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First Official Drag Racing Event on St. Croix in Years Set for Labor Day

Linda Straker | May 25, 2022

Members of the Committee on Youth, Sports, Parks and Recreation were told on Tuesday that the St. Croix drag racing track will resume racing in September and the first event has been tentatively set for Labor Day. The race track was damaged by Hurricane Maria, and was originally scheduled to come online in December 2020. “Unless we run into an unforeseen situation like we have difficulty with something, I see it being done by then,” Larry Jones, vice president of the Caribbean Drag Racing Association told senators. Mr. Jones, who was testifying on behalf of association president Arthur S. Hector, said the association targeted September 1 because of the current state of work taking place at the tracks.  When asked by Senator Carla Joseph to justify the timeline, Mr. Jones said it is based on the construction schedule. “Because of the repairs…

More Horse Racing Disappointment: Key Stakeholders…

Linda Straker | May 25, 2022

Visibly disappointed by the failure of key stakeholders in the horse racing industry to attend a hearing…

USVI Track and Field Athletes Win Gold, Set New High…

Staff Consortium | May 17, 2022

Several U.S. Virgin Islands track and field athletes recently participated in races on the U.S. mainland…

NBA and FIBA Handpicks Virgin Islander Kaden Gumbs…

Staff Consortium | May 14, 2022

The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation announced Friday that Kaden Gumbs has been chosen to participate…

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