- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) - One of upstate New York’s signature auto racing events is getting a new home.

Super DIRT Week will move next year to the planned Central New York Raceway Park north of Syracuse.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will invest $5 million to help develop the racetrack in addition to $2.75 million previously committed. Cuomo says the state also will pay for some marketing and promotion of the new facility.

The New York State Fairgrounds has hosted the five-day DIRT racing event for decades. But the state fair grandstand and racetrack will be demolished this year as part of a massive makeover of the fairgrounds.

The new raceway park is being built in Oswego County by Glenn Donnelly, who started Super DIRT Week more than three decades ago.

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