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Speedway’s License, Schedule Approved

Well it may not be the season for local stock car racing, but that didn’t stop the Claremont Speedway from looking ahead to later this year. Officials from Speedway met with the city’s licensing board and concerned residents Wednesday night, and left with the green light to go ahead with its proposed 2016 schedule after several compromises.

Claremont Speedway is in its second year under the ownership of Jim Ambrose, after buying what was then called Twin State Speedway from Dennis Fleury in December of 2014 for a little more than half a million dollars.

In 2016, there are seven planned event dates and a new change is that race practices will now being at least two hours earlier. Concerned residents voiced opinions about live band performances in regards to the type of music played and how it would affect crowd security and safety.

Track officials were not in favor of removing live bands from the year’s events, but agreed to let them go. Another compromise with neighbors of the track was that there would be no more Monday night practice.

The season is scheduled to begin in May.

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