Fairgoers are told the Saturday race was canceled due to circumstances beyond organizers' control.
"I am in negotiations so I can't say anything else," Workman said.
For years, the auto races have been a huge draw at the fair, providing visitors with a Saturday night doubleheader of racing and destruction derby.
The demolition derby has not been canceled and is scheduled to start at
"Exactly what happened and what spurred this just before those big races, I don't know," Gibson said, adding that he hopes to find out more at the board's meeting in July.
If it's true that the
"Personally, it is a disappointment because that is a great race," Gibson said.
The board in 2012 awarded
"It brings money to the fair so it's really important," Gibson said of the racing.
But the number of cars racing at the speedway has been down.
"It has been a tough venue over the years with the bleachers facing the wrong way into the sun and the cost of racing makes it really difficult on contractors," Gibson said.
Gibson referred more specific inquiries to Workman and board member
Clark provided few details on the current status of the speedway.
"I stand behind whatever Chris said and soon we will have more information and we will let you know," Clark said.
When it was awarded in 2012, Wade's contract guaranteed the fairgrounds receiving a minimum of
"We do have a legal binding contract with the promoter and there has been no request to get out of that," Wallner said.
Wade could not be reached for comment.
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