TRENTON, NJ – Glenn Donnelly, the man who first organized and promoted Super DIRT Week in 1972, will keep the event alive in the future, thanks to an investment by the State of New York.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today at a press conference held at the New York State Fairgrounds that the Super DIRT Week event would move to the Central New York Raceway Park (CNYRP) in Central Square in 2016.
New York State will invest $5 million in the development of the racetrack.
The investment will allow for the completion of the dirt track in time for it to host Super DIRT Week 2016.
The announcement was made just seven days prior to the gates opening for this year’s Super DIRT Week, the last to be held on the Fairgrounds one-mile dirt track.
Donnelly and key staff members of the World Racing Group, the current event promoters, were present for the announcement.
As part of the arrangement with Donnelly and the state of New York, World Racing Group will commit to a ten year plan to stage Super DIRT events at CNYRP.
AARN editor Len Sammons, who attended the historic press conference, will have complete details of the press conference and reaction to the news in next week’s AARN, the annual special Super DIRT Week edition.
An exclusive, in depth interview story on Donnelly will also be included in this edition along with many other special stories.