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Autocross schedule approved

June 19th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports that on Thursday, the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority unanimously approved the 2015 schedule for the National Road Autosport autocross and approved a tentative schedule for Cumberland Airport Days.John Felten, president of National Road Autosport said  “We were stopped for over a year and half. The guys that have raced here regularly have taken their equipment other places.” Last year, the authority voted to deny access to the airport’s operational grounds for autocross racing because it could affect Federal Aviation Administration funding. In December, the authority voted to resubmit the autocross event description and safety plan to the FAA for a formal evaluation as it relates to federal grant assurance funding. Registration for the autocross was launched June 1, and thus far, there are more than 100 entries, according to Dave Williams.

Felten expressed some concerns about the insurance for the event doubling from $1 million to $2 million, which would cost National Road Autosport an additional $2,000.

“It is going to be hard for us to make ends meet if we have to pick that policy up,” said Felten.

He said someone is checking to see if the insurance could be waived.

Cumberland Airport Days is set to include an open house of corporate and private hangars. The event, which is tentatively scheduled for mid-July, would be free and open to the public.

The autocross events at The Greater Cumberland Regional Airport will kick off July 18 with a test and tune of 20 cars. The autocross will be held Aug. 22-23, Sept. 12-13 and Oct. 17-18 at the airport.

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