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Updated: 08/23/2014 01:36:23PM

Track not up to ‘Speed’

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Racing enthusiasts who’ve been eagerly awaiting the sport’s return to a local track now have a bit longer to wait.

The new owners of the former Punta Gorda Speedway — Punta Gorda-based Haase Enterprises, who had planned to reopen as the Three Palms Speedway — owe two months of back rent, according to the Charlotte County Airport Authority. The lease, signed last October, stated they had nine months before they needed to begin paying rent, so they could have time for repairs to the site, which included a new fence and grandstands. That would have placed the payment in July.

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