Lincoln County Raceway to close for the summer after this weekend's races

The Lincoln County Raceway will shut down for the summer following this weekend's races

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Following the races on Saturday, Aug. 3, the Lincoln County Raceway will be closing for the rest of the summer, and possibly indefinitely.

Terry and Bobbi Fletcher have been promoters for the raceway for the last three years, but due to lack of attendance, they have to decided to shut down the races for the rest of the summer, and they will no longer be promoters for the raceway.

"Well we've got a large family, we're ready to spend some time with our family, but it's been rough. We aren't getting the fans. There's a lot of good people out here as well. It's kind of hard to leave, this is home, it's family, but at the same time, it takes a lot of time and a lot of work, and not everybody understands the time and work we put into it out here. Sometimes it's just kind of hard," Bobbi Fletcher said.

Bobbi Fletcher hopes fans will come out this weekend for one last weekend of races.

"It's a great way to spend time with your family. It's not expensive. I just think it's a lot of fun, and a lot more families could enjoy it. I don't think a lot of people know we're out here, I've got that a lot. I don't know how else to promote it. We're on the radio, we're on the television," she said.

After three years, Bobbi Fletcher is not ready to leave the raceway behind.

"It's going to be an emotional ride to drive away, I'm sure I'll watch it disappear in my rear-view mirror," she said.

The Lincoln County Fair board will look to find new promoters for next year.

The gates will open at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for the races, and races start at 7 p.m. both nights. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children five and under.