June 17, 2024

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Former Bandimere Speedway land on track to become vehicle sales hub

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Bandimere Speedway owners and the town of Morrison are taking steps toward annexation and commercial redevelopment on 125 acres against Colorado’s Hogback rock formation in the mountain foothills at metro Denver’s southwestern edge.

Instead of hot rods screaming as fast as 300 mph down Bandimere‘s quarter-mile concrete strip, the land is on track to become “a cutting-edge online Vehicle Auction Center.”

Drag racing ended in October after owner John Bandimere Jr. decided to sell the property, saying the track needed more space and ending a 65-year tradition. He has said he hopes to reopen in 2025, perhaps at a site near Denver International Airport.

Copart, a $52 billion Dallas-based corporation that runs auto sales, has entered into a contract to buy the site. Cars, trucks,…

Bruce Finley

2024-05-25 06:00:40

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