Oahe Speedway / Dam Fast Track
28390 Spectators Road
Pierre, SD 57501
Coordinates:

44.549221 Lat
100.450808 Long

NHRA
Division Five High & Mighty

Schedule of Events

One Last Pass

Following the funeral services on Wednesday, the funeral procession will travel up SD HWY1804 to Oahe Speedway for one last pass down the quarter mile for Chuck and Joseph Serbousek. From the speedway, the group will proceed to Agar, SD for interment.  

For those wishing to remember the Serbousek family and unable to attend, please send condolences to :

Eric, Sarah and Karleen Serbousek
1104 E Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Grandpa and his Grandson

Our Oahe Speedway family is in mourning following word that Charles Serbousek and grandson, Joseph
lost their lives in a drowning accident Wednesday evening, July 21, while fishing at Farm Island State Park east of Pierre, SD.

Charles “Chuck” J. Serbousek, 70, of Pierre passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 the result of a heart attack while fishing with his grandson. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, July 27th at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre with a prayer service starting at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre with burial to follow at the Agar Cemetery. The funeral services will be live streamed at the top of this page.

Charles J Serbousek was born on June 25th 1951 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre to Charles R and M. Ardeth (Vrooman) Serbousek. He grew up on a farm in Sully County and attended grade school at Pearl Elementary and graduated from Agar High School in 1969. He went on to attend college in Springfield at Southern State College and Augustana in Sioux Falls. After college he moved back to the farm and worked at Lafaye Electric before moving to Pierre and working at Century Manufacturing and Wal-Mart maintenance for 25 plus years. Chuck loved NASCAR and racing his whole life. He used to help with the races at the old Oahe Speedway working on the Eight Ball car and in recent years was very involved in drag racing at the Oahe Speedway. He also had an interest in photography and took many pictures over the years including senior pictures for his sister. Whenever he had the time he would go hunting and fishing and enjoyed being outdoors.

He is survived by his son Eric (Sarah) and grand-daughter Karleen of Pierre, his brothers and sisters; Mary(Rich) Pease of Pierre; Lawrence (Tammy) Serbousek of Denver; Bob(Margie) Serbousek of Gastonia, NC; Janette(Keith) Byer of Pierre; Colleen(Craig) Sandal of Flower Mound, TX and brother-in-law John Faz of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by his uncle Gerald Vrooman and aunts Eva Marie Severson, Hazel Vrooman and Shirley Vrooman. Also surviving him are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Parents Charles and M. Ardeth grandson Joseph, one sister Pamela Faz, grandparents Joseph J and Ella Mae (Pitlick) Serbousek and Charles A. and Myrtle (Snyder) Vrooman. He is also preceded in death by five uncles and four aunts.
Joseph C. Serbousek, 6, of Pierre passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Farm Island Recreation Area near Pierre from the result of an accidental drowning while trying to save his grandfather who had suffered a heart attack and fallen into the water. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, July 27th at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre with a prayer service starting at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28th at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church in Pierre with burial to follow at the Agar Cemetery. The funeral services will be live streamed at the top of his grandpa Chuck’s obituary page the day of the service at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com.
Joseph was born on January 14th, 2015 at Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre to Eric and Sarah (Sullivan) Serbousek. From the time he was a toddler he was a very inquisitive boy with a knack for being able to fix and take things apart. If he wasn’t playing he was in his dad’s shop pretending to work on cars and use equipment that was well beyond his years. He was a loving big brother to his little sister Karleen that he adored from the day she was born. He went to kindergarten at Kennedy Elementary where he earned many Star Student Awards. Joseph loved anything outdoors especially hunting and fishing or having to do with cars and drag racing. He was a very active boy from the time he woke up in the morning until he went to bed at night.
He is survived by his parents Eric and Sarah and sister Karleen of Pierre. His grandmothers Linda Sullivan (Joe Meinen) of Vivian and Marianne Heib of Sioux Falls and his grandfather Charles Sullivan of Pierre. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles Samantha Sullivan of Pierre; Matthew (Bobbie Ann) Sullivan and Chyan of Grenville, SD; Terry Lockhart of Pierre; Miles McNickel of Pierre; Justin Tjeerdsma of Pierre; grandpa and grandma Jay (Beaula) Tjeerdsma of Springfield, SD; cousins Jayda Boxley, Addison Waage, Ann Tjeerdsma special friend Morgan Roman and numerous cousins and great aunts and uncles.

Prayer Service, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
5pm
Pierre First United Methodist Church
117 N Central
Pierre, SD

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2021
11am
Pierre First United Methodist Church
117 N Central
Pierre, SD

Interment will follow at Agar, SD



Eric, Joseph, and Charles

Please keep the entire Serbousek family in your prayers.

Statement from Milton Morris, Oahe Speedway Founder and Owner

June 30, 2021
To Prospective Investors,
There comes a time in your life when reality sets in. My age has caught up to me. I realize I’ve had the fortunate ability to build something that has been enjoyed by many racers, young and old; however, it needs to head in a new and challenging direction.

My construction background has given me the knowledge to construct a unique and solid track that has offered years of quality racing. Though it is not my desire to sell the track for other purposes, there are offers to purchase the property for camping purposes. For the track to continue as a first class race track, I feel the best direction is to involve quality individual racers who have the desire to be involved to see the track to the next level of excellence. I still have the desire to be involved in a position to assist going forward, whether that be a partial investor or being involved in day-to-day operations.
The track at this tie is in need of milling and resurfacing. I have consulted with an asphalt specialist and have determined the very best option for resurfacing. The overlay would be a full overlay from wall to wall. The quality of the overlay would be of high quality materials, resulting in years of use. Morris Inc. is in the asphalt and material business with the right equipment to perform this work and it would be performed at no cost to future owners.
I have also acquired large galvanized light poles for lighting the track if there is the desire to do in the future. Again, the majority of the work could be performed by Morris Inc. with substantial savings. 
As with any facility of this size, the maintenance and upkeep is ongoing. The equipment needed to perform this work will be made available to do so. Shop and maintenance bays are available. The grounds have both rural and well water available. There is also adequate electric power available onsite for future expansion.
The location of the track next to the Oahe Dam has become a destination for small and large campers. Located a short distance from the track are over 300 camping spots that are fully occupied with a waiting list. It is for this reason the track has been viewed as an ideal location for quality camping with the infrastructure already in place.
As mentioned earlier, it is not my desire to see the track become a campground. I also feel the additional property adjacent to the track offers the best of both worlds. The camping would offer the opportunity to generate additional income for the track.
Local racers along with individuals who have been involved in the operation of the track have expressed a strong desire to continue their involvement in the future of the track.
The desire is to have a limited number of quality investors who are familiar with what it takes to work together to make decisions. Those who have recently shown their interest and any future investors in the very near future would be given a pro forma for the future operation of the track. 
I sincerely thank you for your consideration in the future of Oahe Speedway, the Dam Fast Track.
Milton Morris
Founder and Track Owner
Oahe Speedway

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