YORK HAVEN, Pa. – When owner Scott Gobrecht and general manager Kolten Gouse took over the reins of BAPS Motor Speedway before the 2016 season, the first order of business was to put an improvement plan in place.
It started with cosmetic changes and continued with safety advances. Over the last couple of years, the management team went to work on amenities to enhance the fan experience.
That will continue this offseason. There is still one more race in the season at BAPS Motor Speedway — the Nov. 14 Sprint Showdown — but the process has already started for 2021.
The old scoreboard is being ripped down after the season and will be replaced by a Jumbotron that will serve as a scoreboard, provide replays, and also service fans and advertisers at the speedway.
The structure will be sponsored by McGrew Companies/Crownstone Equipment, the parent company of their Bobcat franchise locations.
“The speedway has been in desperate need of a scoreboard from the very beginning,” Gouse said. “We are excited to team up with Bobcat and Crownstone Equipment to offer our fans and race teams the very best experience when it comes to this Jumbotron.
“Over the last five years, we’ve made a lot of improvements at BAPS Motor Speedway, and we will continue to work hard at providing the best possible experience for our fans and teams.”
The state-of-the-art Jumbotron will be 26 by 10 feet in size. It will also feature a two-sided board, making it the first of its kind at any racetrack in the Northeast.
Crownstone Equipment saw the value of local dirt-track racing and getting involved at the speedway, which led to the company signing a five-year naming rights agreement and also becoming the official equipment provider at BAPS Motor Speedway.
Fans can find Crownstone Bobcat locations in Lancaster, York, and Adams County, as well as Frederick and Hagerstown, Md.
“Crownstone Equipment is proud to be both an equipment and sponsorship partner to BAPS Motor Speedway’s track crew and especially the fans,” said Greg McGrew, President and CEO of McGrew Companies/Crownstone Equipment. “To be the exclusive Jumbotron naming rights sponsor at such a historical and community centric venue fits our product offering nicely.”