Race car drivers, employees and fans were excited to return to their beloved speedway on Sunday. As YNN's Elizabeth Jeneault reports, the rain did not keep fans and drivers away.
NEW BREMEN, N.Y. -- The Adirondack International Speedway experienced some financial trouble about four years ago, resulting in the closure of the track. However, the track officially reopened on Sunday.
The unique track has plenty to offer its fans and drivers, including the asphalt track.
"I like asphalt racing because I'm big into NASCAR, pretty much, it's a little bit cleaner. More tires squealing," said Frank Fazio, Adirondack International Speedway's Race Director.
Usually, the asphalt serves to help keep races on schedule. That's because unlike dirt roads, the track doesn't get as damaged in the rain. Although, Sunday's rainfall proved too much for the asphalt. Some of the races had to be rescheduled.
Fortunately, the day still brought people together, and made them feel like they were part of the special racing family once again.
"When you work together you kind of, you know, become a family," said Paul Lyndacker, Adirondack International Speedway's Owner. "You get to know each other, what you want and do, and our styles for each person. It's great."
"I like working with the drivers. I really do. You know you get some that aren't happy, some that are happy, but before it's all done everybody gets along well and like Paul said we are like a family," said Fazio.
The races were rescheduled for October 19. The first race will begin at 12:15 p.m.