MONROE TOWNSHIP — The roar of car engines can be heard easily while driving along Route 7 on Friday nights during the summer.

Raceway 7 is in full gear, drawing hundreds of fans and drivers to the track that has been in existence for almost 50 years.

The family atmosphere extends from drivers to fans with multiple generations participating.

Chip Titus, of Ashtabula, said he comes to Raceway 7 regularly to watch his son race but used to race himself. “A long time ago,” he said with a laugh.

He said he enjoyed the challenge of racing. “It was a lot of fun,” he said.

Racing normally starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evenings and includes five different classes, said track owner Dan McDonald. He said the amount of racers competing has been “on a steady rise” since he bought the track a decade ago.