Risdon: Funding ‘not there’ for High Rock Raceway
By Steve Huffman
SPENCER ó Dave Risdon, the ousted former chief executive officer of High Rock Raceway, still hasn’t returned phone calls to the Salisbury Post.
But he did send a short e-mail to the Post Tuesday in which he admitted that securing financing was the biggest problem facing officials involved with the proposed raceway.
“I hope they can make a go of it, but the basic problem we have had is that the funding is not there,” Risdon said in the e-mail.
For years, at numerous public functions, Risdon insisted much the opposite, repeatedly saying financing was secured, always stating that grading at the proposed track north of Spencer was set to commence.
In early May, when members of the Spencer Board of Aldermen signed a 28-page municipal agreement involving the town and the track, Risdon said grading at the track would likely commence by the first of June.
Read more in Wednesday’s Salisbury Post and online at www.salisburypost.com.