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Albany racetrack prepares for grand opening

Bobby Childs, Manager Bobby Childs, Manager
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The newly renovated racetrack in Dougherty County is preparing for its grand opening.

Drag racers got a chance to test drive on the new track at US 19 Dragway. Officials installed new bleachers and re-surfaced the 660 foot track with concrete. Officials believe the new improvements will attract more people to the county and help the economy.

"You're going to see more people from New York, Texas, Florida, all up and down on the East Coast,” said Bobby Childs, Manager. “A lot of times when these guys come they come for a whole weekend. So you're talking about your motels are going to be filled up, your restaurants are going to be filled up."

The grand opening for the US 19 Dragway is March 7th.

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