Track History

Hi Way 92 Raceway Park History

  The track located 4 miles east of Gering Nebraska, was built by Clarence Smith. Mr Smith realizing the Scottsbluff / Gering area needed a stock car
track after the track near the Scottsbluff Airport closed. Mr Smith with a lot of Financial help from local businesses, took about three years to complete what is now known as Hi Way 92 Raceway Park.  A Minneapolis Moline tractor was used to do all the dirt work building the track.
 The track opened in July of 1968 and was open through the 1970 racing season.

     In 1971 the track opened as Oregon Trail Speedway under the ownershio of Larry Steinbrecker of Minitare Nebraska, George Leis, Willard Stricker, and Orville Spidel, all from Scottsbluff. These four gentlemen operated   the track until 1976, at which time Leis and Spidel bought out the interests of Stricker and Steinbrecker.

     In 1977 Mike Warren bought the shares owned by Mr. Spidel. Warren and Leis operated the track as the      Oregon Trail Raceway through the 1981 season. At that time, Warren became the sole owner of the facility.

   In 1984 John Curtis of Cheyenne, Wy. bought the track. Curtis re-named the facility Oregon Trail Speedway.
Curtis operated for 2 years and attempted to open for the 1986 season, however he had made enough enemies with the drivers that they refused to race at the track.

  The Track remained closed until June of 1990 when Dallas and Lucille Whiting opened the track as the
 Oregon Trail Speedway. They ran the track through the 2003 race season.

   In October of 2004, Lee and Carol Schwartzkopf bought the track from the Whiting's and named it Hi-Way      92 Raceway Park. They owned and operated the track through the 2016 race season

   In October 2016 John and Vonda Ulander purchased the track and have many plans, the first being
                                             Racing on SATURDAY NIGHTS