Bauer Pushing For New Track In Myrtle...

Bauer Pushing For New Track In Myrtle Beach

There are 49 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 11, 2008, titled Bauer Pushing For New Track In Myrtle Beach. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Andre Bauer is no stranger to race tracks. South Carolina's Lt. Governor attended 13 races in 2007 and he's already logged four trips this season.

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Racer

Orangeburg, SC

#1 May 11, 2008
What happened to the Myrtle Beach Speedway? I love racing but don't think we need to build a track at the beach.
Justice

AOL

#2 May 11, 2008
Excuse me?... this just goes to show where this guys priorities are... as many underprivilegded/under funded schools out there in that area... this guy is talking about a new race track. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Glass Houses

Newberry, SC

#3 May 11, 2008
Justice wrote:
Excuse me?... this just goes to show where this guys priorities are... as many underprivilegded/under funded schools out there in that area... this guy is talking about a new race track. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Some folks just can't be educated.
zach 4 88

Plano, TX

#4 May 11, 2008
Justice wrote:
Excuse me?... this just goes to show where this guys priorities are... as many underprivilegded/under funded schools out there in that area... this guy is talking about a new race track. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Uh,,,,,the tax base of a CUP track is HUGE for the area. A Nationwide track is not bad either. A track is a good thing for these problems. Gotta have some NASCAR friend up high to make it work though.
Mopar1

United States

#5 May 11, 2008
Myrtle Beach Speedway is surronded by houses and that is the same with my home track the Rockford Speedway but that track is not going anywhere.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#6 May 11, 2008
Currently I know of now tracks that Cup or Nationwide run at that we built with taxpayer money. Some of the newer tracks may have received some tax incentives for a period of time but the track was built with private funds. I see a possibility for a track at Myrtle Beach larger enough to accomodate ARCA, Nationwide and Craftsman Truck but it isn't going to happen there for a Cup race. Myrtle Beach Speedway is really showing it's age and unless a new track is built, it really needs a total overhaul. I'm not sure whether there is enough property at the current track to expand to a 3/4 mile track with sufficient parking or not but there is certainly many available sites in the immediate area that could. Years ago when the Busch series ran there, it would be standing room only. Any of NASCAR's series would pack them in at Myrtle Beach and there wouldn't be any shortage of hotel space. I sounds like a great idea to me.
ELMER

West Columbia, SC

#7 May 11, 2008
Waste of money & no way NASCAR Nationwide or Sprint Cup is interested in another race in SC.
Justice

AOL

#8 May 11, 2008
zach 4 88 wrote:
<quoted text>Uh,,,,,the tax base of a CUP track is HUGE for the area. A Nationwide track is not bad either. A track is a good thing for these problems. Gotta have some NASCAR friend up high to make it work though.
Great point. Hopefully if it is approved it will be a constant flow of taxes being put back
iwen

Columbia, SC

#9 May 11, 2008
Bauer is one to talk of racing.

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#10 May 11, 2008
iwen wrote:
Bauer is one to talk of racing.
LOL! Those infamous speeding incidents had almost slipped my mind!

Like some folks above said, there ARE many other things that need to be focused on. HOWEVER, considering that NASCAR is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, this would be an economic boom...but it WOULD be a long-term, expensive investment. Not sure I'm sold on this idea....
tommy

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#11 May 11, 2008
andre! WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO AWAY!!!!!!!! I'LL SAY IT AGAIN!! andre! WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO AWAY!!!!!!!!
tommy

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#12 May 11, 2008
You can bet your a**! That every reason mr. bauer has in this venture is to his benefit!!! Especially when he has ties to felix sabates! This is a wholesale scam effort to convince the fans of nascar that this idea of his is good! We are not that stupid mr. bauer and mr. sabates!!!!!!! Please; People, don't fall for this crap!!! bauer is in it for his monetary gain!!
Sorry

Augusta, GA

#13 May 12, 2008
If I remember correctly, there's a ton of room on the old Air Force base, isn't there? I haven't lived there for quite a few years, but I don't remember there being much on the old base...
Sorry

Augusta, GA

#14 May 12, 2008
tommy wrote:
You can bet your a**! That every reason mr. bauer has in this venture is to his benefit!!! Especially when he has ties to felix sabates! This is a wholesale scam effort to convince the fans of nascar that this idea of his is good! We are not that stupid mr. bauer and mr. sabates!!!!!!! Please; People, don't fall for this crap!!! bauer is in it for his monetary gain!!
Every breathing human being on this Earth is in it for their monetary gain... That's just a fact of life. I've never agreed with everything the Lt. Gov. has done, but if he can bring money to the state and maybe put a little in his pocket, so what??
You and I both would do the same thing if the opportunity were to present itself to us, and the only reason you can say you wouldn't is because the story has Andre Bauer's name in it and not Tommy from Tamaroa, IL...
Lil One

Columbia, SC

#15 May 12, 2008
Just reading this article made me laugh. Just the visual of this speed demon talking about a racetrack.

Why am I not surprised about him wanting this.LOL LOL

I guess everything else in Myrtle Beach is just fine and dandy, the only thing they need there is a racetrack.LOL
John doh

Lexington, SC

#16 May 12, 2008
Let it be, Lil One, maybe it will keep his speeding, sorryarse, police-bullying self off the public roads where WE have to drive.
Theodore Ictenfelter

Columbia, SC

#17 May 12, 2008
I was at Darlington Friday night and was amazed at how many people came to the race in Baptist Church buses. Obviously, Speedy-Man Andre is pursuing this on behalf of the many Baptists who are into NASCAR and beer.

“Raising a stink”

Since: Jun 07

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#18 May 12, 2008
This will surely close Darlington down for good...
Lil One

Columbia, SC

#19 May 12, 2008
John doh wrote:
Let it be, Lil One, maybe it will keep his speeding, sorryarse, police-bullying self off the public roads where WE have to drive.
LOL, you are right, John doh.
24Lady

Irmo, SC

#20 May 12, 2008
735stacey wrote:
This will surely close Darlington down for good...
Amen, bring back Labor Day at Darlington, Myrtle Beach has plenty of commerce and there is absolutely no reason it can't come back! They moved it to California and it does nto sell out there on yet another cookie cutter track with zero personality.

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