LANCASTER, NY - Racing in the Town of Lancaster may come to the end of the road this weekend if a new owner isn't found for the 77-acre track on Gunville Road. But, as 2 On Your Side Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke explains, there just might one man who sees a future for the 60-old track.
Westfield native Bill Catania is taking a closer look at the potential that the track has for the future. It is currently for sale, and it's in desperate need of improvement.
He's taking the first step this weekend by promoting a U.S. Open event at the speedway with two days of racing.
"We're looking at a select few tracks we think that we can make successful, by changing the business model, adding technology, getting the fans more engaged and trying to put our best foot forward," said Catania.
Then it will be down to the business of seeing whether this icon of Western New York auto racing has run its last lap.