The Moler Raceway Park, located in Williamsburg, has been giving race fans in Clermont County a place to go watch high-quality racing right in their own back yards for years.
Built and run by Kevin and Kim Moler in July 2006, the raceway has been holding weekly races going on four years, offering cash prizes and giving local racing enthusiasts a place to enjoy their favorite pastime.
The raceway prides itself as being a family-friendly environment that allows families to bring their children of all ages and enjoy racing at a relatively cheap price.
The weekly races, which take part on Friday nights throughout the summer only cost $13 per person, with reduced prices for younger patrons. Kids between the ages of seven and fifteen are only $5 and children ages six and under are admitted free.
The track features all different kinds of racing dependent upon the week. Participants can race Late Models, Modifieds, Crazy Compacts, Chevettes, Enduro and even go-karts.
With races for big money on Friday nights, winners get to take home cash prizes routinely topping $1,000.
On Saturday, the track is used for go-karts.
The track runs weekly, usually opening their gates at 5 p.m. with hot laps beginning around 7 p.m. The racing starts around 7 p.m.
On the go-kart Saturdays, the gates open at 2 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 4 p.m.
Although a popular spot for many area residents of Clermont and Brown counties, the Moler Raceway Park has had its troubles with some residents in the area.
In 2008, a group formed and brought a civil lawsuit against the Moler’s and their park citing an “illegally noisy nuisance” as a result of the lack of zoning in Sterling Township.
However, the Moler’s made a public reply to the lawsuit stating that they had taken into account all the neighbors in the area and purposely built the track as far away from them as possible.
“We followed all necessary requirements and permits to built and operate a race track,” Kim Moler wrote. “We thought of the few neighbors we have and therefore situated the race track against the property line that was furthest away from the two adjoining neighbors.”
That didn’t stop the neighbors from taking the raceway to court, where the case was heard by a judge, sent to and appeals court and returned back to the same judge before the lawsuit was dismissed earlier this year.
The Molers have said that they were confident that the suit would be dropped because they had done nothing wrong.
With nothing holding back the track, racing has been going on since March 16th. The park does various different theme nights throughout the summer, including Scouts Night at the Races, Fan Appreciation Night and most recently, a Phantom Fireworks night on July 6.
Moler Raceway park will continue to run races throughout the season going all the way into mid-November.
The park is not short on sponsors either. Holman Motors, Mt. Orab Ford, L. Wood and Son, Coca-Cola, Gray’s Used Auto Park, TheDRC.net, DARF, C-103 FM, Avalanche Ice, Valvoline, S&A Designs and Phantom Fireworks all act as sponsors for the track and various races.
The Raceway has its own rules and are very safety oriented. While the popularity of the track grows, racers have come from more than 15 states as well as Australia and Canada.
Moler Raceway Park has races scheduled every week through September. For more information about the track, the cars and everything else associated with Moler Raceway Park, please visit their website at molerracewaypark.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/molerracewaypark.