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New GM, Promoter For Vado Speedway Park (NM)
January 21, 2020
Chris Stepan will oversee general manager and promotional duties for the new 3/8-mile clay oval track in Vado, New Mexico, which opened in 2019. The facility hosted upwards of 20 events last year and opened 2020 with a World of Outlaws LM event.
New GM, Promoter For Vado Speedway Park (NM)

Officials from Vado Speedway Park, the new track in Vado, New Mexico, have announced Chris Stepan as the new general manager and promoter.

The facility, near Interstate 10 nearly halfway between Las Cruces and El Paso, opened its doors in June 2019. The track ran upwards of 20 events, ending with the USRA Fall Nationals in October and the Turkey Bowl in late November. The track started 2020 with a visit from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series as part of the Battle at the Border.

The 3/8-mile clay oval track is owned by Royal Jones, who is also the longtime leaseholder of the Southern New Mexico Speedway and El Paso Speedway Park.

“Ten years ago I tried to hire Chris to move here and run El Paso Speedway Park, but he wasn’t ready to move across the country quite yet, so we just agreed that maybe we’d talk about it again in the future,” Jones said in a track release. “Well, the future is now. He has a vast knowledge of the sport, is well respected in the industry and is very good at what he does. Chris will be a great addition to the team and we are excited to have him on board.”

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