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Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:09 am
by benk
Saw this article just now, anyone know anything or anybody? Road course, amphitheater, go carts, no mention of anything like piddly autox or rallyx.

https://oakridgetoday.com/2020/02/06/mo ... on-center/

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Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:13 am
by jcox07
Already working on it with the national office.

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 am
by flier129
jcox07 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:13 am
Already working on it with the national office.
Make it happen capt'n !!!


Auto-x could easily be done in a paddock area..... if it's somewhat flat.

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:26 am
by thrdeye
1000x1000 :D

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:29 am
by jcox07
Probably bigger than that Chris....

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:27 pm
by Scoob
Let's not be greedy. But let's also hope that islands are not part of that plan...

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm
by jcox07
They will probably be no islands at the race facility!

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:15 am
by jcox07
The meeting presenting this to the chamber of oak ridge is tonight at the oak ridge municipal building courtroom starting at 7pm and if you can make this meeting to show support of this venue it will make a difference.... I will be there in support of this facility being built. Thanks JY

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:20 am
by joe henslee
Resolution passed City Counsel to move forward with the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board (IDB), who is the custodian of the property at Horizon Center, ~327 acres of land.

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 am
by Scoob
Hurray!

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:07 pm
by ConeEater
Still a long ways to go, but it's a great step in the right direction.

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:52 pm
by MARKP
New article regarding the meeting last Monday. https://www.oakridger.com/news/20200213 ... ertainment


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Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:26 pm
by benk
MARKP wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:52 pm
New article regarding the meeting last Monday. https://www.oakridger.com/news/20200213 ... ertainment


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Haha, go figure. A mixture of the Govt being unable to make up their mind and commit and developers/writers/lawyers/publicists writing things in a specific language to gain the most favor from an audience then getting caught.

And we wonder why things of this magnitude rarely gain any traction. We'll see.

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:16 pm
by Brian
I received this email today if anyone's in a letter-writing mood.
Hi guys.  In case you haven't heard, the city of Oak Ridge is currently evaluating allowing a motorsports park to be developed in the city.  The company pushing the idea even plans to use a F1 track designer for the track.  If you can, please email your support to the city development board and city council at the links below.  Apparently they are getting more negative input than positive, and most locals thinking a motorsports park is a dirt track or something similar.  Also, please share if you know anyone else that might be interested (I'm sure Rick knows a few hundred....).

Development board: oridb01@gmail.com

City: citycouncil@oakridgetn.gov

Thanks maybe in a few years we'll have a close place to run!
On 3/17 the development board is having a special called meeting.  The agenda is below.  Would be best if you contact them before this meeting.

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
TUESDAY –MARCH 17, 2020 – 5 P.M.
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I. Call to Order - David Wilson
II. Roll Call - Samantha Royster
III. Approval of Agenda - David Wilson
IV. IDB Chair Comments - David Wilson
V. Motorsports Park Project - David Wilson
a. Presentation by Developer
b. Board Discussion
VI. Public Comments
VII. Adjourn

Re: Motorsports park in oak ridge

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 am
by Teufelshund
Bump. This would be awesome and input from the public is very helpful. Emails are great, and anyone that's able to attend the actual meeting and speak a few words of support during public input would also be very helpful.