Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Death of Super Dirt Week?

News broke late Tuesday night that Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney has proposed a plan to tear down the grandstand at the famous Syracuse Mile to build a new amphitheater on Onondaga lake.
Where does this leave the New York racing community? Most likely, without the iconic clay mile that is packed with some of the most important racing history in not only the sate, but the country.
Greats like A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti ran at the New York State Fairgrounds Mile, which started as a horse racing facility over 100 years ago. More recently, for the past 43 years, the greatest dirt modified drivers from across the northeast and beyond have traveled there for the biggest race in their sport.
Rumors have already begun to swirl that, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, is on board with the plan, and that the first load of steel has already been delivered. However, there has been no confirmation. That is expected to come as early as April 1st.

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