Just because you slip doesn’t mean you will remain down, not everyone want to see you succeed and that’s the harsh reality.

Over the past couple of years owners of Motordrome speedway in Smithton, Westmoreland County have learned so much and they are looking at putting their knowledge and experience into good use. Many people thought Motordrome will not survive but it did and it’s growing stronger an indication that the speedway is there to stay.

The Melfis have learn so much “I think we’ve learned that it might take a little more time than we originally thought, like any business that you are trying to turn around and get back to where its potential really lies” Todd Melfi said.

As a wakeup call to what had happened previously, the Melfis are making several improvements to the facility along with a few changes which they are planning to make on the schedule of its opening day.

Motordrome has partnered with the Richard Petty driving experience to bring authentic NASCAR racecar ride-and-drive experience to the Pittsburgh market this year. Todd Melfi said having the Richard Petty driving experience at Motordrome speedway is a privilege for them.

It is so clear that the Melfi’s are more determine to make history and to prove a point to everyone who didn’t think they will make it. Special events during the opening day include the ARCA Truck series events June 19, the NASCAR K and N east series August 14-15 as well as extended lap races for all five weekly divisions. 


On Your Fingertips

Velodyne Does Not Understand Fatal Uber Crash of the Lidar

Federal investigators had their hands full trying to figure out how a self-driving Uber SUV malfunctioned and hit a pedestrian while she was walking her bicycle across an empty, albeit darkened road, in Arizona. The company responsible for making the vision sensor for the Uber car are just as…

2019 Acura RDX Crossover

Acura took full advantage of the 2018 New York International Auto Show, using the event to finally reveal the production-ready version of their all-new 2019 RDX crossover SUV. Their latest SUV was first previewed at the Detroit Auto Show a few months prior. "Quickest, best-handling, and most…

The new VW Golf GTI

The iconic design of the updated Golf has even more charisma with a number of new detailed solutions. The team led by Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen Head of Design, redesigned the bumpers and, together with engineers, conceptualised new headlights (halogen and LED), new LED tail lights and new wheels.…

Alfa Romeo - 2018 Mille Miglia - Second Stage

The overnight stay at Milano Marittima was a short one and the caravan was on the move again at first light. The rain, which had been very testing for the crews, especially in Ferrara, had given way to hazy sunshine, greeted with pleasure by the drivers and navigators. The second stage was long and…

2018 Nissan Leaf - first 100% electric drivetrain

Probably everything has been said about the 2018 Nissan Leaf, especially the fact that it is the first 100% electric drivetrain. After driving it, there are several things to say about it. But first, let's remember a set of facts that still blows us away. Probably the first thing that we noticed…