New York State Fairgrounds (aka "Empire Expo Center") is the location of two oval tracks, an outdoor 1 mile cinder track and an outdoor, paved 1/10 mile track used by karts, quarter midgets, and microds. The big track is promoted by DIRT Motorsports, and the small track is used by various organizations. The outdoor track also features various figure 8 and demolition derby events.
In addition, there is an indoor karting track which is used twice a year for special events.
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The oval was first used on Setember 10th, 1903. It was used again in 1905 and from September 18th, 1909 through September 16th, 1911. After WWI, it operated from September 1919 through September 1st, 1941. After WWII, it operated in 1946, and from September 10th, 1949 to the present. A 1.5 mile ARCA road course event scheduled for July 14th, 1996 was cancelled.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 497. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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