Racing put resident on right track in life

Cassidy Speedway big part of racer's life.

To the Editor,

Re: Racer wants speedway reopened, Aug. 18.

I would love to see Cassidy Speedway reopen. I used to race there.

I think it’s a huge part for kids looking for an outlet. Myself, if I wasn’t so deeply involved with racing back when I was in my teens and 20s, I don’t know what sort of trouble I would have got myself into.

My dad stood behind me and helped me along. He could see this was the place for me to do crazy stuff, have fun, be part of a team and do it safely. It encouraged me to work so I could buy the parts I needed to fix and to run this car every weekend.

To be honest, I don’t think I would be the person I am today if I didn’t have Cassidy Speedway when I needed it the most.

I developed life-long friends and still do things with the friends that I met back then. I would love to get my son into racing and do all the things my dad did for me when I was at an age that I needed that the most.

Cassidy Speedway was a great place for families and brought my family closer together.

Dave Emmerson

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