Local Track Loses Thousands when Equipment is Stolen
Nearly thirty thousand dollars worth of equipment was stolen from the Tulsa Raceway Park. The track has been there for 40 years and two new owners recently saved it from being shut down. This weekend track officials expect more than ten thousand people to be there for the Nitro Nationals. Officials say the equipment being gone couldn't have come at a worse time. The track did have surveillance cameras but were unable to get a closer enough look at faces.
Becky Segura, the Tulsa Raceway Park Office Manager, says they got away with a gator vehicle, golf carts, a four wheeler that they used for emergency medical services and a riding lawn mower. Some of the equipment was loaned to the track by P and K Equipment in Owasso which means a sponsor is out money as well.
"Luckily we have people step up to the plate and donate more equipment so we could move forward with our Nitro Nationals," says Segura.
Segura says they are already adding more security at the track so this will not happen again. Segura says after all the hard work the two new owners have put in they will not let this bad news keep them from moving forward this weekend.
"It might have slowed us down a little bit but we are moving on. We are going forward with our big Nitro Nationals event," says Segura.
The Nitro Nationals are Friday and Saturday. Tulsa Raceway Park is offering a $1,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can call CrimeStoppers at 918-596-COPS.
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