BRANDON — The green flag is going to drop again at Huset's Speedway next month.
The 3/8ths-mile dirt track, which hasn't hosted a race since 2017, has been sold to Minnesota businessman Tod Quiring, who also owns Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
A press release says Huset's will continued its tradition of Sunday racing, with 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars as the featured division. The Brandon track has had a proud history as one of the state's top racing destinations.
The first event will be Aug. 2, when the All-Star Circuit of Champions main event will be contested at Huset's. The event will feature the Circuit of Champions owner Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson, each of whom rose to fame in NASCAR. The racing will start at 7:30 p.m., with the rain date set for Aug. 3.
The announcement of the sale caps a period of turmoil for Huset's, which changed its name in 2015 when former owner Chuck Brennan bought the track and made it Badlands Motor Speedway. Brennan made extensive renovations to the track, including new suites, concession stands, restrooms and video boards.
But the track has been idle since 2017, and Brennan had threatened to tear the track down if it didn't sell for a certain price. Brennan had touted a race in 2019 in which the winner would win ownership of the track, but that never took place.