Central Power Systems & Services Claims Naming Rights to the New Dragstrip at I-70 Motorsports Park

Central Power Systems & Services Claims Naming Rights to the New Dragstrip at I-70 Motorsports Park


February 21, 2019 (Kansas City, MO) – Central Power Systems & Services, a leading manufacturer and distributor of power generation products for commercial and industrial applications has acquired naming rights to the new ¼ mile NHRA sanctioned track that is being built at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, MO.  The new dragstrip will be named CENTRAL POWER DRAGWAY, and is expected to open in the summer of 2019.


Central Power Dragway will be housed on the same property as the famed I-70 Speedway that operated there from 1969 to 2008.  The dirt oval is also under construction with a first event set to open as ASCS Sprint Car action on Saturday, May 18.  Track owner, Chris Payne, is targeting an opening date for the dragstrip 60-days later in mid-July.  “There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm from racing fans for both the dragstrip and dirt track to open this year at I-70 Motorsports Park.  A sponsor like Central Power Systems & Services stepping up to name the strip Central Power Dragway shows great community support from businesses in the Kansas City metro and surrounding communities for the facility”.


Headquartered in Liberty, Missouri, Central Power Systems & Services is an avid supporter and participant in drag racing throughout the U.S.  Company President, Robin Roberts, is a regular at many No Prep and Street Outlaw drag racing events with his Twin Turbo 1968 Firebird.  “Drag racing reaches our audience in a very direct way.  The core of our employees and customers come from a background of engines and power generation which often relates to power and speed of racing.  It’s hard to find a better venue to connect with our associates and clients than through the awesome display of drag racing.  To have an NHRA ¼ mile track in our backyard is something the city has missed for a very long time, and we wanted to help make that happen.  We are very proud to name it Central Power Dragway and can’t wait to get on the track this summer.”


This weekend’s World of Wheels in Kansas City will feature a booth for I-70 Motorsports Park, which will have Robin Robert’s 1968 Firebird on display along with other racing vehicles, Friday through Sunday, February 22-24, 2019.  For more information about the new facility in Odessa, stay tuned to www.i70motorsportspark.com.


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