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Old 07-15-2009, 10:01 PM
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Local Racers asking for Support!

The issue of building a 1/4 mile track is once again being discussed here locally. There was a large push back in 2006, that ultimately came up short due to close minded individuals on the local zoning board. The local racers are trying to bring the level of awareness up again. If you are a member of FaceBook, please take a moment to join the group

Here is a little background info posted by a friend of mine. I do know both of the guys involved in the incident as well:

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A certain incident that involved "street racing" has rekindled an awareness for needing a drag strip in our county

Drag Racers Say Track Is Needed, No Plans Of Stopping
Watch the video too. Andy is a good friend of mine, as is Mike (who was not on the video, but was the other ticketed driver)

Now, this is not to condone street racing, but rather to give us an outlet to which we can enjoy our hobby legally. For those of you who aren't aware, a gentleman by the name of Greg Sanford was willing to foot the entire bill to have a dragstrip put in a small town just outside of lincoln. He had the land bought and everything. Only needed approval to have a motorsports complex built specifically. After a few hearings (one of which our own local forum flooded with members to show for support), ultimately it was shot down. Not only do I and many of my fellow peers/gearheads disagree with this decision, but we will not give up on trying.

I created this Facebook group to help raise awareness again that there is tons of support to have a dragstrip built. I understand that none of you will probably be local or effect you in any way, but I'm sure some of you car enthusiasts can understand our plea for something that many of us find necessary to have. There are a lot of benefits to having this drag strip built, one of the biggest being money pumped into our city/county/state.

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:29 AM
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I see there is alot of dirt being moved out there, hopefully it works out this time.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:46 AM
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Authorities are tired of the illegal drag racing. The community is tired of it as well. Two things will happen the board members will be voted out. A new board voted in and the drag strip will then be built.

It is sad that it will have to come that. Another thing is sad that people can't see what good things can come from a successful motorsport complex. They can build a motocross track there, they can have a circle track as well. Money can be generated from taxes, outsiders coming into the town, eating and shopping, other bussiness would come like hotels, and stores and resturaunts.

The problem is having conservatives on the board. They don't like change especially in their small town.

Although bad things can come too, like more people illegally racing on the streets. If you think that won't happen come to my house on a sunday after the drag strip that is 10 minutes away closes. I get it all the time right in front of my house. But I found a solution, just have the county sherriff come hang out at my house after the dragstrip closes.

One day he impounded 6 tricked out bikes and 6 riders went home walking.
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UNL did a study that showed a local drag strip would bring in enogh revenue to equal one selll out husker game. Just that would be enough reason to pass it IMO.
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I hope that it works out for yall
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Best of luck man! I'm pullin for you guys! We tried that here and nothing! H3ll! we have an old dragstrip that was shut down about 10 years and in reality doesn;t need THAT much to be back up again and the local 'powers' would have none of it...
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