Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway closes; equipment to be auctioned off
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Fans of the I-80 Speedway near Greenwood will be able to buy a part of the historic racetrack in an auction next week.
Unfortunately for many race fans in Nebraska, the land where the speedway stood for nearly 30 years has been sold by the Kosiski family.
The racetrack, which is northeast of Lincoln, had been in operation since 1994 and featured weekly races and events.
Last May, it even hosted former President Donald Trump, who held a rally to support governor candidate Charles Herbster.
The Kosiski family has hired Steffes Group Inc., which specializes in auctioning items, to sell the speedway’s equipment and assets.
In a press release, longtime owner Steve Kosiski said it’s time to move on to new ventures.
“The opportunity presented itself and we hope some of the history we built here can help other organizations, whether it be another racetrack, fairgrounds or schools,” he said.
Equipment for sale includes track prep equipment, lights, bleachers and concession stand assets.
The auction will begin on Monday and will close on Jan. 16, according to the press release.
A preview of the items available in the auction can be found at SteffesGroup.com.