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Yet another drag strip soon to be gone?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Leadsled51, May 22, 2013.

  1. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
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    I just found out that Marion County International Raceway in Marion, Ohio is now up for sale, according to their web site. Let's hope some developer doesn't buy it and build some stupid condos. Maybe we should all pool our money and buy it. They have the Funny Car Nationals in August, this might screw up an excellent event.

    Go here for info..... www.mcir.com
     
  2. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260

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    Sad to see all these drag strips closing down. If the Beech Bend strip in Bowling Green Kentucky ever closes, I'd really be bummed .
     
  3. chopper526
    Joined: Sep 12, 2010
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    from Phila., PA

    Have you inquired as to how much they are asking?
     
  4. Buy it, we can call it the HAMBstrip!

    Doc.
     

  5. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
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    No, I'm sure it's nothing I could afford....the last race track around here (Mansfield Motorsports Speedway) went for 700,000.
     
  6. Citizen caine
    Joined: Apr 28, 2013
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    So sad.
    Been to Marion a few times, hope we don't loose it
     
  7. ftroop
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
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    from Detroit

    I'm pretty sure you don't have to worry about codos there!
     
  8. diggerrick
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    from Ohio

    True dat! Out in the middle of nowhere - farm country.

    No condos, either... ;)
     
  9. Goldy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    That Sucks !!!!! I participate with a funnycar at the Midwest Funnycar Nationals. I will hate to see Denny Salzwinger lose that site for the event. They always have a good crowd there and those fans are great!!
     
  10. diggerrick
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 24

    diggerrick
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    from Ohio

    FWIW - I don't think Mark will shut it down completely.

    My best guess is that he would only open it for a few events a year, plus track rentals. It would be great for him to get another IHRA SportsNationals out there again.
     

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