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June 16, 2014

County makes mistake in not backing autocross application

— Can somebody please explain how the Allegany County commissioners failed to support the National Road Autosport LLC’s application to the Federal Aviation Administration to continue their autocross events at the Cumberland airport (“Authority puts brakes on airport autocross racing,: June 15 Times-News, Page 1A)?

Over its history, the economic impact of these six two-day events held each month from May through October, has been conservatively estimated to be in excess of $1 million.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and the FAA paved the way for NRA to resume using airport facilities, to the benefit of both the local economy and the airport itself, yet the commissioners said “No.”

Participants traveled from all over the mid-Atlantic to enjoy the unique airport autocross experience, and the hospitality of the Cumberland region.

I, for one, made my way from the Baltimore area at least five times a year for these events.

Somebody has cut off his nose to spite his face. I’d love to hear why.

Dick Wallace

Lutherville

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