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Northeast Arkansas race track closing doors

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
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POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A once popular Region 8 race track will close its doors for good.

According to a Facebook post by NEA Speedway, the facility will close immediately due to financial conditions.

The facility, located at 20071 Raceway Road in Harrisburg, had just recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Races from several states would come to the raceway on Saturday evenings.

According to the post, Fred Edwards Junior and his family said the last two race seasons have been difficult.

"It has cost us financially an embarrassing amount of money trying to make it turn around," the post said. "The hardest part is we'll miss our fans, friends and workers and the smiles of so many."

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