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By Lou Marzeles

Maryhill Festival of Speed head calls it quits


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SPEED NO MORE?: Just when it seemed Goldendale was embracing the Festival of Speed, its organizer says he won't bring it back.

After a decade of being one of the highly visible events in the field of downhill speed racing, the fabled Maryhill Festival of Speed (FOS) has hit a stop sign.

The Festival's organizer, John Ozman, has announced through his Facebook site that he will not be part of bringing the FOS to town.

In a post on Facebook dated Dec. 8, Ozman stated: "It's come to a time in life where I need to make a change and move on to other ventures, so I would like to let you know I have decided not to organize Maryhill Festival of Speed (FOS) any longer."

Ozman went on to thank several people and organizations for their help and support over the decade of the event's history. "It's been a great 10 years and...

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