Final preps underway in Greene County for Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

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GREENE Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — For the first time since 2000, the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza has a new home.
For years, it was hosted at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute. Now, it will be at Wagler Motorsports Park in lyons.

“At this particular point we’re just wanting to get a different area and kind of get out of the city,” said Dan Scheid, owner of Scheid Diesel.

Having the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza in Greene County is expected to draw in more visitors than the area has seen before.

“We’re really hoping that it’ll promote our tourism, to get people here that normally wouldn’t come to Greene County,” said Commissioner Nathan Abrams.

With COVID-19 still a reality, different agencies met Wednesday to discuss how they’ll make the event safe and successful.

“They’re expected to wear masks. The hand washing, social distancing, ll that is still in effect. So that’s one of the major changes, that we need to make sure all of that is in place the day of the event,” said John Bailey with the Greene County Emergency Management Agency.

According to the owner of Wagler Motorsports Park, this will be the biggest event he’s seen at his track and in Greene County.

“Some of the numbers I’ve been hearing are 7,000 to 8,000, Somewhere in that range. So they’ll be plenty for the area. We’ll be able to see how everything flows and if we can grow it for next year,” said Jeremy Wagler.

Scheid Diesel is happening the last weekend in August.

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