Idaho is an amazing place if you love the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, boating, snowboarding, skiing you name it we have it. One outdoor sport that is never mentioned is racing. Racing is American as apple pie and has a huge fan base in Idaho and the Treasure Valley. If you like turning left at really high speeds one eighth of a mile at a time Meridian Speedway is the place for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy going from zero to 100 and as fast as possible in a straight line, the Firebird raceway is more your speed. So, what are we missing here?

The answer is a one of a kind race track and event center that features a 1.6 mile track.  Who? What? When? Where? According to ktvb.com John Wood is a developer with a goal of trying to transform the old Emmett Saw Mill, but still preserving the history. John says that there is a bigger purpose.

"The goal is to try and revitalize the city. The old mill closed in 2011, and it’s sat empty ever since then. The plan is to now transform the mill and fill the air with the sounds one hears at a racetrack."

Say hello to the "Gem State Raceway". It is scheduled to open in 2021 in Emmett and will include 90 RV spaces. I for one am extremely excited about another attraction that makes Idaho awesome. All I can say is, "gentlemen start your engines!"