Cornwall Motor Speedway drops DIRTcar affiliation, goes independent

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CORNWALL – Cornwall Motor Speedway is dropping its affiliation with World Racing Group and will be going independent for the upcoming racing season.

Track management cite their desire to run the third edition of their long weekend program in October, called the Fall Showdown Weekend, which could not be done under an agreement with DIRTcar Northeast.

World Racing Group, based in North Carolina, runs three dirt track auto racing series: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, The World of Outlaws Late Model Series and The Super DIRTcar Series.

“After many discussions and negotiations … we were advised by them that to be under the DIRTcar sanction for 2022, we could not hold our October long weekend event. With the success we had during the first two editions, the decision was made by promoter Raymond Lavergne to become independent,” the track said in a statement Monday night.

CMS says the decision will have “minimal impacts” on racing teams and races will run under DIRTcar equipment rules to “avoid extra expenses” for teams.

Opening night at the track on Cornwall Centre Road is set for May 15.