What about West Plains Speedway????

What about West Plains Speedway????

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Curious

West Plains, MO

#1 Jan 23, 2011
Does any one know if the speedway is going to open?? There is not much to do in this town, my family did go to the race track some on sat night then when they started the kamakazie race we went every saturday night my kids loved it!!!
yeah

United States

#2 Jan 23, 2011
no one knows yet.
Maybe

Ava, MO

#3 Jan 23, 2011
I grew up there. I wish someone would figure out what is going to happen with it soon.
yeah

West Plains, MO

#4 Jan 24, 2011
Maybe wrote:
I grew up there. I wish someone would figure out what is going to happen with it soon.
Their going to have to do something soon or they wont have any cars people need to know whether to get their cars ready or not.
anony

Ozark, MO

#5 Jan 25, 2011
pssshhhh we need a drag strip around here driveing to and from rogersville is getting old
head man

Eldridge, MO

#6 Jan 25, 2011
seems like the gibsons arent going to open track,i can understand that,what i cant understand is why
they cant make a deal with someone to lease it.you know if they can get alittle for leasing it,thats better than it just sitting there going to waste.JMO
Idea

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2011
Why don't the folks that want to see it open contact those in the area capable of buying and operating it? The gibsons have apparently retired and don't want to be involved in a lease situation again.
jerry nadue

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jan 25, 2011
they need to just give us a answer, just inform everyone whats going to happen this is bullsh*t not knowing. they know what they are gonna due hell its almost the end of january. I dont think they care if it opens or not. I wish batesville was a little closer i wouldnt even worry about what happens its twice the racetrack west plains is anyway and they care about the racers.
yep

West Plains, MO

#9 Jan 25, 2011
anony wrote:
pssshhhh we need a drag strip around here driveing to and from rogersville is getting old
That was in the frost boys plan if the got the track but the bank screwed them over.
yep

West Plains, MO

#10 Jan 25, 2011
jerry nadue wrote:
they need to just give us a answer, just inform everyone whats going to happen this is bullsh*t not knowing. they know what they are gonna due hell its almost the end of january. I dont think they care if it opens or not. I wish batesville was a little closer i wouldnt even worry about what happens its twice the racetrack west plains is anyway and they care about the racers.
Your right this is crap they have had a few good offers and turned them down hell someone could build their own track a lot cheaper,I wish someone would.
seriously

Houston, TX

#11 Jan 25, 2011
I agree with most everyone on here except one. You can't build a track for what their asking. Cost wise your looking at $600,000 plus. You all don't understand the cost these days. Plus on top of everything its the West Plains Motor Speedway! History! The track has its own special heritage that drivers all over the country loves. I hate that the Gibsons won't notify anyone on what's happening or they won't just accept any of the offers that's been presented to them. Its tough but there's other tracks guys, Batesville, flippin, midway speedway in lebanon. Until we get some news just try and be patient as possible. Fussing isn't going to help anything.
anony

Ozark, MO

#12 Jan 26, 2011
drag strips theyre not that high priced low maint.it only takes 5ppl 10 at the most to run one not including concession stands theres nothin to it juthe hardest part is getting the staging lites and scoreboard its a whole lot cheaple than circle tracks
seriously

Houston, TX

#14 Jan 26, 2011
Drag strip? Go to rogersville, there's not enough drag cars around here to do that on top of there 0 money in local drag racing. Dirt track racing is a lot cheaper to race, insure, and to promote. Think you just pave a strip and go? Land, concessions, bathrooms, lighting, timing, and seating. No way $$$$$$$
BRIDGES

Canada

#15 Jan 26, 2011
But will there be popcorn? Freshly popped, lightly salted and swimming in melted butter?
Blasphemer

United States

#16 Jan 26, 2011
I don't wanna give an economics lesson but this seems pretty simple. If this was a money making venture then someone would have bought the track...problem is without a big draw race(like the show me)the wp track just doesn't generate the revenue it needs to be profitable. A bank isn't gonna loan money to a losing investment. So unless someone wants to dump their own money into the track as a hobby the situation looks bleak at best.
whatever

West Plains, MO

#17 Jan 26, 2011
seriously wrote:
I agree with most everyone on here except one. You can't build a track for what their asking. Cost wise your looking at $600,000 plus. You all don't understand the cost these days. Plus on top of everything its the West Plains Motor Speedway! History! The track has its own special heritage that drivers all over the country loves. I hate that the Gibsons won't notify anyone on what's happening or they won't just accept any of the offers that's been presented to them. Its tough but there's other tracks guys, Batesville, flippin, midway speedway in lebanon. Until we get some news just try and be patient as possible. Fussing isn't going to help anything.
you can build a track cheaper than that it doesnt have to be a fancy track just one to race at Donphian has a nice track and they dont have much in it. Ask the people that built that track how much it cost it didnt cost near what they want!
anony

Marshfield, MO

#18 Jan 27, 2011
seriously wrote:
Drag strip? Go to rogersville, there's not enough drag cars around here to do that on top of there 0 money in local drag racing. Dirt track racing is a lot cheaper to race, insure, and to promote. Think you just pave a strip and go? Land, concessions, bathrooms, lighting, ting, and seating. No way $$$$$$$
like i said earlyier rogersville is getting to be to far of a drive and if you build it they will come
oh heck

West Plains, MO

#19 Jan 27, 2011
seriously wrote:
I agree with most everyone on here except one. You can't build a track for what their asking. Cost wise your looking at $600,000 plus. You all don't understand the cost these days. Plus on top of everything its the West Plains Motor Speedway! History! The track has its own special heritage that drivers all over the country loves. I hate that the Gibsons won't notify anyone on what's happening or they won't just accept any of the offers that's been presented to them. Its tough but there's other tracks guys, Batesville, flippin, midway speedway in lebanon. Until we get some news just try and be patient as possible. Fussing isn't going to help anything.
Ask the man that built the west plains speedway how much it cost it was not near that much....
wpperson

Branson, MO

#20 Jan 27, 2011
anony wrote:
drag strips theyre not that high priced low maint.it only takes 5ppl 10 at the most to run one not including concession stands theres nothin to it juthe hardest part is getting the staging lites and scoreboard its a whole lot cheaple than circle tracks
If you want a drag strip you better have a lot of money. Cost a lot more for drag car than stock car. Believe me I have been there and almost went broke. No money in it and would not have as many spectators as stock.
wpperson

Branson, MO

#21 Jan 27, 2011
oh heck wrote:
<quoted text>Ask the man that built the west plains speedway how much it cost it was not near that much....
He owned the land already is why!!

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