CONCORD: Work continues at drag strip site
“What they're doing is, they're hedging their bets so they're not left out on the street”
Who cares if Bruton Smith doesn't have the green light from officials to build a drag strip in Concord? One team is already making plans to race there.
At least one racing team has reserved hotel rooms in Concord for Sept. 11-14, 2008, betting that Lowe's Motor Speedway's new drag strip will be hosting a national drag racing event on those dates.
But Concord officials are still trying to decide whether Smith, the speedway's owner, should be allowed to build the $60 million facility.
City workers took pictures Friday of grading work being done on the planned site. Concord officials said they learned about the grading work when an Observer reporter told them about it Thursday. Read more
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#1 Oct 2, 2007
how old is smith he has to be 100, and he wants more,if you dont stop him now he will own the hole town
#2 Oct 2, 2007
Mr. Smith should simply offer to buy the houses at market value, then resell them . Hell, he would probably make money doing that....This area needs a dragstrip...it gets racing off the roads..
#3 Oct 4, 2007
You cant even spell you dumb redneck ...the "hole" town way to go!
#4 Oct 6, 2007
Daren is right this area does need a drag strip, first of all it will bring more revenue to the area then you think and like Daren said it will probably decrease illegal street racing by atleast 60%. If you think that number sounds to high then go to Pageland/jefferson dragway and see how many of the youth are there racing legally. A time slip speaks volumes.
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