Something new has been added at the Ross County Fairgrounds, that should excite the fan of Supercross and Motocross racing.
Scott Plessinger of Race Ohio MX has constructed a new Supercross track and added to the existing Motocross track in preparation for the July 5th-10th ChillitownMX Classic.
Litter Media’s Mike Smith interviewed Scott Plessinger as construction was underway (June 24th) at the Ross County Fairgrounds, as they talked about what the new tracks will bring for the upcoming July event and beyond.
Watch our Litter Media YouTube interview by clicking below:
A new animal building is being added to the Ross County Fairgrounds. The building is being funded by a grant from the State of Ohio’s Biennium Budget and Capital Funds from the Ross County Agricultural Society. The building will be 50 feet wide and 150 feet long and will serve as the Small Animal Show Arena.
Shows could include species of Rabbits, Cavy, Poultry and Dogs.
The building was designed by Sunrush Construction and construction is being supervised by the Society’s Building Committee chaired by board member Barry Haubeil.
“It’s another great addition to the Ross County Fairgrounds to better serve the county’s youth and exhibitors.”
The Society (Fair Board) is also currently fundraising for two additional new building projects, a covered Equestrian Complex and a multi-service Commercial Building/Event Center.
The future of the Easy Rider Rodeo at the Ross County Fairgrounds appears to be over, after almost three decades.
Ross County Fairboard President Brad Cozenza provided Litter Media with the following statement that he sent to the Easy Rider Rodeo organization following a recent meeting of the Ross County Fairboard.
“During the November meeting of the Ross County Agricultural Society, the board discussed the issuance of an additional contract for the Easyrider Rodeo event which has been held at the Ross County Fairgrounds for over thirty years. At the meeting, Ross County Sheriff George Lavender and members of his command staff addressed the board and provided a video of drone footage of this year’s Rodeo. During the sheriff’s comments, he described a situation that took place this year during the event that he felt put the lives of his deputies and possibly the community at large in a life threatening situation. He also stated unequivocally, that he, nor any of his department going forward would provide security services during another Easyrider event. He made it clear to the board that he was in no way intending to sway the board in making a decision to not continue to allow the event on the fairgrounds only to point out his concerns for the community and to state his department would no longer provide security. He did state that if the board decided to continue providing a venue for the Rodeo, his department would respond to calls as provided by law but would not assist in the security portion of the event.”
“Prior to the meeting, We received approximately ten emails requesting the board consider allowing the event to continue which were forwarded to every board member. We also received a copy of an email sent to board member Gary Prater from Dusty Countryman who signed the email as the Chairman, Ice Sales Committee, First Capital Rotary, which was distributed to the board members present prior to the start of the meeting.”
“Eighteen of the twenty one voting board members were present at the meeting, including me, as president who is only allowed to vote in case of a tie. A motion was made by a board member from the floor and seconded, stating “to not offer Easyrider Rodeo a contract to hold their event at the Ross County Fairgrounds.” The motion carried, fifteen (15) agreed, two (2) opposed.”