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Dirt track community mourns Richards, innovator

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C.J. Richards, the founder of the Champlain Valley Racing Association whose innovations helped reshape the landscape of Northeast dirt track racing, died Thursday at the age of 74. Richards had been in declining health for the last couple of months and was under hospice care at the time of his death. Last fall, Richards sold Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., and listed Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta with a real estate broker, citing health ...

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