Alabama Motorsports Park

It's looking more and more like Mobile County will be home to a new motorsports park. Read more
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Kimberly Hinman

United States

#1 Oct 9, 2006
I think they should put the motorsports park in foley on the beach express.. Mobile is too crowded as it is and that would definantly improve the tourism in foley.... Mobile is too dangerous and I have heard alot of people say that if its in MObile they simply will not go....
Imangttia

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2006
I would like to have it in Baldwin County but not on the Foley Beach Expressway. Mobile has a very bad reputation for crime, in fact I was told by several people never to be downtown Mobile after dark. I'm sure Mobile's crime reputation is known far and wide and that is why I think a Baldwin County location would be better for the sport. People come to the races for fun and don't want to have to be looking over their shoulder for an ominous shadow.
July_born

Atlanta, GA

#3 Oct 14, 2006
The proposed motorsport park would be built in a barely developed part of Prichard nowhere near the high crime areas and miles from downtown Mobile. I think Mobile county would be the best location for the racetrack because it's near I-65 which makes it easier for racing fans from Tn , GA, NC and northern AL to reach the races. Mobile is the best strategic location because if it wasn't then Pensacola would be in the race for the racetrack. Mobile county has I-10 /I-165 /I-65 and several hwys that can accommodate 75,000 racing fans.
Imangttia wrote:
I would like to have it in Baldwin County but not on the Foley Beach Expressway. Mobile has a very bad reputation for crime, in fact I was told by several people never to be downtown Mobile after dark. I'm sure Mobile's crime reputation is known far and wide and that is why I think a Baldwin County location would be better for the sport. People come to the races for fun and don't want to have to be looking over their shoulder for an ominous shadow.
Derrick

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2006
The proposed motorsports park should be built near Bay Minette.I am a teen and I am intrested in real estate.I have watched what the Eastern Shore Centre has done tp 181 in Spanish Fort,Daphne, and Fairhope.If some thing like that could happen around hear that would be perfect.The Foley Beach Expressway has been thrown out and the only other opptions are the Prichard/Saraland Area and an unknow location along I-10.If it is built near Loxley it will steel do wonders for the Bay Minette community.The Park May only host events for a couple of weeks out of the year but that is enough to make a diffrence.Hotels,amusment,park s, and even malls could pop up in the area just because of this.
Tina Smith

Citronelle, AL

#5 Oct 30, 2006
Kimberly Hinman wrote:
I think they should put the motorsports park in foley on the beach express.. Mobile is too crowded as it is and that would definantly improve the tourism in foley.... Mobile is too dangerous and I have heard alot of people say that if its in MObile they simply will not go....
I think the motorsports park should go in Mobile,because Foley already has to much and its way more crowded than Mobile....Its a great location and would be great for Mobile
Tina Smith

Citronelle, AL

#6 Oct 30, 2006
Imangttia wrote:
I would like to have it in Baldwin County but not on the Foley Beach Expressway. Mobile has a very bad reputation for crime, in fact I was told by several people never to be downtown Mobile after dark. I'm sure Mobile's crime reputation is known far and wide and that is why I think a Baldwin County location would be better for the sport. People come to the races for fun and don't want to have to be looking over their shoulder for an ominous shadow.
Baldwin County is no better with crime than mobile,and down town is not that bad of a place.I would see people having a problem with the park if it was in downtown prichard,but it would be in a very good location and close to the interstate.If people across the bay dont like the idea of it coming to Mobile then they dont need to visit the park when its built.........
Imangttia

United States

#7 Nov 3, 2006
If they put the racetrack in Pritchard, people will need more protection getting into the race than the drivers wear during the race.
july_born

Chapel Hill, NC

#8 Nov 3, 2006
Imangttia wrote:
If they put the racetrack in Pritchard, people will need more protection getting into the race than the drivers wear during the race.
What would they need protection from? the mosquitos? The Univ of Mobile is right there in that same area of Prichard in the middle of the woods with 2000 acres right next to it waiting to be developed. If they built a university there then why couldn't they built a racetrack? The investors would not have consider that area if it was as bad as you are making it seem.. Don't forget that this racetrack is beening built for the gulfcoast region and not for Mobile and Baldwin county people.
Imangttia

United States

#9 Nov 4, 2006
july_born wrote:
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What would they need protection from? the mosquitos? The Univ of Mobile is right there in that same area of Prichard in the middle of the woods with 2000 acres right next to it waiting to be developed. If they built a university there then why couldn't they built a racetrack? The investors would not have consider that area if it was as bad as you are making it seem.. Don't forget that this racetrack is beening built for the gulfcoast region and not for Mobile and Baldwin county people.
Yea, that's what I see being arrested every night on the news of Mobile and Pritchard--"Mosquitos ".
FUJIMO 1

Cantonment, FL

#10 Nov 9, 2006
I think the hichway 59 area would be the best location for complex.It is about the same distance from Pensacola and mobile,would be great for the economy,community growth,and the fan base is already there.Just go to the races one Saturday night at Deep South Speedway just north of Interstate 10,that track is always packed.Racers would also come to this location from Pensacola, Milton,Panama City,Defuniak Sprigs,and Dothan Alabama areas,that probably would not or could not afford to race in Mobile.WAKE UP BALDWIN COUNTY,WE NEED TO BE HAVE SOMETHING BESIDES A BEACH. DONT LET MOBILE COUNTY STEAL THIS AWAY FROM US.....
july_born

United States

#11 Nov 9, 2006
Imangttia wrote:
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Yea, that's what I see being arrested every night on the news of Mobile and Pritchard--"Mosquitos ".
You see mosquitos being arrested on the news every night...wow! I guess you see flies digging ditches on the side of the road too..
Kimberly Barnett

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2006
Rumor has it the new track, Dale Jr. plans on building, is going to be located in Summerdale, Alabama. Somewhere near County Rd 32 and 83. I was told the reason this property was being offered is because few people live in this area, it will have no affect on our lives and there is nothing we can do about it anyway.

My husband and his family have owned land out here for over 17 years. Almost everyday, for 3 years, we use to ride out to the property, sit in the barn and talk about how one day we would have enough money saved to build our first home. Well we finished building our new home and moved in it June 2006. It is peaceful and quiet. You can still see the deer, fox squirrels and a lot of other wildlife that live out this way. At night you can sit on your back porch, listen to the owls and see millions of stars. You don't have to worry about traffic, loud noises or some stranger hurting your child. This is our home and our dream. This is how and where we want to finish raising our children.

I believe very much in progress when progress is beneficial to everyone. The only people I see benefiting from this will be the investors. I don't think itís right that we, and a lot of other families, may have to start over elsewhere.
A Seller

United States

#13 Nov 18, 2006
I know there are people who think a race track in Summerdale will effect there peace of mind. But peace of mind in Summerdale left a long time ago. It is getting harder and harder for the younger people who will be out future in Summerdale. I think this will help our community grow. I believe it will bring work to some that can't find work. I believe it will change Summerdale for the better. And for those that feel it will bring nothing but Drugs and that sort, open your eyes that is already here. Maybe this would keep our youth busy, give them something to do other than DRUGS. I am one that has been approched on The sell of my land, and yes, I am willing to do this, I believe in this. A lot of people will be loosing their homes to an Evacuation Road as Well, but there was never any pitition out to stop that. Oh, but that is to help the people right. Well this will help our youth for the future.
Kimberly Barnett

United States

#14 Nov 19, 2006
Why would anyone want to stop an evacuation route? An evacuation route is for emergencies and is beneficial to everyone. However, I do not see how a racetrack in Summerdale can benefit anyone. Yes it will bring more jobs into this area but it will also be bringing over 75,000 more people with it. From what I've been hearing, Dale Jr. wants to have something going on continuously at this track 12 months out of the year. It is almost impossible to get onto Hwy 59 during the tourist seasons. Can you imagine what the traffic will be like for the people that live in Loxley, Robertsdale and Summerdale if this track were to be built in Summerdale. Supposidly they are looking at property just north of the interstate. It seems to me that would be the best place to put a racetrack. That area is less populated and it's right off the interstate. The track in Summerdale would be almost 33 miles from the interstate. I think progress is great if everyone involved will stop and think about what the long term effects will be.
Nancy

United States

#15 Nov 22, 2006
We received via snail mail 11/21/06 an offer to buy our land for a part of the motorsport park. I live in Summerdale. If it isn't going to be built here, why are they trying to buy up our land? Wouldn't such a thing drive up the property values?
Kimberly Barnett

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2006
I think what they are doing is trying to find out who is for it and who is against it. I don't think anything has been set in stone. Will it drive the property value up? I guess that depends on whether or not a person wants to live close to a noisy racetrack. I think Dale Jr. needs to go door to door and talk to the property owners. That way he can see for himself who really wants it and who doesn't.
A Seller

United States

#17 Nov 22, 2006
It is looking like most people approached are willing to sell their property. So their must be more than you think that want this to happen.
There has been talk of lots of things happening, just like the evacuation route. Yes, it is needed I agree, but wait until that brand new home you just built and are enjoying so well, has to be dozed down so others can get out of here, which I agree is needed for safety, but it isn't a very good feeling to know that you may have to loose your home and the government will give you what they feel it is worth. Yes the evacuation benefits everyone except the one that lost their home. And they have had for over 25 years, that just don't seem fair either. But for the best of the people they are willing. Everyone that must looose their homes are willing to do this so our community can get out when we have an emergency. Why can't the community want to better our progress.
Kimberly Barnett

United States

#18 Nov 23, 2006
I did not mean to sound unsympathetic to someone losing their home due to eminent domain. Do I agree that the government has a right to come in and just take someone's property? NO. You work all your life to have something and then it's stolen out from under you. I have never and I never will agree with it. My husband is undecided when it comes to selling. Me, if I have my way, I'm not going anywhere. This is my home.

Click on or cut-n-paste the link below to read about eminent domain in Alabama.

http://bonner.house.gov/HoR/AL01/News/Columns...
sonier

AOL

#19 Nov 24, 2006
I would like to have a map on where the foley express will be going . Thank you.
Imangttia

United States

#20 Nov 24, 2006
A Seller wrote:
It is looking like most people approached are willing to sell their property. So their must be more than you think that want this to happen.
There has been talk of lots of things happening, just like the evacuation route. Yes, it is needed I agree, but wait until that brand new home you just built and are enjoying so well, has to be dozed down so others can get out of here, which I agree is needed for safety, but it isn't a very good feeling to know that you may have to loose your home and the government will give you what they feel it is worth. Yes the evacuation benefits everyone except the one that lost their home. And they have had for over 25 years, that just don't seem fair either. But for the best of the people they are willing. Everyone that must looose their homes are willing to do this so our community can get out when we have an emergency. Why can't the community want to better our progress.
There is an appeal process that allows you to go to court and request more money than the Government offers you for your property. Be sure to request a jury trial since people like you on the jury are very sympathetic to Governments taking land and usually will award you much more money than the Government originally offered. I hope for your sake that it doesn't come to that. Be sure to get a lawyer if and when that might become necessary.

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