Flat track racing makes a comeback in Muskingum County this weekend

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Flat track racing makes a comeback in Muskingum County this weekend

By Christine Holmes, News Director

For the second year in a row, Throttle Jockey Entertainment is partnering with SNR Promotions to bring flat track racing to Zanesville. 

On Saturday, July 13, the Muskingum County Fairgrounds will be open to the public for a night of motorcycle races. 

One of the event’s organizers, Corry Hazen, said flat track racing was once a popular sport in Muskingum County in the 50s, 60s and 70s, but disappeared for a while. He and his dad, Jug, and friend, Bob Tilley, wanted to bring it back. 

“I’ve been reading on social media about the ribfest not happening and they took the commemoration away and all these events that are being taken away, well, we’re trying to add an event to this area,” said Hazen. 

Gates open at noon, practice begins at 3 p.m. and the racing begins at 7 p.m.

The cost of admission is $20. 

“These guys that come out last year, they put on a heck of a show,” said Hazen. “We’re expecting more entries, more motorcycles, more people in the stands. It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend. It’ll be a great night for racing, so come out and check it out.”

Longtime racer from Zanesville Wendell Ware will be honored posthumously with a tribute during the race.

“He was a great guy, [and] did a lot of things for the sport,” said Hazen. 

Hazen said he would like to thank all the community sponsors and volunteers that help make the event possible. 

“Without them and without the sponsors, this doesn’t happen,” said Hazen.