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Shake up at the racetrack

During a press conference Monday, Jeff Saunders, a race fan, and Sheri Tarr, who had subleased the oval track at Spokane County Raceway Park, have words with Craig Smith, who operates the Spokane County Raceway complex

Financial losses have triggered a management shake-up at Spokane County Raceway.

Craig Smith, manager of Raceway Investments, said the oval’s operator fell “significantly behind” on rent payments.

Money problems between the private businesses mounted after tight liquor rules prohibited the sale of beer inside the oval race area this season.

Full Blown Promotions, the mother-son business team of Sheri Tarr and Brycen Tarr, ran the oval and held their last race on Saturday. “We are a family that loves racing,” Sheri Tarr said on Monday. “I put a lot of money into it.” Mike Prager, SR Full story.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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