Portman Industrial doesn't run racetracks.So who bought it? The guys who want to keep it a track or the other buyers who want to destroy it?
That petition ain't gonna do shit. They, need to be showing up to city council meetings, etc...like we did when we defeated Walmarts plan to build a supercenter 1/2 mile away, from their current one. One the same fuckin street and right outside of an upper class neighborhood. It wasn't just the neighborhood who didn't want it. No one did. So, we pushed back and Walmart withdrew their project and won't be building here. There wasnt a single name on some bullshit petition because we actually did something about it and didn't just virtue signal by signing a bullshit petition that does nothing and makes you feel good axbout doing nothing.
This was in a city the same size as the one PBIR is located in. We have a population of somewhere between 60-70k, just like them. They need to get off their asses and do something instead of signing a bullshit petition.
The people involved that want to keep it a track met with allot of people on the 12th floor (that would be Mayor, and many commissioners) and all things are looking very good. But that does not mean you stop supporting are asking what can i do to help..
When I was with the FHP in 1986 I landed one of their 172 Cessna RG aircraft there. Been going there since 1977 when I moved to South Florida to work at Eastern. They showed the Drag Racers what they think of them when we lost the parking and the stands on the left side of the strip to expand the road course.
We all knew when that happened that we were in danger of loosing another track and here we are, the same thing happened to Miami-Hollywood back in 1989 and that was a much better venue then PBIR! Developers and their cash cannot be stopped! Dave
I was there in June for the No Prep Kings event. Racers were complaining how small the pits were for the trailers. The whole place felt log jammed and not really able to host big events well.
I had last been there for a large Import event that also used the North side of the track for spectator parking, car show, and vendors. They don't seem to offer that anymore so everything is crammed on the Southside of the track. Didn't think I would go back again but now I guess that won't be an option anyhow.