Published On: Wed, Apr 19th, 2017

End of an era: Fair Board dismantling Cedar County Raceway

HARTINGTON — A big part of Cedar County history is now being bulldozed away.
The Cedar County Ag Society is taking out the old Cedar County Raceway.
The 3/8 mile dirt oval was once the most popular Sunday night spot in all of Cedar County during the summer time. For the past six years it has sat empty, overgrown and virtually unused, though.
Removing the track was not an easy decision, said long-time Fair Board member Jim Specht, who is in charge of the project.
“This is something that we debated over for two or three years,” Specht said. “It was not an easy decision, but it just became too expensive to maintain the track and there was no interest from anyone to manage the track.”

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