New Website Seeks to Save The Moody Mile, Offers Easy Steps for Fans to Make Voices Heard

Date: 3/25/2015 9:03:57 PM

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New Website Seeks to Save The Moody Mile, Offers Easy Steps for Fans to Make Voices Heard

 

MILFORD , NEW YORK, MARCH 25, 2015 - Recently, the Onondaga County Executive announced plans to tear down the New York State Fairgrounds ’ main grandstands and re-purpose The Moody Mile, a one mile race track. If these plans come into fruition, there will be no more auto racing at the historic New York State Fairgrounds, and this would include the end of the 43-year old Super Dirt Week, which awards the most coveted trophy in modified dirt racing.

 

In a grassroots effort to have The Moody Mile and Super Dirt Week continue its legacy, Brian Pokorny of Flag2Flag.com Racing Classifieds has started a new website called SaveTheMoodyMile.com and a “Save Super Dirt Week at the NYS Fairgrounds” Facebook page to draw attention to this situation.

 

SaveTheMoodyMile.com is the central hub of an organized effort to save the iconic race track and grandstands. Visitors are instructed on how to contact lawmakers to respectfully request a change of plans to use the current year’s budget to repair the site’s infrastructure as opposed to destroying it. The website also includes a petition started by Daylon Barr that more than 2,700 people have already signed. In addition, there are several links allowing race fans to share the cause on social media.

 

Along with the online petition, Pokorny was at the Motorsports Expo in Syracuse on March 14 and 15, 2015, where he circulated a paper that received 1,150+ signatures. The petition has been sent to officials in both Albany and Onondaga Counties. Pokorny said, “This is a grassroots effort, and if we send a respectful message to lawmakers, we will be heard. Hopefully lawmakers will find a way to save history while moving the Fairgrounds into the 21 st century with new features and attractions.”

 

“I feel that there is plenty of space on the fairgrounds property to build new structures and add new attractions without wiping out the race track and grandstands. We can co-exist with other sports facilities on the grounds. I’m a true believer that lawmakers will listen and do what is best for everyone, including race fans,” said Pokorny.

 

The Moody Mile and Super Dirt Week are both internationally renowned, and Super Dirt Week brings millions of dollars to the greater Syracuse economy each year. Save The Moody Mile plans to continue its efforts until the voices of dirt track fans everywhere are heard. More information is available at www.SaveTheMoodyMile.com .

 

About Save The Moody Mile

 

Save The Moody Mile is a grassroots effort to save the iconic NYS Fairgrounds Race Track and main grandstands.

 



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