Major announcements coming on Fort Erie Speedway

May 24, 2016

Credit Town of Fort Erie

The roar of race car engines is still a couple years away. However, Fort Erie's mayor says some major announcements are expected very soon on the $300 million Canadian Motor Speedway project being developed.

Credit Town of Fort Erie

Mayor Wayne Redekop said developers have filed approvals with the town regarding early site work that was required before the 65,000-seat NASCAR-like race track designed by champion former racer Jeff Gordon could move forward - including noise and environmental studies. Groundbreaking is expected later this year, he said.

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