Source: Ron Brown
Racelands promoter was Jack Goodwin - a familiar name from Detroit area tracks. He put his heart and soul into making that track a success. Jack kept the racing exciting and affordable for fans and drivers with good fields of cars in street, hobby, and super stock divisions. The track was also host to the Carling Circuit of Champions series.
He was always quick to help out any driver who asked, either with advice or getting dirty and greasy. One night he climbed into a late model he had never driven before. The driver complained of handling problems. With just a few hot laps, and with no adjustments, Jack tied the track record with that car. Jack gave that driver a lesson in confidence! Jack also eventually allowed women in the pit area. That was an uncommon but welcome addition for most crews.
For a time Raceland also had a female starter. I could be wrong, but I believe her name was Kay. She was a TV personality from a Bay City area station. She got off to a rough start, but soon got the hang of it and did a fine job. When I look at the Raceland trophy on my shelf it brings back so many memories of the good people who attended and raced at the track. It was a sad day when we finished the 1977 season and found out it was the last.