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Jason Davis, of Grand Junction, races his late model stock car at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park Saturday night. Davis was one of two late model drivers in attendance, and won the race in convincing fashion.

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Thunder Ridge brings good show to Craig Saturday night

Dirt track racing is still trying to get over the economic hump. Saturday night was a more successful one at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park, with 14 cars, five races and large crowds sticking around throughout, but track owner Gregg Kolbaba knows there is still potential for more. “It felt like a regular race,” Kolbaba said. “If we had the car count up things would actually be pretty good.” The biggest draw for the night was meant to be a race of late model cars, a variety that is more powerful than the hobby and modified stock cars most commonly seen at Thunder Ridge. Kolbaba said he had seven late model drivers who had told him they would be there, but only two showed up.

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