August 11, 2016
Summary: As part of its master plan report on the Allegany County (Maryland) Fairgrounds, Convergence Design recommended removal of a currently unused dirt racetrack. See more at the link.
August 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio
The rich history of racing at the Allegany County Fairgrounds could come to an end if the County Commissioners move forward on a facilities master plan submitted by a consultant during Thursday afternoon work session. A representative of Convergence Design, a firm retained by the county to develop a master plan for the fairgrounds, presented a series of recommendations- including eliminating the racing oval. Racing at the fairgrounds, both horse racing and motorsports, date back to the 1950’s- with plans to re-start those activities proposed as recently as last year. The consultants report however, views the track of obsolete and offering little value at this point. County Commissioners President Jake Shade agreed…