 2010 - 7:43pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Some area kids are hitting the pavement with a brand new set of wheels.

About 100 bikes were given away at the Muskingum County Speedway's 20th annual McDonald's Kids' Night.

"Every kid likes to get a new bike. With the economy and stuff, a lot of people can't afford it, " says track manager, Brenda Moran.

Moran says the expression on each child's face is priceless.

"They're so excited. It's just like Christmas morning to the ones that win, " says...

March 14, 2010 - 7:34pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

Race car drivers gave fans an up close and personal look at their dirt racers this weekend to support a good cause.

Around thirty cars participated in the 14th Annual Muskingum County Speedway Car Show at the Colony Square Mall. All of the proceeds from the car show are going to support the local American Red Cross. In addition to helping the red cross the drivers are also looking to attract more sponsors.

"That is the goal of a lot of the drivers and a lot of them...

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