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PIPESTEM, W.Va. (AP) -

An underused ice skating area at Pipestem Resort State Park has been converted into two race tracks for radio controlled cars.

Paul Redford, lodge parks administrator with West Virginia's state parks, says there weren't tracks for this type of recreation in the Pipestem area before the park staff decided to make the change.

Pipestem offers both a 450-foot dirt terrain track and a 277-foot concrete NASCAR-style oval. The tracks were designed with the help local radio control enthusiasts. The race tracks are located adjacent to Pipestem's Recreation Center. This area includes an outdoor pool, a par-3 golf course and driving range, disc golf course, mini-golf, tennis courts, and amphitheater.

The radio controlled race tracks are open for use at no charge.

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