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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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New Track Proposed in Kansas City...

This is a repost from NESBA board, but is relevant to all track riders in the midwest... I have already email my support and would hope that any track riders here would take a couple of moments to do the same.

Thanks,

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There is a plan to build an Autobahn-like course just south of KC. It looks to be awesome:
http://www.middlecreekmotorsports.com/index.html

November 15 is a very important hearing where a Change of Use Permit (CUP) application wil be voted on. There is local opposition to the project on the grounds of noise and lack of economic impact.

If you want to get a sense of the tactics used by the opposition:
www.nospeedway.com

The analpgy drawn to development around Heartland Park (built on an abandoned military base) are misleading. There will be increased demand for hotels, gas stations, restaurants etc to support SCCA (sports car), CCS and club events like NESBA, given that the southern outskirts of KC are too far away to soak up that demand. Think of the hours and miles that you drive to spend money in a place you would otherwise not!

The group behind this project is very receptive to motocycle events being held there for obvious reasons. They are requesting support both locally and across the region and country to show the drawing power these events will have.

A key to the pro-track side of the argument is to convey to the folks considering this CUP the very high potential for bringing extra dollars into the area to revitalize the counties economy, create jobs and increase the tax base.

Please communicate your support for this project by sending an email to the Miami County Planning Director and copying the development committee:

Scott McCullough [email protected]

and cc [email protected]

This will ensure that the people who are trying to get the track approvedknow what support is being expressed toward their side, and reduces the chances of that support being played down (not that that would ever happen!!)


If you want more information straight from the drivers behind this project, you can contact

Cooper Weeks 816-308-4199

Please do this before Nov 15. thanks!

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Thats a long ass drive.
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8 hours, I make it all the time. I am from KC originally.

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8 hours, I make it all the time. I am from KC originally.
Honestly, you would be in a minority here. Both CCS and NESBA have tried unsuccessfully to do events at Hartland Park. For CCS, the only people who showed up were the ones gunning for easy pickings on championship points. Hartland park is a good 10 or so hours at least. For that drive, I could drive to Barber, VIR, Road Atlanta, or BeaveRun.

I'd like to see it happen though. If there are enough rich motorsports enthusiants in that area (are there?), it will pass. Just remember, this is only the first step. The second (and more difficult) is to find people willing to pony up the cash to help build it. Autobahn was on-off again for years before being built.

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No farther then going to Barber or Road Atlanta
sure... if you average about 100mph to road atlanta
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No farther then going to Barber or Road Atlanta

I don't think this place is going to compare to Barber or Road Atlanta. Jennings maybe.
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YOu have to listen to the sound clips at nospeedway.com F*ing priceless. These dudes are sitting in a field 3.5 miles out from the track and they are like "THIS IS AMAZING PEOPLE! YOU CAN HEAR THE NOISE IT IS SO LOUD! I AM CONFIDENT THAT PEOPLE WILL OPPOSE THIS TRACK AFTER THEY HEAR THIS."

And I swear you can't hear anything but wind noise.

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Looks like a fun track, im up for the drive, no big deal.

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No farther then going to Barber or Road Atlanta
Actually it is shorter
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Wink - Hello from another KC original, just relocated to chicagoland in July...

I wouldn't hold your breath on this one guys. But the good news is the KS speedway (just northwest of KC) has been doing *very* well and there is talk of a road course for SCCA events. Assuming they build the runoffs correctly this time (Heartland has none practically) we have a decent shot of getting some room for the bikes to stretch their legs...

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