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NEA Speedway race season postponed to May

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

The NEA Speedway has been in Poinsett County since the early 90s, but the track hasn't filled up with fans like it did in the past.

Now the track is having more issues and the start date for racing season this year has had to be pushed back.

Fred Edwards is the promoter at the track and said it's seen better days, and his goal is to make the track have even better days ahead.

Edwards said there are a lot of things that have to be repaired for the season to start and to get them done they need the rain to hold off.

The track needs work and they can't get the equipment out onto the track itself because it is so soft from the rain.

They have already added 2 feet of dirt to help build up the track, but Edwards said there is more work to be done.

"The vehicles and the equipment out here are in bad disrepair," Edwards said.  "The buildings were pretty much coming down around themselves, and you can see some of the improvements that we've made so far."

Some of the big improvements came to the concession stand and bathrooms, which were in extremely bad shape according to Edwards.

While there are a lot more repairs to be made, Edwards said he has gotten a huge amount of support from the racing community for help of which he is thankful.

The race season is expected to start on May 8.

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