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Stateline Speedway Sells!!
2011 marks a new era at Stateline Speedway
Stateline Speedway the little oval with a big attitude

A new era is set to begin in 2011 for State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho as the 40 acre speedway and business have been sold to Competitive Edge LLC., the parent corporation to the locally operated, Competitive Edge Racing School.

For the past 20 plus years, State Line Speedway has been owned and promoted by Joe & Walt Doellefeld. As a staple in the racing community, and revered by many of the track operators across the country, State Line Speedway has become one of the most desired tracks in the Northwest to race at. With seating for 4500 to 5000 spectators, the speedway is a multi-day, weekly operation hosting over 60-plus motorsports events from April through September. The Doellefeld’s success with the operation of this fine facility has earned them several industry awards including “National Promoter’s of the Year” in 2009 from Racing Promoter’s Monthly and track owners across the country.

The Kootennai County landmark as a ¼ mile speedway was built in 1974 by Bill Eberle and later owned by Chuck and Terry Little the parents of former NASCAR driver Chad Little who grew up at the race track before heading east and racing in the pinnacle level of the sport for Jack Roush Racing. The facility was also operated by the Garber racing family, and the Boness family who were owners of many racing facilitys around the Pacific Northwest.

In the 70’s the speedway held several concerts at the track featuring Tina Turner and Blue Oyster Cult, along with other great events which have added to the facilitys very colorful history.

The Doellefeld’s set a goal and were very determined to find new operators who will carry on the tradition of family entertainment of motorsports and to continue to promote this facility for the long term.

The 2011 racing season will now open a new era for the race track, the racers, and the fans. Competitive Edge LLC based in North Pole, Alaska is very familiar with the industry, owning several racing related businesses. Bill Slayden the CEO of Competitive Edge is a racer himself getting started in racing nearly 10 years ago and is the founder of Slayden Racing owning and operating 12 Legends Cars for family members and employees.

To insure the success of racing in their own local community, Slayden purchased North Pole Speedway a ¼ mile, asphalt, flat track, that hosts racing every Thursday night in North Pole, Alaska from May through September. Competitive Edge also owns the 600 Racing, Legend Car dealership for all of Alaska and through their sister company Competitive Edge Race Products, racing parts and driver apparel, are sold at both North Pole Speedway and North Star Speedway just outside of Anchorage, Alaska.

Locally, Competitive Edge, LLC owns and operates Competitive Edge Race Products supplying racing parts and supplies to racers of the Inland Northwest and the Competitive Edge Racing School, which is known as the only professional stock car racing school on the West Coast. The school started in 1997 and was relocated, to base its operations at State Line Speedway in 2002.

State Line Speedway’s day to day operations and promotions will be managed by Randy & Jeneane Koch, founders of the Competitive Edge Racing School, with twenty plus years experience in the racing industry and former managers of Yakima Speedway.

“We are excited to be given the opportunity to continue the success and traditions that Joe & Walt Doellefeld have created over the past 20 years. We are not planning on changing anything that has created their success or the reputation of the track,” said Randy Koch. “What our team brings to the table is just fresh new ideas and the energy to take it to the next level.” Bill Slayden added, “Our commitment is to see that State Line Speedway remains the premier race track in the Northwest and that the Competitive Edge Racing School is known as the place where racing careers get started.”

For the 2011 season the Koch’s are introducing a new logo, some new food items, and a revitalized scoreboard in turn one, as well as a speedway mascot - the super hero known as “Speedie L. Sampson” who will head up the new Kid’s Club. Other future plans include community promotions as well as hospitality oportunitys for corporate entertainment.

The racing season that kicked off Wednesday April 6th will also feature the 3rd of July Demolition Derby, North American Big Rigs on Thursday July 21st, the Wild West Shootout ICAR Late Model Race on July 30th, the NAPA Auto Parts - Idaho 200 Super Late Model Race, August 6th & 7th, plus Wednesday Night Fever and racing every Saturday Night through September.

We look forward to a great future in the racing community, and will continue the speedways involvement in local, regional and national promotions.

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