Citrus County Speedway cancels remainder of the Season
Speedway lease owner and promoter Gary Laplant announced today that he will have to cancel the remainder of the season at the 1/4 mile speedway in what will be a time of health recovery and a reorganization of things at the speedway.
" I hate to do this, but my health from the stress of the last couple months of personal family issues, rain outs at the track and business issues, I just have to step back and get my health back in order and reorganize here at the speedway. I am working on future plans and options but I have to reorganize somethings and I will announce all of that as soon as possible in the next month. My plan is to be back open in 2015, but what all that will be I have to work out.
I know people are affected by this including my staff, the racers, crews, families and fans, but I am physically and mentally in need of some time to regroup, and the effects of rain outs has hurt the financial aspect here and I have to regroup. I am sorry to all that are effected and I will try to do all I can to get back in shape and to do what is needed to move forward here, what ever that turns out to be. I love racing and care about this speedway and the people who have been loyal and really worked hard for and with me. I would ask for your prayers as I work on my health and for this situation as I make decisions for the future, I would appreciate it very much." stated Laplant.
Laplant invested a bunch of funds to repair and get the facility ready to race for the 2014 season, and much was done to the track. This is a situation that no one wins, it does not help racing to have a track close, specially to the people around the Inverness facility. So they will work to get back open for 2015.
More information will be released over the next few months of the plans and future going forward for the historic fair grounds speedway. Details will be updated on the tracks website and other media outlets.