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IMCA modified stock cars, like this one raced at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park Friday night, are the most common type to race at the Craig dirt track. After a modified race was rained out Saturday night, track owner Greg Kolbaba said he is hoping to reschedule it for the weekend of July 28.

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Craig-area dirt track gaining notoriety around Colorado

Despite a tough weekend of weather in Craig for dirt track racing, the Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park is enjoying improved success in 2012. The dirt racing track, in its second season of operation, has had good racer turnout in its June races. According to track owner Greg Kolbaba, the track is starting to get past some of the common concerns about a new track that can sometimes keep drivers away. “A lot of new guys like to wait on new tracks and here about them,” Kolbaba said. “This track doesn’t have all the things you have with most new race tracks. This track is hard. On new race tracks the dirt is usually softer and when you race on it, it gets all chunked up and eats your car. So guys don’t want to race there. That’s one of those things, it takes its own time to get past.”

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