09/23/2004 11:00PM

Charles Town set to race again


Charles Town Races in West Virginia was scheduled to resume racing on Saturday after a 10-day hiatus because of renovations to the racing surface.

Charles Town had been closed since Sept. 15 because of problems with the track's drainage system. Over the past 10 days, workers at the track removed the topsoil of the racing surface and added more base material in the hope of ridding the track of uneven spots caused by insufficient drainage, according to a spokesman for the track's parent company, Penn National Inc.

"We're looking forward to getting back to a regular racing schedule," said the spokesman, Eric Schippers.

Charles Town will make up its lost days of racing by adding races throughout currently scheduled cards, Schippers said.