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Wires stolen from community track
SAMOA - The community is coming together to support the Samoa drag strip after it was vandalized Saturday.
The electric wire that runs the scoreboard and timing system of the track was taken. The wire is made out of copper that can be recycled for money. The Sheriff’s Department has a couple of unconfirmed leads on suspects at this time. Total damage is estimated at $5,000, but the community is offering to repair the damages so the non-profit drag strip can be up and running for the 2015 season.
"Since everybody's heard about this, the community, I can't say enough about it, has stepped up and I’ve had four electrical contractors willing to donate their time and labor to come out to fix this to guarantee us another season. So with that, we will have another season. The economy, with the way it is, I’m amazed that people can afford to do what they're going to do for us. We're not a priority to people's lives. I’m finding out maybe we are,” Danny Wright, President of Samoa Drag Strip, said.