Looks like my time at Spokane County Raceway

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  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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    ....has come to an end. The lease holder has decided to opt put of his contract with the county. From what I understand the county will only sign a year to year lease which is going to make it damn near impossible for anyone to want to sign a contract with them. Hopefully things change but I seriously doubt they will...this sucks. Really enjoyed being track side with all my camera gear...
     
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    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    That is sad. Any idea "reason?" Low income, ?
     
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    Dam that sucks Doug. Kim
     
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    MOPARMAGA FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    It's kinda a drive but come on over to renegade in Yakima
     
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    inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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    Craig finally had enough. He wants to enjoy his retirement. Craig found someone, who in his opinion, knew how to turn the place around. He presented the county his proposal, which was for a 3-5 year contract. County flat out said no, they only want to go year to year. If what I was told is correct there is no one else even remotely interested.

    I am working on putting all of Walla Wallas, as well as Renegades events on my calendar. Right now there is one hurdle to going to either track, my wife is on a med that really runs her immune system down the toilet so she has told me that until this Scamdemic lightens up some she really would prefer me not to go to either track. Renegade is a good 3.5 hour drive for me.
    Once I get all the dates in my calendar I am going to plan a trip or two.
    Luckily the local mx track likes me....and I enjoy being there.
     
  6. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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    @MOPARMAGA do you run at Renegade? If so please do let me know when you will be there, I will try and make it that weekend
     
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      Look for that race track to have a for sale sign on it. The county wants year to year contracts in case a sweet offer comes from a developer.
       
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      • Unconventional

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        Similar to Firebird in Phoenix?
        How many times have I seen that happen? :BangHead:
        The only one that was worthwhile was when Irwindale Raceway closed in '74? 75?
        Next thing you know there's a beer factory on the property :lol:.
        They wasted no time.
         
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        From gears to beers!
         
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        We didn't know until we got there that the nitro event we were going to see was dubbed "The Last Blast".
        Numerous race cars had "Miller Beer Sucks!" shoe polished on the cars. :lol:
         
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        Well that sucks to hear.
         
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        MOPARMAGA FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I'll be out there, but my car as of now won't be ready this season. I can talk to my wife about having a guest for the weekend, we have plenty of room & plenty of parking.
         
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        cosgig MoBro Inc. FABO Gold Member

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        And....another one about to bite the dust!
         
      • toolmanmike

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        Damn that sucks. You do such a great job with your photos.
        We have had issues with the local track but the new owners are making things happen. They host our event in August, and as a club, we help them with other events and track improvements. They have hosted some $25,000 to win events which brings hundreds of cars. They have an event with jet cars, funny cars, and the like. Things are happening.

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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Sure am sorry Doug.
           
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