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County Searching for New Race Promoter

February 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

In December of 2019, Allegany County officials signed a contract extension through 2022 with racing promoter Todd Brode- however the county announced Thursday it is now looking for a new group to run the show.  Brode’s organization, The Greater Cumberland Raceway, began managing dirt track auto racing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in 2017- and had hoped to operate through at least this year. However the three-year extension was signed just months before the Coronavirus pandemic hit the region-  resulting in sporadic race schedules and smaller crowds.  With the racing season traditionally beginning  in April, County Administrator Jason Bennett tells WCBC News a request for proposals for a new operator will be placed on a fast track…