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Onondaga Race Fans Fight to Keep Dragway Open

Funds Pour In: More Than $70,000 Raised In Two Weeks and Donations Aren't Stopping

Posted by Lansing Integrity at 9:04am 4/8/19

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The fight continues as race fans haven't stopped pouring funds into a GoFundMe and even poured onto the streets of mid-Michigan on Sunday to show their support for saving Onondaga Dragway.

Three hundred cars paraded from the Mason Meijer parking lot, down US-127 to Onondaga Tavern on Sunday as part of a cruise-in to protest Onondaga being forced to close.  Organizers had hoped for 30.

The GoFundMe hoped to collect $10,000 to encourage the track's lawyer to continue fighting on its behalf after a court of appeals setback; another in a six year legal challenge that supporters of the dragway have endured.  A Hemmings article details the history of the track and fight to keep it from closing for good.

By the way, that GoFundMe has now collected more than $70,000.  The goal is now $500,000; money that will be used to pay the more than $300,000 in legal fees the track already owes.

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This past weekend would have been opening weekend for the track, but for fear of a temporary restraining order should it choose to open -- more legal fees --  track spokesperson Marcie Seavold said it will stay closed "until we can be sure to avoid the TRO."

WLNS-TV rode along for the cruise-in, offering a glimpse into why Onondaga Dragway is so special to so many people.

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