Little Valley Speedway will not be racing
Little Valley Speedway, the half mile dirt oval located at
the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, New York, will be shuttered
in 2018,ending a 20 year run. A number of factors led track officials to make
the decision to suspend operations, the chief one being dwindling car counts in
its signature division, the Super Late Models. In the past, it was not uncommon
to have fields of 25-30 and occasionally higher. That number has shrunk to 14-18
cars on any given night, and as the number of cars in that and other divisions
has dropped, the crowds have decreased, as well. Also, in recent years, finding
dates to race have become a challenge at the busy facility which hosts a number
of horse shows and its big event, the Cattaraugus County Fair, with the dates it
does have for racing often being in conflict with other area facilities. Add to
that the curse of the weatherman, which has seen more than half of the track's
shows rained out in recent years. As of now, the Board will evaluate its options
and the tenor of the sport through 2018 before making a decision on whether to
re-open in 2019. Track officials wish to thank all the race teams, sponsors, and
fans for their support over over the last twenty years.
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Little Valley Speedway is located in Little Valley, New York - home to the
annual Cattaraugus County Fair.
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