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Chad Kussatz, Wahpeton, N.D., Published May 30 2013

Letter: Fair board ruins the racing scene

I agree with letter writer Jon Bachmeier and his views of the current Red River Valley Fair Board management. How can the finest racing venue in the Upper Midwest not have races?

I wrote a letter to the editor a few years ago when the racetrack was again closing due to the easy way out of racing – just blame it on finances. A true statement verified by a 15- to 20-year racer and a track champion at this track, who clearly states that the problem isn’t the track, it is the idiots who run the fair, namely Bryan Schulz. It is a total mismanagement on his part to let the fine facility sit empty for any period of time during the summer.

I am sure the Grand Forks and Fergus Falls communities appreciate all of Schulz’s efforts, based on all the revenue that these racetracks make on Friday night. Fargo race fans deserve better than Schulz and his cast of followers. Maybe Schulz should sit on Interstate 29 or I-94 to count how many race cars drive through Fargo to go those communities every Friday night.

I know I spent at least $100 per race night for tickets, items at the race and supper at a restaurant in Fargo before the race. Now either Grand Forks or Fergus Falls gets the money. Too bad for Fargo. Maybe the Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead fans should find a way to oust the fair board and get rid of Schulz.

Bison and Sioux fans, be thankful that Schulz only has his eyes on ruining one best-in-class facility, because if he ran the Fargodome or The Ralph, Bison football and Sioux hockey would probably be playing somewhere else, or maybe if they didn’t make enough money, he would cancel them also.

Lastly, The Forum ran a short article praising Schulz for obtaining certified fair executive status. What they forgot to do is give him the even more prestigious award as biggest idiot leader of the fair board who ruined the Red River Valley Speedway. I can provide the award for him. Just tell me where to send it.