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December 30, 2002

Lowndes County - Plans to develop a race track in Lowndes county have been withdrawn.

The Lowndes County planning commission was scheduled to hear the issue at Monday night's meeting, but after facing heated opposition from Lake Park residents, track developer Larry Dean withdrew his request. Now he'll pursue building the track in Cecil in Cook County.

Lake Park residents say they're pleased with Dean's decision. "Not as many people live around the Cecil area, there's not as much wildlife to be disrupted, and overall, it's just a better location from a number of standpoints," said Tyson McLane.

If the race track is developed in Cecil, tourism officials estimate it could bring in 37 million dollars.

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