You see, the Clarks and a few friends carved out a one-tenth mile clay oval racetrack in February of 2001 and began racing go karts and lawnmowers. It started a wave of go kart racing that the town had not seen in over 30 years.
With the go kart track doing so well and an average of 60 karts racing every night, the Clarks decided it was time to bring stock car racing on dirt back to town.
The construction of a new one-fifth mile clay oval racetrack began last year. With the dirt work completed, the track will be ready for racing this spring and construction will continue on the bleachers, front ticket gate and additional track lighting.
The track is high banked and the surface is black and red clay. The 50-plus drivers who have had a chance to race on the track say that the longer you run on it the faster it gets.
Where most tracks tend to dry out and come apart, this one turns dry slick and takes lots of rubber and just gets faster and faster.
The 7:30 p.m. Saturday night racing program will include mini sprint cars, mini stock cars, thunder trucks and quad bike racing on the TT track that is incorporated in the infield. This year's racing will begin in March and ruth through October.
For more information, visit the track's website at www.texomamotorspeedway.com., call 940-691-3436 or stop by the track at 7567 Seymour Highway in Wichita Falls, Texas.