Motordrome Speedway is Up For Sale

(Photo courtesy of Howie Balis)

The former Motordrome Speedway, the NASCAR track in Westmoreland County, is up for sale.

The South Huntingdon property is being listed with commercial real estate agency CBRE Pittsburgh. Broker R.T. Walker declined to give the asking price. The listing describes the nearly 50 acre property off Interstate 70 near Smithton as an “ideal” location for a warehouse or distribution center.

“Because there's no zoning, redevelopment should be fairly easy for multiple uses,” Walker said.

The property is being sold by Ruth Miley, whose husband, James “Red” Miley, was a well known Pittsburgh racing promoter until his death in 2007.

Miley owned Miley Motorsports and bought Motordrome Speedway in 2001. The half-mile asphalt track went through a series of operators but has been inactive since 2016.

More recently, the property was leased by an oil-and-gas company for storage. Walker said he's not aware of any environmental issues. An environmental assessment would be the responsibility of the buyer, he said.

The property includes a racetrack, grandstands and some trailers.

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