Manassas' Old Dominion Speedway could be moving to a new location, south of Prince William County, InsideNova.com reported today.
The venue's owner, Steve Britt, told the local newspaper he's looking to move the raceway south on I-95, due to the increase of residential neighborhoods surrounding its current location on Dumfries Road. He said this and future plans for the area are reasons behind the move.
The move would likely happen after the 2013 season and the area could be rezoned residential.
Old Dominion Speedway has been located in Manassas for nearly 60 years. The new racetrack site Britt is considering could boast an auto industry theme, complete with restaurants and go-kart track, according to InsideNova.com.
The local raceway has been home to the Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow NASCAR DAY for two years. The event is very popular in the area and features celebrity go-car races, a parade, motorcycle and monster truck show, fireworks and the chance to meet professional NASCAR drivers and Redskins players, among other activties.
The event benefits Youth for Tomorrow—a residential, counseling and educational center started by Joe Gibbs in 1986 that houses at-risk youth, ages 11-18.
It's also the location where local celebrity and got his first taste of Go-Kart racing at the age of 4.