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By PAUL DELANEY
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Spokane County Raceway operator steps aside

Craig Smith was unable to work deal to continue lease; racing complex will not operate in 2021

 

February 18, 2021



AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Citing the inability to come to an agreement to negotiate a different lease term, Spokane County Raceway operator Craig Smith will step away from the facility leaving both the 2021 season, and the track’s future up in the air.

Neither Spokane County Commissioners, nor officials with Spokane County Parks who oversee the facility returned requests for comments by deadline time Tuesday evening, Feb. 23.

They were asked on Monday to address the rampant social media chatter that the track would close — or if it was for sale.

The complex which features a drag strip, 2.25-m...



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