Super DIRT Week will be held at the historic Oswego Speedway (NY) in 2016. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the news Thursday afternoon during a press conference in which he announced a $10 million downtown revitalization award for the city of Oswego.
“The plan is to hold Super DIRT Week at the Oswego Speedway,” Cuomo said during the press conference which was aired live on the Governor’s website.
One year after hosting the “Finale at the Fairgrounds” in Syracuse, New York the plan was to hold Super DIRT Week at Central New York Raceway Park in Hastings. According to Governor Cuomo, the plans to hold the race at the facility did not work out.
A report on Syracuse.com Wednesday evening indicated that Glenn Donnelly, president of Central New York Raceway Park, attributed a delay in the state’s disbursement of a $5 million grant as the reason why the dirt track could not be completed in time for the October extravaganza.
Governor Cuomo did not expand on why the plans to hold the race at Central New York Raceway Park “did not work out” during his press conference on Thursday.
Neither the World Racing Group or Oswego Speedway had confirmed or denied that Super DIRT Week would be held at Oswego as of Thursday night.
Super DIRT Week was originally scheduled for the week of Oct. 5 through Oct. 9. It is unclear whether or not those dates will remain the same at Oswego Speedway.
Speed51.com will have more on this story when additional information becomes available.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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