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Commissioners To Meet With Group Looking To Start-up Racing At Fairgrounds

August 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The future of motor sports racing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds is murky to say the least- with the man who had hoped to promote an annual racing series there, and the County Commissioners now at odds. The issue made headlines recently when a consultant recommended the county eliminate the oval racing track at the fairgrounds, with commissioners President Jake Shade calling it no longer viable. Craig Knippenberg, who first approached the county in 2015 about the possibility of starting summer races again, tells WCBC News that there would be racing there today if the commissioners had followed through several commitments. Commissioner Bill Valentine disputes Knippenberg's claims, and adds that the county will soon be in talks with a new group looking to re-establish weekly races at the fairgrounds. 

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