Blair said that he’s very delighted to have MRC in town this weekend.
“We’re very pleased to see them come to Springfield with their teams and crews,” Blair said. “It’s great for tourism, great for the fairgrounds, and great for the Springfield community.”
Teams from Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio are expected to arrive on Friday in preparation for the event.
The races begin at 8 a.m. each day.
The event will feature commercial vendors, designated parking, and handicapped access.
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Clark County Fairground is also set to host Wake the Lake 3 and Springfield F1 Powerboat Grand Prix on Aug. 9 - 11 at the Champions Park Lake. Last year’s Wake the Lake attracted about 5,000 fans.