Port Manatee Resumes Operations Tuesday

Sep 12, 2017
Manatee County Port Authority

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Port Manatee resumes normal operations Sept. 12 pending authorization from the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Topher Forhecz

On the first race night after a summer break at the DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, fans cheer in the stands as cars shoot around the short track at speeds that can exceed 100 miles an hour.

The driver’s goal is simple: make the best time and earn the most money.            

But these racers are competing in a sport that’s becoming more expensive for them as racetrack owners are also figuring out ways to sustain their businesses.