Bandimere Speedway, Colorado State Patrol is reshaping the community, one race at a time
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The “Take It to the Track” event aims to provide pilots with a controlled drag racing environment.
Through a partnership with Bandimere Speedway, Colorado State Patrol created a “Responsible Speed” program to provide drivers with a more positive alternative to illegal street racing, which has become more prevalent in recent times.
Our Community Now had the chance to sit down with John Bandimere III, aka Sporty, to learn more about the event, which takes place every Wednesday at Bandimere Speedway.
“Our relationship started a little over 10 years ago with the Colorado State Patrol … With technology, the cars we drive every day have gotten faster and faster, so [street racing] is really becoming more of a problem. How do you get them from the streets here? How to educate? How do you give them a fun place to go without putting your finger on it and saying âdon’t do this, don’t do thatâ? “
Take It to the Track gives pilots “the chance to play in an environment where they won’t get into trouble, they won’t harm anyone,” he added.
You’ll see cars of all types hit the track on Wednesday nights, and when we say cars of all types, we really mean it! From “mobile moms” to the OCN Street Machine, and everything in between, there’s a wide variety of cars to discover as they hurtle down the quarter-mile drag strip.
If you want to test your speed and run on the track, it’s $ 40 for unlimited races. However, if watching is more your speed, $ 17 for adults and children (12 and under) is free.
Our Community Now is a proud co-sponsor of Take It to the Track and Street chaos events at Bandimere Speedway. Keep an eye out for the OCN Street and Street Machine team at various events throughout the summer!