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Scott Pierson signs lease!
On August 24, 2013, the previous management of Ona Speedway released a statement that they would not be able to finish the season. Racers from around the area started winterizing their cars and some made plans to travel to other states to race. Ucar driver Scott Pierson had different plans. After buying a car in July and only getting to participate in two races, Pierson wasn't ready to give up on a sport he was already growing to love. "My son has raced at Ona for a couple years. His girlfriend and her dad do also. They were disappointed, I was disappointed. There were 40-50 guys over there who planned to race till the first week of November." Somebody needed to step up and Pierson decided that guy was him. According to veteran driver Glen Foster, he was right, "Scott is a local business man. That's what this track needs, someone local who cares, but also has the means to make it work."
It is certainly an uphill climb as Ona Speedway has seen it's share of changes in management over the years. However, with 6 sponsors already on board for the 2014 season, and a solid group of talented drivers the future is looking bright at Ona Speedway. Pierson certainly thinks so, "We've signed a lease through 2014. As the only asphalt track in WV, we have the best drivers around. We have guys coming from Kentucky, Ohio, several guys from southern West Virginia. So we offer a good product. We are looking forward to working with Jake Sharp from the Huntington Convention and visitors bureau and others to get our name out there. People have to know we are here. If they know we're racing at Ona, I can't imagine anyone coming and not having a good time."
Scott Pierson's wife Sharon has taken the task of running the concessions. (As her son and editor of this website, I can assure you the woman can cook.) A grandmother of four, Sharon prides herself on feeding GOOD food to people. With a servant attitude, she has done a tremendous job thus far. One word of warning though, don't let her catch you sneaking into the races without paying as she is already making a name for herself in track security!
With adult tickets starting at $10 and kids 10-under getting in free, you'll not find a cheaper, more entertaining event anywhere. A family of five with young kids can go to the races for $20 bucks. No alcohol is served or permitted at Ona Speedway providing a family atmosphere. While tempers sometimes flare after a 100mph crash, we are always mindful to display sportsmanship in front of your kids.