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Economic boom on the way to Cordele with Speedfest 2015

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Speedfest 2015 kicks off Friday morning in Cordele at Watermelon Speedway. Everyone around town is excited about the crowds the race will bring in.

Hotels are expecting to be fully booked with the influx of tourists. Restaurant owners we spoke with are just as excited to be serving a few extra guests.

"They always bring a lot of people in Cordele. It's great for all the local businesses from the motels to the restaurants to everybody in town," said TJ's restaurant owner Robert Sears.

Festivities will start Friday morning at 10 AM.

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