Wednesday, April 4, 2007

So Long Washington State, A Victory For Race Fans Everywhere

Real racing = 2, NASCAR's big-market money grabs = 0

Some terrific news today from ISC, who is dropping their plan for a race track in Washington State. Absolutely great news that NASCAR won't push for a track in an area of ignorant local politicians and people that won't support and grow the sport. This marks the second swing-and-miss for NASCAR after the Staten Island deal crumbled several months ago. I'm sure the latest propaganda "writer" on NASCAR.COMmunist is heartbroken Martinsville will be around for a few more years.

Also today, a design change for the COT will be made. Gee, that didn't take long. How do you not realize putting foam over exhaust pipes might not be a good idea?


marc said...

Not so fast buckoo!

ISC haven't "left the building" yet.

In fact with the help of the State's Governor their plans may shift north and closer to Seattle in Clark County.

thecatfishshow said...

I wonder if they'll sell Starbucks instead of Budweiser at the track (assuming it gets built)? I just think Sonoma is close enough given how far away Washington is from... everything.

Anonymous said...

While true that Seattle and Washington is full of gutless short-sighted politicians, we do have a pretty substantial fanbase. We have been trying to compete with a pitch for $530m to build a new arena for the Sonics but that has become the usual debacle and is about to fail. What that hopefully does is make the Nascar proposition look much more do-able. Our political "leaders" are going to look especially pathetic when we lose our 40 year old franchise, and might need something big to make up for it. We'll see next year.