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.
Wink (newly hooked track rider)
There is a plan to build an Autobahn-like course just south of KC. It looks to be awesome:
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:
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!