Recently, some motorsports news websites posted stories reporting that Grattan Raceway Park, located near Grand Rapids, Michigan, is for sale, causing a lot of discussion and speculation about the track’s future throughout the motorsports community.
While the reports are true, they aren’t exactly news.
Grattan Raceway Park has been up for sale for years ever since its founder and original owner Edward J. “E.J.” Faasen passed away in 2017 at the age of 89.
“It has been for sale for a few years,” Sam Faasen, son of E.J. Faasen and General Manager of the family-owned racetrack, told RoadracingWorld.com Friday. “We’re all getting up there in age.
“Prior to the COVID outbreak we had a customer, and then the COVID thing hit and kind of turned the economy around a little bit. Then the inflation hit and that [affected] it a little more. But we’ve had a number of interested parties come in from outside the U.S.”
Originally constructed in 1960, Grattan Raceway Park is a 2.0-mile, 40-feet-wide, 13-turn road course with a 3,200-foot-long straightaway that can be operated in both directions, and portions of the track have been repaved over the last three years, according to Faasen.
Grattan Raceway Park hosted multiple WERA Sportsman regional race events, Sportbike Track Time track days, and other automobile and karting events in 2023, and reservations for 2024 event dates are being taken, as normal.
The track, however, is still for sale.
Asked for the listing price, Faasen referred RoadracingWorld.com to his real estate agent Joe Rizqallah (616-822-6310) at Signature Associates, who was out of the country at post time.