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I know newspapers can get things wrong, but this might explain the sudden upgrades finally going through in the middle of the season. In today's Palm Beach Post Local section, Susan Moroso sold the business. She is retained as an advisor only and the only concession she got was they will keep the name Moroso. There are three Guys and they only had one guys name in the paper and I don't have a clue who he is. They are trying to open the weekend of October 19th.
Link: www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2008/08/29/a1b_moroso_0829.html

If I find out more I'll post it up. Meanwhile, pics that have being posted looks great, but what about the previously mentioned rumor of the track going IHRA??

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Nothing wrong with the track going IHRA, when I lived down there if you got two passes in a night it was a phucking amazing. When Immokalee opened I NEVER went back to Moroso, between the imports and the lack of track prep you could never make a decent pass anyway.

Now maybe the track will finally live up to the name.
 

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YES IT IS TRUE SUE SOLD HER 51% OF THE TRACK, THE RUMOR I'VE BEEN TRYING TO CONFIRM IS WHETHER OR NOT THE SAME THREE INVESTORS THAT BOUGHT MOROSO ALSO BOUGHT IHRA FROM LIVE NATION THE NEW OWNERS ARE RAY GRAZIOTTO , J C SOLOMAN , AND JOE LUEBECK:party
 

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Seven Kings Holdings

J C Solomon - Partnet and Chief Executive Officer

Raymond E. Graziotto - President and Chief Operations Officer

Joseph G. Lubeck - Florida Lawyer
 

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Derek ,
Here is the e-mail they sent out to people who actually "RACE" there ;). (I'm sure your dad received a copy) ..........
Charlie.....
PS ... Drag Radial...naww nevermind.......:rolleyes:



Leslie McKerns, Publicist
mcker[email protected]
561-305-4264
Kelly Birkenhauer, VP Sales
561-622-1400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Automotive and Racing Enthusiasts Purchase
Legendary Moroso Motorsports Park ™

Multi-Million Dollar Initial Investment in Track and Facility Upgrades at “All New Moroso
Motorsports Park”—

JUPITER, FL (AUGUST, 2008) – A triad of local automotive and racing enthusiasts, Raymond Graziotto, Joseph G. Lubeck and J.C. Solomon II, announced today the purchase of Moroso Motorsports Park ™. The partnership is making a multi-million dollar investment in track and facility upgrades to the legendary Moroso Motorsports Park ™, previously owned and operated since 1981 by the renowned Moroso racing family.

Initial changes include all new bathrooms and concessions, and a new track layout that will allow for simultaneous use of the new Road Course and Drag Strip. The “All New Moroso Motorsports Park” will reopen in the Fall 2008, under new ownership and management. Moroso Motorsports Park ™ will continue to be open to the public after its grand reopening at 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter, FL. For more information contact Kelly Birkenhauer, VP Sales, 561-622-1400. www.RaceMoroso.com

"We are very proud to have entered into this venture, building upon the legendary foundation that is the Moroso racing family history,” said Joseph G. Lubeck. “As automotive and racing enthusiasts, we know the all new Moroso Motorsports Park ™ to be the ideal motorsports property. We are also proud to announce the Palm Beach Driving Club which will create a Club environment for amateurs and enthusiasts to exercise their cars on a real racetrack.”

The new partnership team is collaborating with world-renowned track and amenities designers in the formation of a 5 Star landmark racing, family fun and tourism destination. Industry expert Wayne McMurtry is consulting for the All New Moroso Motorsports reconstruction project. McMurtry has a proven history developing premium drag strips. George Case, one of the most well-respected track operators in the country, is the new Vice President, Drag Racing Operations. The brand new Road Course is designed by in-house experts overseen by world-class Road Course Engineer, Martyn Thake. In addition, the Moroso Motorsports Park ™ team has employed Brian Prowell, a renowned Asphalt Engineer to design the surface of the Road Course for the application and the South Florida climate. The newly modernized Kart Center has made a myriad of changes aimed at servicing the rental Go Kart market.

“I am excited about the continuation of the Moroso legacy and am looking forward to my continuing role as a consultant and trusted advisor to the Park,” said former owner, Susan Moroso Strecker. “With the revitalization of the property, Moroso Motorsports Park ™ is a most luxurious and heartpounding experience for racing and family fun.”

Moroso MotorSports Park ™ Offers:

Moroso Motorsports Park ™ - 220 acres of wooded property in NW Palm Beach County, open
year round, hosting over 1,000 events, road races, concerts and festivals annually.
A 2.0-mile eleven-turn Road Course, an all concrete NHRA sanctioned ¼-mile state-of-the-art
Drag Strip, 8/10 mile Kart Track, RallyCross, Drifting and Pocket Bike facilities. Aluminum
spectator grandstands.
A newly reconfigured 40 foot wide, 2-mile Road Course, adhering to the highest FIA safety
standards, and featuring several areas of paved run-off. Soft wall barriers to compliment the
tire barriers and concrete walls. Road Course enhanced with the addition of lights to allow for
night testing as well as 24-hour around the course events.
A new all concrete Drag Strip, featuring concrete retaining walls extending all the way to the
shutdown area.
A Compulink Fiber Optic timing and scoring system, with new LED lights.
The Palm Beach Driving Club is a private equity Driving Club, the first of its kind in the
Southeastern United States.
Permanent rest rooms, concession stands, all new merchandising and souvenirs.
On-site Kart Storage, Service and Sales.
Private Coaching. “Street Smarts” Defensive Driving School. On-site Road Racing School,
and a 200' x 300' asphalt skid pad.
Phase II: Clubhouse, Locker Rooms, Private and Public Restaurants, and multiple lounges.
“Club Garages” – to accommodate the ultimate in convenient on-site vehicle storage.
A 40,000 square foot Drivers’ Pavilion offering a mix of private and public-use spaces for
visitors and racers. The Drivers’ Pavilion offers a complete country club experience with
Clubhouse, restaurant & bar for after racing socializing.
A “Members Only” portion of the pavilion with locker rooms and an observation deck.

Moroso Motorsports Park ™ is located on over 200 acres of wooded property in NW Palm Beach County.
With auto racing being the #1 spectator sport in the country, events at the Park draw an estimated one million people per year, with media coverage impacting several million more. Moroso Motorsports Park has previously created an economic impact on Palm Beach County and surrounding areas in excess of $25 million. The All New Moroso Motorsports Park has projected to double that figure. In addition to the myriad of motorsports events, the park is also used for parties, defensive driving schools, festivals, corporate ride and drives, concerts and racing schools.

Moroso Motorsports Park's Road Course hosts Championship Cup Series (CCS), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Radical of Florida Inc. Racing School, Skip Barber Racing School, the Ferrari Cavallino Classic, Porsche BMW Owner's Club (PBOC), the Florida Sportscar Championship - the first Moroso - produced Road Racing Series complete with a cash payout, as well as car club events, and television productions such as Pinks All Out and Miami Ink. In addition Moroso is open year-round for private rentals. www.RaceMoroso.com

Corporate Contact: Kelly Birkenhauer, Vice President, Sales, Moroso Motorsports Park ™
561-622-1400
Media Contact: Leslie McKerns, McKerns Development, specializes in strategic marketing, press and media relations [email protected]; www.mckernsdevelopment.com


Leslie McKerns
Strategic Press| PR | Marketing | Business Development
[email protected]
www.mckernsdevelopment.com
561-305-4264
McKerns Development
264 Cypress Trace
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
McKerns Development Press and PR | Strategic Press PR Marketing and Business Development
"Get the Great Press You Deserve"
 

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Derek ,
Here is the e-mail they sent out to people who actually "RACE" there ;). (I'm sure your dad received a copy) ..........
Charlie.....
PS ... Drag Radial...naww nevermind.......:rolleyes:
Something on your mind? Don't be shy, stating why the I never went back there is a problem for you? Shit I'm happy that they are finally doing the right thing by the facilty. Your powers of perception are seriuosly lacking.
 

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Something on your mind? Don't be shy, stating why the I never went back there is a problem for you? Shit I'm happy that they are finally doing the right thing by the facilty. Your powers of perception are seriuosly lacking.
As is my ability to spell SERIOUSLY!
 

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when I lived down there if you got two passes in a night it was a phucking amazing. When Immokalee opened I NEVER went back to Moroso, between the imports and the lack of track prep you could never make a decent pass anyway.

Drag ,
There is nothing wrong with my perception . If anything it is quite exacting.
Having made my first pass at that track in the mid 1970's When it was "Palm Beach International" or "Rupp's Rodeo" as we called it . And winning the last Quick-16 this year before construction began , you'll have to forgive me if i say between those time's i have never seen your "1+ second off the pace drag radial" car ever make a pass there .
You from your position of key board racer make a statment that the norm was "lucky to get two passes a night" . That's brilliant . It either implies that they are so busy that you only get two runs or is it that you think that race tracks rain or oil themselfs down without any outside help....Did you ever jump the wall and grab a broom to speed things up ?
From EXPERIENCE I can tell you that at one event I raced Villain281's dad in the final of combo as well as R/U in the Q-16 race on the same day , so if you do the math 2 time runs , 8 rounds , 2 qualifing runs and 4 rounds ... 16 runs in one day......
As far as not being able to get down the track , I have been mid 6's and over 200 mph on more than one occasion (decades). Matter of fact go on their web site and look at the results , you will see where the "winners" can run within thousanths . My sugguestion would be to work on your car , even if it it easier to go on a open to the world forum and complain .
Your comment obout there being to many imports leads me again directly to the fact that you dont race , cause here's a shocker , the people who own most of the imports are latin's from Miami , and most of them dont race either . They go on amature night .
So in the end , I really have to go with the theory that you are an amature on many fronts , passing judgment on a professional enterprize . Problem is , there are many gullible people out there that possess a less that keen "perception" that might actually believe you know what your talking about.....!
Chazinator.....
 

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Actually the biigest problem I had or saw was the return road and lane stacking that made it impossible to return to you pits if you were on the East side. I sat one Friday night T & T at an NMCA event way back for 2 hrs trying to get back. Car got hot and ended up pushing it. And wait, push a little and wait. Never went back after that. Then they moved it to the other side and still a clusterphuck unless your parked on that side.
I hope they do Redsign it.

I can remember when the track did hook.
 

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Drag ,
There is nothing wrong with my perception . If anything it is quite exacting.
Having made my first pass at that track in the mid 1970's When it was "Palm Beach International" or "Rupp's Rodeo" as we called it . And winning the last Quick-16 this year before construction began , you'll have to forgive me if i say between those time's i have never seen your "1+ second off the pace drag radial" car ever make a pass there .
You from your position of key board racer make a statment that the norm was "lucky to get two passes a night" . That's brilliant . It either implies that they are so busy that you only get two runs or is it that you think that race tracks rain or oil themselfs down without any outside help....Did you ever jump the wall and grab a broom to speed things up ?
From EXPERIENCE I can tell you that at one event I raced Villain281's dad in the final of combo as well as R/U in the Q-16 race on the same day , so if you do the math 2 time runs , 8 rounds , 2 qualifing runs and 4 rounds ... 16 runs in one day......
As far as not being able to get down the track , I have been mid 6's and over 200 mph on more than one occasion (decades). Matter of fact go on their web site and look at the results , you will see where the "winners" can run within thousanths . My sugguestion would be to work on your car , even if it it easier to go on a open to the world forum and complain .
Your comment obout there being to many imports leads me again directly to the fact that you dont race , cause here's a shocker , the people who own most of the imports are latin's from Miami , and most of them dont race either . They go on amature night .
So in the end , I really have to go with the theory that you are an amature on many fronts , passing judgment on a professional enterprize . Problem is , there are many gullible people out there that possess a less that keen "perception" that might actually believe you know what your talking about.....!
Chazinator.....
Apparently you are a 'NEWBIE' outside the BRACKET RACING WORLD and haven't done an research on DR before you posted? I wouldn't consider him a keyboard racer. bwahahahahahahahahahaha.
Big difference between a chassis car with a big tire and a limited tire car with a limited chassis and having a track that is taken care of and hooks.

FWIW: Load Brain before shooting off mouth. ;)
 

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NEWBE or OLDTIMER doesn't mater the fact of it is they are doing some much needed renovations that all of us will benefit from. I can't wait. Rod
 

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Drag ,
There is nothing wrong with my perception . If anything it is quite exacting.
Having made my first pass at that track in the mid 1970's When it was "Palm Beach International" or "Rupp's Rodeo" as we called it . And winning the last Quick-16 this year before construction began , you'll have to forgive me if i say between those time's i have never seen your "1+ second off the pace drag radial" car ever make a pass there .
You from your position of key board racer make a statment that the norm was "lucky to get two passes a night" . That's brilliant . It either implies that they are so busy that you only get two runs or is it that you think that race tracks rain or oil themselfs down without any outside help....Did you ever jump the wall and grab a broom to speed things up ?
From EXPERIENCE I can tell you that at one event I raced Villain281's dad in the final of combo as well as R/U in the Q-16 race on the same day , so if you do the math 2 time runs , 8 rounds , 2 qualifing runs and 4 rounds ... 16 runs in one day......
As far as not being able to get down the track , I have been mid 6's and over 200 mph on more than one occasion (decades). Matter of fact go on their web site and look at the results , you will see where the "winners" can run within thousanths . My sugguestion would be to work on your car , even if it it easier to go on a open to the world forum and complain .
Your comment obout there being to many imports leads me again directly to the fact that you dont race , cause here's a shocker , the people who own most of the imports are latin's from Miami , and most of them dont race either . They go on amature night .
So in the end , I really have to go with the theory that you are an amature on many fronts , passing judgment on a professional enterprize . Problem is , there are many gullible people out there that possess a less that keen "perception" that might actually believe you know what your talking about.....!
Chazinator.....

WOW I am blowen away by the fact that there is someone who is actually standing up for moroso, you are probably the one and only. I have been racing there for 14 years and have watched it go down hill fast. Hopefully the new owners well turn things around and moroso well be a great place to race again.
 

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There were many problems with this track. Im glad they finally did the renovations, it needed it years ago. I for one wrecked my car there 4 years ago do to track prep. I hit the wall around the 1/8th and I had firends also wreck there and had aeven worse wrecks then me. Susan never cared about the racers just the money. I was shocked that they spent money on a motorcross track and not targeting the 1/4 mile that needed the attention. I hope that now the track can bring down some fast cars and keep it safe. I remember when Pat Mucie wrecked his car there and said he would never come back because thta was the worse track he ever ran on. That should of been a wake up call but it was not. Hats off to them for finally doing somehting about it. This will bring back a ton of racers for sure...
 
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