The new owner of an Ottawa-area raceway is revamping the facilities in hopes of drawing old and new fans this coming season.

The Capital City Speedway is getting an overhaul that includes new asphalt in preparation for the opening of the season on May 26.

The speedway, which draws stock car drivers and fans from Ottawa and area, features races in five divisions: Late model; thunder car (which are built to look like cars from the ’70s); legends car (based on ’30s-style hot rods); mini stock (including Honda Civics and Dodge Neons); and 4 for Fun, an entry-level mini stock division.

In the past few years, stock car racing has experienced a slight decline in popularity, but track owner Jeremy Coulter is hoping to turn that around.

Coulter, who grew up attending the Peterborough Speedway, bought a car and started racing after moving to Ottawa to work in the high-tech sector.

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