me, myself and I

Chicago, IL

#22 Jun 4, 2012
tommy f wrote:
If they got rid of it, would majority of Highland care? Im listening to it right now and it is deafening. I can barely hear anything else. I would not be sad if they got rid of it.
If you don't like noise, why on earth would you buy a house next to the race track??

If you don't like the smell of a pig farm, would you buy a house next to one?

This is a pretty big business for Highland. Obviously, the track would be missed by the thousands it effects. The workers of the concession stand, track officials, drivers, crew, and fans.

Have you seen the trailers they haul the cars in now? Not cheap.

Here's a challenge, go to the races and see for yourself the work that goes into this, and the enjoyment it brings to the people (specially the kids,) and then step back and try and guess how much $$$ is brought in on a single night.

I don't go as much as I used to, but still go a couple times a year.
learn from your mistakes

United States

#23 Jun 4, 2012
Did u read before u posted? Thy have a muffler rule there already and they also have a curfew that they do abide by. All you cry baby bitches keep on whining cus I'm laughing my ass off at you ;). I have one of the loudest cars in my class just for ya and guess what... You are going to hear it the rest I this summer and many more to come. 8D
People have been bitching for as long as I can remember but guess what.. It's still there and runnin stronger than ever even with our Obama inspired economy and guess what. It's not going anywhere LMAO
learn from your mistakes

United States

#24 Jun 4, 2012
You are the smartest sounding person on here so far ^
radio man

Girard, IL

#25 Jun 4, 2012
People used to not complain like they do now. Everywhere you look their protesting something,what the hell's wrong with people today? I live in the area of the racetrack and I don't go to races and don't really care for racing but I am not going to make an ass out of myself by bitching about it.
Race Fan

New York, NY

#26 Jun 4, 2012
Racing blows wrote:
There was syphilis in town before me too but that dont mean I want it.
Then move to another town! That track was there first and they have every right to race. They do fund raisers all the time, raising money for things such as the most recent death of Dennis Beard. They money they make at the weekly races also helps pay for the Madison County Fair. GET OVER IT CRYBABY!!!!
Race Fan

New York, NY

#27 Jun 4, 2012
What wrote:
Really the race track is big. When Highland was a small town it was fine. Now with people working over night shifts and on weekends, it really can be pain in @ss. I wish it would just be open for the fair. There is enough places for the out of town hicks to chase their NASCAR dream rather then fing up my sleep. Go away please race track.
Ps when I moved here it was in the winter, no races were happening and the realtor did not mention it.
Then blame your realtor, because they should have told you.
Racefan88

United States

#28 Jun 4, 2012
I have been going to the races for over 30 years. Everyone is complaining about the noise and how they should shut the races down. My question to all of you is what do you do on a Saturday night. I know for a fact that my son lives for the races and this something that we can do as a family. We have also made alot of friends by going to the races. I am sorry that your realtor didn't tell you about the races but the racetrack has been there for over 50 years. It does bring in income to the city every Saturday night withe people buying gas, food, etc. Everyone has a sport or activity that they like and this is one that needs to stay in Highland.
Agree

Chicago, IL

#29 Jun 5, 2012
Whoa hoss, put the Mountain Dew down, get a fresh dip, and back away from the keyboard take a deep breath and settle down. Why can't they race during the day? I would like to see how much of the city funds it takes to maintain and service the racetrack lights. What do I do on a Saturday night. Well if I am not working, I usually am sitting in my house with the windows shut, ac on ( even if it is just 70 degrees) and the tv up loud. I don't live close to the track but it sounds like it is out my back door.
TylerP

Edwardsville, IL

#30 Jun 5, 2012
You all are way over dramatic! One night a week from around April to September, suck it up!
Race Fan

New York, NY

#31 Jun 5, 2012
Agree wrote:
Whoa hoss, put the Mountain Dew down, get a fresh dip, and back away from the keyboard take a deep breath and settle down. Why can't they race during the day? I would like to see how much of the city funds it takes to maintain and service the racetrack lights. What do I do on a Saturday night. Well if I am not working, I usually am sitting in my house with the windows shut, ac on ( even if it is just 70 degrees) and the tv up loud. I don't live close to the track but it sounds like it is out my back door.
They can't race during the day. How would you keep the track wet? The 90 degree sun beating down on the dirt would dry it out before you could get around it twice with a water truck. Give it up, they're not going to quit racing just to please the few cry babies. They didn't race last Saturday, so maybe you should have planned a bbq with your friends and family that night. Maybe if you need to sleep those 6 hours every Saturday night, you should sleep during the DAY. Then come to the races after your nap.
farmgirl

Pocahontas, IL

#32 Jun 5, 2012
Agree wrote:
Whoa hoss, put the Mountain Dew down, get a fresh dip, and back away from the keyboard take a deep breath and settle down. Why can't they race during the day? I would like to see how much of the city funds it takes to maintain and service the racetrack lights. What do I do on a Saturday night. Well if I am not working, I usually am sitting in my house with the windows shut, ac on ( even if it is just 70 degrees) and the tv up loud. I don't live close to the track but it sounds like it is out my back door.
The racetrack pays for their utilities and upkeep the same way you would on your private property. The city of Highland does not supply it for them. I am sorry that racing is not something that you enjoy. Everyone has different sports or things that they enjoy. I live near an interstate, please let me know who I can complain to about that noise.:) It is just like living near a train track you eventualy get used to it. We don't all have to enjoy the same things. And remember you can't pick your neighbors, but you can change your address anytime you want to. I am sorry that your realtor did not let you know there was a racetrack in Highland, but I personally would have done research on a town before I moved to it.
get a life

House Springs, MO

#33 Jun 5, 2012
Race Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
They can't race during the day. How would you keep the track wet? The 90 degree sun beating down on the dirt would dry it out before you could get around it twice with a water truck. Give it up, they're not going to quit racing just to please the few cry babies. They didn't race last Saturday, so maybe you should have planned a bbq with your friends and family that night. Maybe if you need to sleep those 6 hours every Saturday night, you should sleep during the DAY. Then come to the races after your nap.
That's what we did and was very relieved that we didn't have to sit outside and yell at each other when we were trying to talk. thank you to the racing people for giving us one Saturday night a summer that we could enjoy the priviledge of using our back yards without the noise. I certainly wouldn't want to inconvience any raceing fans.
Race Fan

New York, NY

#34 Jun 5, 2012
get a life wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what we did and was very relieved that we didn't have to sit outside and yell at each other when we were trying to talk. thank you to the racing people for giving us one Saturday night a summer that we could enjoy the priviledge of using our back yards without the noise. I certainly wouldn't want to inconvience any raceing fans.
No worries here, no inconvenience for us, just wishing we hadn't had a night off from racing. Seriously, if you don't like it, MOVE. The race track was there before you! So "GET A LIFE". We have a life, it's RACING! Thank you City of Highland for keeping the track open.
Race Fan

New York, NY

#35 Jun 5, 2012
Oops, sorry. Accidently hit post comment twice.
Agree

United States

#36 Jun 5, 2012
People have to realize timed are changing, people work during the weekend. I I wonder if the liberal city politicians ever looked at the environmental harm the race track is creating:)
Asking

Saint Louis, MO

#37 Jun 5, 2012
Who pays to have police officers and EMT's at the races so when all the dipshits fight each other every single weekend??? Last I checked those services cost taxpayers. I would like to know an exact number for that and how much the races supposedly bring in to town. Dont property owners around the racetrack have rights too?
farmgirl

Pocahontas, IL

#38 Jun 5, 2012
Asking wrote:
Who pays to have police officers and EMT's at the races so when all the dipshits fight each other every single weekend??? Last I checked those services cost taxpayers. I would like to know an exact number for that and how much the races supposedly bring in to town. Dont property owners around the racetrack have rights too?
The racetrack hires security and emt's to be at each and every race. Again that is no cost to you, it is hired out and paid for by the racetrack.
farmgirl

Pocahontas, IL

#39 Jun 5, 2012
Asking wrote:
Who pays to have police officers and EMT's at the races so when all the dipshits fight each other every single weekend??? Last I checked those services cost taxpayers. I would like to know an exact number for that and how much the races supposedly bring in to town. Dont property owners around the racetrack have rights too?
There are also not fights every weekend! It is a family oriented sport. You should go and see what it is all about before you are so quick to criticize.
Racefan88

United States

#40 Jun 5, 2012
The Highland Speedway hires there own security and emts.

I understand that times have changed do not think that you breathe stuff that isn't good for you at places that you go to not just in Highland because of the races. I travel on St. Rose road e dry day and you don't hear mean complaining about the smell form dairy farmer. Dont you think that hurts the environment .
Agree

United States

#41 Jun 5, 2012
If it is such a "family sport" why the need for security? I wish they would take dirt from the new hospital and fill in the track IMHO. Believe me if the race track operated at a profit or break even point, the season would be longer and more than just Saturday night. It is city taxpayers paying the bill not the out of town spectators that generate so much revenue for their trip into Highland..

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