Projects on the Horizon

Highway 169 Motor Plex

A regional fan base for stock car and drag racing, plus an existing racetrack that already draws more than 100 drivers and their crews every weekend, make a solid platform on which to build a larger motorplex. A public-private partnership is pursuing the project, which  includes a road course for use by the Hibbing Community College law enforcement program as a training area, a snowcross track, motorcross track, a 3/8 or ?-mile oval track, campgrounds, grandstands, parking area and drag strip.

The $20 million project has undergone feasibility studies and received backing from the City of Hibbing in the form of $1.8 million, a loan to the city from Iron Range Resources. A site near Ironworld Discovery Center and the St. Louis County Fairgrounds, with access to Highway 169 near Kitzville, has been identified. Click here to view a map for the location.

Proposed hiking/biking trails would link the complex to Ironworld, Carey Lake Recreation Area and city trails within Hibbing and Chisholm proper. For information, contact John Fedo at (218) 254-4653 or (218) 969-5677.