I don't usually pass on rumors, but........While at the Turkey Derby on Sunday, my race watching buddy bumped into Cliff Krause and noted that in the past, announcements about next season were usually made during the Turkey Derby on saturday.
So he asked Cliff, " Any news about a lease for 2018 ? " Cliff told him there was a verbal agreement for a 2 year lease, but the track owners wanted to raise the rent, and also that the NJ State Police wanted removal/replacement of existing Armco outer "crash" barrier. Cliff told the owners he couldn't afford do both the same season. So, apparently the owners may temporarily relax their increased rent demands if the State police insist on the crash wall modernization being done for 2018. But if he state cops don't force the issue the rent increase will happen for 2018. Cliff also told my buddy that he hoped the issues will be resolved in time for an announcement on Wednesday (today). So lets all keep our fingers crossed for good news soon :-)