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GoFundMe page set up to help Lakeside Speedway after flooding

Posted: 7:12 PM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 20:43:15-04
lakeside speedway flooded 6-3-2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mud and water after recent flooding has turned Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, into more of a lake than a racetrack.

To help return racing to the track, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to help pay for repairs.

In May, another round of relentless rains put the track underwater for a second time this year.

Owner Pete Howey and volunteers were able to pump out most of the water and repair buildings after the first flood in late March.

But the second round of flooding washed away all of the hard work of draining the track and building repairs, Howey said.

Howey said removing the water from the track has been a slower process this time, but hopes that problem is solved quickly.

He said the money raised will go toward everyday needs at the facility.

He hopes that cars will be speeding around the dirt track by mid- to late July.

To donate through the GoFundMe page, click here.