KILLEEN (May 20, 2013) --- The promoter of the Texas Thunder Speedway in Killeen confirmed Monday the track could soon be closing down after a developer purchased the property recently.
Promoter David Goode said the property on which the race track sits on West Stan Schlueter Loop near Robinett Road was sold to a developer from Houston.
Goode said the track is set to remain open until the end of August, but didn't know what the plans were for the property after that.
Goode said growing development and residential areas around the race track have become more of an issue in recent years.
"The track opened in 1973 and back then there was nothing but a dirt road out there," Goode said.
Forty years later the area of West Stan Schlueter Loop has become an area with several businesses and nearby homes.