GREENVILLE – Western Ohio Motor Sports located in Greenville, OH continues to bring motorcycle racing to Darke County and beyond.
Len and Diane started Western Ohio Motor Sports in 2017 with friends and started promoting flat track racing in the area.
âWe have some very good friends who are helping us,â said Nealeigh. âWe have track people, we have our own equipment, we have two tankers, we have training trucks and we have everything we need for a great race track – a safe race track for. all our runners.
The organization hosted five flat track races in the western part of Ohio in 2021, starting with a May 1 race at the J and M Ranch located east of Ansonia next to US-127. N, followed by races in June and July at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
âDarke County and Ohio are a very large motorcycle racing community,â said Nealeigh. “This area is very popular with racing and the Darke County Fairgrounds is one of the most popular in the country for flat track racers.”
Next up for Western Ohio Motor Sports is the flat track racing at the 2021 Great Darke County Fair.
“On August 27, the last Friday night of the Darke County Fair, Western Ohio Motor Sports and the Darke County Agricultural Society present a flat motorcycle race on the half-mile cushion limestone track,” Nealeigh said. “Little kids from four to 70 with a few pros and ex-pros mixed in will run at speeds close to 100 MPH.”
With practices starting at 3 p.m., with the Grand Opening Ceremonies starting at 5 p.m. and races starting at 5:30 p.m., Bob Anthony will serve as Grand Marshal in 2021.
Western Ohio Motor Sports recently built a new flat track at the J and M Ranch located at 6129 Reed Road, Ansonia, Ohio and will close its 2021 program with a race in September on the new track.
âWe’re running Sept. 26 at the J&M Ranch on 127 north of Greenville, the Steam Threshers location,â Nealeigh noted. “Western Ohio built a short, quarter-mile, 65-foot-wide track there.”
Seating on the new track is available and fans are welcome to bring lawn chairs as well. Concession stands will be available.
âWe have 42 sponsors who help us with our races,â said Nealeigh. âWe also have 40 volunteers who help with our running program. “
âThe runners really like the new track,â Nealeigh concluded. “We can’t wait to see everyone.”
Motorbike racers walk past the grandstand at the Darke County Fairgrounds.
Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at [email protected] or 937-569-0122