Quincy Raceways will kick off the 40th anniversary of the Broadway Bullring with a special late model event to commemorate the most influential man in the track’s storied history — the late Albert Scott, who founded and helped build the track a generation ago.
Ken Dobson, who will soon take over as track manager, confirmed the plans Wednesday afternoon, announcing plans for the “Scottie 40.” The event will be held early in the season. An exact date will be announced when the 2014 schedule is finalized.
Scott, who opened the track in 1975, remained a part of its day-to-day operations until three years preceding his death in August 2000. Scott was 87 when he passed away. The Scott family continued to operate the facility at 8000 Broadway until January 2007.
“Those of us that call ourselves race fans typically do so on account of some person in our past, usually a family member, that took us to our first race,” Dobson said. “We were taught to be race fans and enjoy the sport on account of someone else that introduced us to it.
“Individually, we come together at a place like Quincy Raceways, each of us with our own path in life that brought us there to enjoy the experience. But collectively, we share an unspoken and deep appreciation and affection for the track itself.
“While each of us as individuals might have our own person to thank for us being there, collectively we have the same individual to thank— Mr. Albert Scott and the vision and dedication of his entire family to what we all know as Quincy Raceways,” Dobson said. “For that reason, as we look forward to our 2014 season, we will be working toward making plans for a very special event to be held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Quincy Raceways — the Albert Scott Memorial, the ‘Scottie 40.’ We hope to make it an extra-special celebration of Mr. Scott’s life and the commitment his entire family has made over the years to give race fans a home and a lifetime of memories in Quincy.
“We will be working on details to make this event one to remember over the next several months. We would appreciate your input and thoughts into how we can come together on this night to make it the most memorable one to date in the 40-year history of the track. That would be a most fitting tribute.”