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Car counts take speedy climb
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DARLINGTON - The car count has nearly doubled at the Lafayette County Speedway early this season due in part to the demise of another racing venue in the region.Jay Ethridge, the track's race director and promoter, said the speedway has seen an influx of drivers coming from outside Wisconsin since Freeport Raceway Park was demolished last fall. The car count has averaged 70 to 80 per night compared to 43 per night in 2011.An Orangeville resident, Ethridge raced and worked as a promoter at Freeport Raceway Park before making the switch to Darlington. "A lot of the Freeport guys have followed me to Darlington," Ethridge said.