Kansas Speedway Celebrates 20 Years of Racing and Economic Impact in Wyandotte County | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Buschy McBusch Race 400 ended Sunday at Kansas Speedway. They were at limited capacity, around 30%, but thousands of people still traveled from near and far to see their favorite drivers.
Kansas Speedway marks a milestone this season – it’s their 20th year! The surrounding businesses of Legends Mall and West Wyandotte Co. celebrate with them.
Cars zooming down the speedway track is the sound of money running towards the businesses surrounding the Kansas Speedway.
This season marks the 20th anniversary.
“A lot has changed, but a lot has stayed the same,” Kansas Speedway Pres said. Pat Warren said.
Warren said that since Kansas Speedway opened in 2001, there was approximately $ 4,000,000,000 in development.
“We’re a cathedral of speed, but if we don’t have parishioners coming in and going to the stands, we don’t have anything,” Warren said.
These fans are celebrating their own milestone. This is the tenth year they have come from Nebraska.
The hot dogs, cars and planes are worth a visit.
“The first round and the flyby,” Dani Zeigler said. “It gives me goosebumps thinking about it every time.”
Whenever they visit, Zeigler notices more shops and restaurants, including La Fuente Mexican Street Food.
“Sometimes I go out and listen to the cars,” said manager Jesus Garcia.
They waved the green flag in November.
Garcia admits it was risky to open during the pandemic, but this place, right across the highway, was worth it.
“I love to see that the people over there have come down here, have driven here, come to visit us,” Garcia said.
Hotels like “Residence Inn at the Legends” have put their heads to bed this weekend – with “perfect fill” five nights in a row thanks to freeway traffic.
“It’s phenomenal to be in the Las Vegas market, that’s where I’m based, it’s the hospitality capital of the world,” said Ethan Sturgis, director of property support. . “We don’t even see that kind of number there. So having that here is a big turnaround. “
Warren said many left turns over the past 20 years continue to move Kansas City forward in the right direction. “All of these things that have happened have been great for Wyandotte County and that’s the goal, the goal is economic development and making Kansas City a better place,” Warren said.
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