SkyFire & West Plains Speedway

SkyFire & West Plains Speedway

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community capitalism

Ozark, MO

#1 Jun 25, 2011
I never can understand why the City of West Plains would want to close down an airport, have a fireworks display, and compete with a local business which is completely setup to handle the large crowd and is offering the same thing on the same night. Someone please step up and next year get with the speedway and combine funds and efforts in a manner in which to promote the speedway and the city, along with our independence, not have to close down the airport for air taffic, and to have an event at a facility that can handle the event and would get to show off the facility and the racers. If you are not into racing, you could just go home after the fireworks but you might get a chance to see something new that this community has to offer. Another thing.... Please dont have the Monster Trucks back at the Civic Center. It does not work for many reasons. Have it at the wide open faigrounds or at the Speedway. Am I the only one that sees these things?
abc

United States

#2 Jun 25, 2011
I completely agree.
Owl

United States

#3 Jun 25, 2011
Skyfire is held at the airport because it is an AREA event, not a CITY event. The airport offers a centralized locations to the communities and businesses that support Skyfire.
Funny

Ozark, MO

#4 Jun 25, 2011
A central location to this area would be Wal-Mart! Everyone goes there so argue that. The speedway is just south of there. If it is not a city event, then why is it held on a city of w.p. property?
Owl

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2011
So would you quit whining if it were held on private property?

Skyfire is sponsored by Ozark Area Network, the Chambers of Commerce within their listening area, and businesses from several different communities. The airport in Pomona offers a centralized location for those communities contributing money.

Nothing is preventing the speedway from having their own fireworks display. Sounds to me like someone from the speedway is upset about another event attracting their customers on a race night.
Chamber

Ozark, MO

#6 Jun 26, 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Fighting For Your Business (This is the U.S. Chamber's slogan)
Owl, If you were a member of one of the local area chambers, you would understand why "community capitalism's" comment makes sense. Obviously you are not and if you are, this entire area's businesses are in trouble!
Owl

United States

#7 Jun 26, 2011
You have missed my point entirely as well.

Why would a Willow Springs business donate money for an event being held in West Plains? Why would a Mountain View business?

Skyfire has become a joint-venture because in the past West Plains could not support the event alone, there simply were not enough donations.

This is ONE event at one moment in time. It is a gross overstatement to assume that this represents an objection to capitalist gain. In fact, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce recommends cooperation between smaller communities in order to boost a region's economy...particularly during a recession.
grave digger

West Plains, MO

#8 Jun 26, 2011
community capitalism wrote:
I never can understand why the City of West Plains would want to close down an airport, have a fireworks display, and compete with a local business which is completely setup to handle the large crowd and is offering the same thing on the same night. Someone please step up and next year get with the speedway and combine funds and efforts in a manner in which to promote the speedway and the city, along with our independence, not have to close down the airport for air taffic, and to have an event at a facility that can handle the event and would get to show off the facility and the racers. If you are not into racing, you could just go home after the fireworks but you might get a chance to see something new that this community has to offer. Another thing.... Please dont have the Monster Trucks back at the Civic Center. It does not work for many reasons. Have it at the wide open faigrounds or at the Speedway. Am I the only one that sees these things?
good post,,makes sense,,alot of common sense,,,can the grave digger give his opinion on this skyfire conflict,,,ok thanks,,i will,,,they should go door to door and sell tickets to skyfire all year long,,,everyone would buy a 5 doller ticket or a 10 doller family pass,,,and skyfire would make alot more money for alot bigger show,,,and the race track or any other buisness would know in plenty of time to keep that day open,,,plus sell tickets at the gate the day of the show,,,this takes the burden off of everyone,,,cuz we the people will decide how big skyfire would be,,,ha haa haaa,,,and by the way,,to close the west plains airport wouldnt hurt anyone,,,cuz realy,,how many planes do you see flying around,,,it aint like its a real airport,,,the medivac choppers are the only thing of importance,,,so closing down air space for one day aint gunna do anything to anyone,,,the grave digger wanted to go to denver one day,,and called this airport to researve a ticket,,,guess what,,the dumbfu#$ hung up on me,,,then i called city hall to ask why,,those dumbfu#$s hung on me also,,so if you cant fly out of an airport,,it aint a airport,,,ha haa haaa,,,can you imagine checking your luggage at this airport,,,it would vanish in thin air,,then in 3 days you could buy your crap back from one of the pawn shops or a garage sale,,,ha haa haaa,,,the race track thing would be a good idea for the skyfire,,but it is no way big enough to handle the crowd,,,let alone having to shut down a 2 lane hwy,,,if you want the race track to go over in this town,,,run dogs or horses,,,cuz everybody likes to gamble,,,ha haa haaa,,everybody doesnt want to go watch a race and have a 90% chance theres gunna be a brawl between the drivers,,there pit crews,,there family members,,,cuz bubba bumbed leroy on the last lap,,,,ha haa haaa,,,sorry,,the truth hurts,,
Knows it

United States

#9 Jun 26, 2011
Owl wrote:
Skyfire is held at the airport because it is an AREA event, not a CITY event. The airport offers a centralized locations to the communities and businesses that support Skyfire.
Mtn. View, Thayer, Houston and Cloud 9 are all having their own, it doesn't sound like community to me. They are charging 250 to set up a booth, who can do that for six hours? Pricing themselves out of vendors.

“wow people suck”

Since: Mar 11

west plains,mo

#10 Jun 26, 2011
I will agree that the monster trucks at the civic center is stupid the shows are horrible I'v seen them at Memphis and St Louis and I know we cant have shows like that but the civic center is a horrible venue for this. they need to either work with the speedway or the fairgrounds and put on a good show.
Bud

Roy, WA

#11 Jun 26, 2011
57FOURDOORCHEVY wrote:
I will agree that the monster trucks at the civic center is stupid the shows are horrible I'v seen them at Memphis and St Louis and I know we cant have shows like that but the civic center is a horrible venue for this. they need to either work with the speedway or the fairgrounds and put on a good show.
Are you stupid or what?
ygai

Ozark, MO

#12 Jun 27, 2011
Couple if things...... Skyfire is put on by ozark radio network, not the city of west plains.

The monster truck people were advised to have their show at the fairgrounds but chose the civic center so complain to them about it.

No one is making any of you go to skyfire or any other event so if all you're going to do is complain please do the rest of us a favor and stay home.
clue

Ozark, MO

#13 Jun 27, 2011
Since when does a radio station have the power to close down an airport. It is a City of W.P. thing. It is at the City of W.P Airport. "community capitalism"'s comments make total and complete common sense. No wonder you dont understand the concept.
grave digger

Chestnutridge, MO

#14 Jun 27, 2011
clue wrote:
Since when does a radio station have the power to close down an airport. It is a City of W.P. thing. It is at the City of W.P Airport. "community capitalism"'s comments make total and complete common sense. No wonder you dont understand the concept.
dont you know?,,why dont you know?,,you live under a rock?,,this town isnt the peoples,,tax payers,,its the person with the most money who makes the rules,,,so when the grave digger wins the mega millions,,this town is gunna change,,,do you know walmart,,that will be placed ontop of the golf coarse,,so shoppers can have a park like setting,,,ha haa haaa,,,do you know race track,,,it will be relocating,,,to the square,,,the hell with driving out of town,,,they can race around the square,,,ha haa haaa,,do you know the want to be airport,,,if it wants to be an airport,,,then its gunna be an airport,,,747's baby,,thats all i can say about that right now,,,ha haa haaa,,,do ya know the civic center,,,it will be the new home of all the churches in town,,all combined together,,,friday night fights comming real soon,,,ha haa haaa,,,there will be,,,pastors cage fighting,,,decons wrestling matches,,,church ladys kick boxing,,fun fun fun,,,ha haa haaa,,,do ya know broadway st,,,gone,,it will be known as,,, highway to hell,,,ha haa haaa,,,ps,,,dont take my church comments as a degrade or insult,,cuz the grave digger loves GOD and the church,,,but all the churches got to fight it out,,so we all can see what the right path to follow is,,cuz they all have diffrent paths to heaven,,,and the grave digger is soooooo confused,,,ha haa haaa,,,is this capitalism or just a dream?
Owl

Litchfield, MN

#15 Jun 27, 2011
clue wrote:
Since when does a radio station have the power to close down an airport. It is a City of W.P. thing. It is at the City of W.P Airport. "community capitalism"'s comments make total and complete common sense. No wonder you dont understand the concept.
Call city hall, ask them idiot.
skyf

Marshfield, MO

#16 Jun 27, 2011
Clue, why do you have your panties in such a bunch about the freakin airport? Were you wanting to fly in on July 2nd? Just fly in to WS and drive wherever you need to go. Geeeezzzz.

“wow people suck”

Since: Mar 11

west plains,mo

#17 Jun 27, 2011
Bud wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you stupid or what?
I may be a little slow bud but you can still go f*ck your self. I don't know why anything I said makes me stupid, now all the drops on my head when I was young and all the hits to the head through adolescence might have dumbed me up a little but once again go [email protected] your self
mee

Canada

#18 Jun 28, 2011
clue wrote:
Since when does a radio station have the power to close down an airport. It is a City of W.P. thing. It is at the City of W.P Airport. "community capitalism"'s comments make total and complete common sense. No wonder you dont understand the concept.
It is NOT a city of WP thing. It is NOT a chamber of commerce thing. The chamber bailed from it before last years show. ORN is now running it. The chamber was running around trying to find another organization to take their place and no one would take them up on it, except their number 1 sponsor, ORN.

Believe it or not, its up to you. If you really don't believe me, call the chamber or city of WP.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#19 Jul 2, 2011
Not sure why anyone would even try to make an issue of closing down the airport with all the takeoff and landings that go on there lol.
If it was to be moved to the speedway they charge an admission (airport is donations) some people can not afford $15 apiece to go see fireworks.
And your statement "go home after fireworks" I believe the fireworks will be after the races, which will most likely be around 10:30 or 11:00.
I myself like going to the racetrack and go a couple times a month. I agree with the monster trucks being at the racetrack I think that would be a great idea.
Rather than get on here and complain maybe you should ask for ideas for events to take place there and promote the track, I am sure people could come up with some good ideas. I attended the Alan Jackson concert at the track and it was alot of fun, look at things like that.
duh101

United States

#20 Jul 2, 2011
It's good to have a choice of where you would like to watch the fireworks. I get so tired of hearing people complain. There is no pleasing everyone! Just go out and enjoy a great time with your family or stay home.

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