Mixed emotions among Albany-Saratoga drivers about new surface

That process has been slow, so far.

"It's just not my cup of tea," said Ronca. "These cars are not meant for this [asphalt]. They're meant for the dirt."

"I don't like it more than the dirt, but I don't mind it," said Depew.

Still, the number of converts is starting to grow.

"It's taken a while for everyone to get used to it, but they're starting to get adjusted," said Ballston Spa native Ken Duell, a 33-year veteran Albany-Saratoga driver. "We've got some new guys who have never been here, but it's pretty much the same guys [from last year] and it's steadily growing."

Racing continues on a weekly basis at Albany-Saratoga Speedway through Sept. 10. Racing starts at 6:45 p.m. Fridays, and admission is $10 for adults, with children 12 and under free. For information, call 587-0220.""

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