Feedback: Green Flag For Adirondack Speedway
It has been four years since the roar of cars and crowds have been heard at Adirondack International Speedway.
But the silence will end on October 6.
"We're calling it the Lewis County Fall Foliage Welcome-All Race," said owner Paul Lyndacker.
the speedway's tax bill brought it to a sputtering halt in 2009.
Then came an entangled lawsuit stemming back to a state grant.
Now the track is being prepped for the long-awaited reopening as owner Paul Lyndacker believes those troubles are all in the past.
"The tax issue and everything has just come out beautiful for us. It's a win-win for everybody," he said.
On October 6, there will be the familiar sights and sounds as the speedway roars back to life.
There'll also be a very familiar voice.
the track announcers will be back after a pit stop that lasted four years.
"Maybe the fact that it hurt so much makes it feel that much better right now," said Keith Zehr, track announcer.
The October 6 race could be followed by more events this year, and hopefully, a full schedule of racing in 2014.
"A lot of things we want to do at this track yet and now I feel like we should move forward and try to do it," said Lyndacker.
The racers are pumped - so much so, they're supplying their own purse for the October 6 race.