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« on: October 02, 2016, 07:52:48 PM »


So when I heard the other day that we're through here in Wilmington, this came to my alleged mind.  grin


ECTA folks.....We'll Meet Again, Don't Know Where, Don't Know When.....  cheers  cheers  cheers

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 08:09:15 PM »

Generous, when I saw the three word title of the thread -- Dr. Strangelove came into my (stipulated) mind, too.  G'night.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 10:11:37 PM »

Only made it there once - a great, straight track, but clearly an opportunity for Wilmington to turn it into jobs.

It's got me wondering what it's going to take to find a paved home for LSR?

I look at Cordova International - still in a rural setting with the potential to extend the track probably to a mile and a half, and it's got me wondering if there are existing facilities that might be willing or able to extend their tracks and widen their appeal?

Yes, it would require an investment, yes, it would require a commitment to probably 3 weekends per year, but I'm also thinking that unless we can garner some professional racing interest by those with promotional acumen and existing sponsorship deals, the best we'll ever be able to hope for is the life of refugee racers, blown hither and yon, squatting on unused facilities until we're cast aside to facilitate the next Amazon or Gryphon.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 07:46:09 PM »

Trouble is for a mile run we need 1.9 - 2 miles and even if you could acquire the two fields you hit the road at 1.6 miles.  Keep on looking though!  smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 08:54:34 PM »

Look up Global TransPark, Kinston, NC. 11,500 ft of flat, flat runway. cheers
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 09:46:10 PM »

The old air base in Blytheville, AR is already running one race with the US Mile folks and runs a lot of SCCA events too.  It is 11,600 feet long.  Hardly the east coast, but neither is southern Ohio.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 05:53:20 AM »

The old air base in Blytheville, AR is already running one race with the US Mile folks and runs a lot of SCCA events too.  It is 11,600 feet long.  Hardly the east coast, but neither is southern Ohio.

Brian's already aware of Blytheville and he also told me that they have leads on several other facilities.
Hopefully it won't take to long to find out where we land!

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 07:13:06 AM »

 We, Rough Edges racing, are thinking about the closed  Griffith Air Force base in Rome NY. It's home to an industrial park like Wilmington and has a 2.3 mile long runway...I believe the runway is still active so that may be a problem. Our race bike rider is a western NY state real estate developer and is personally interested in helping with this....Tony
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 01:36:15 AM »

Griffiss AFB sounds interesting. A Yahoo search didn't show that there is currently any aircraft use of the runways (?).
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 04:34:19 AM »

Griffiss AFB sounds interesting. A Yahoo search didn't show that there is currently any aircraft use of the runways (?).

I just searched it with Google earth, planes on the tarmac so I would assume it is still active
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 10:36:26 AM »

AirNav website shows average of 78 air operations daily. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 04:32:06 PM »

When we lost Maxton, I was hoping for Kinston at 2.1 miles and running to NE.  Griffiss is real nice at 2.5 miles but has a shorter season and the layout favors running NW.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2016, 11:04:21 AM »

With the loss of Wilmington hope we will see more of you at Loring.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2016, 01:40:59 PM »

Loring's Maine Event is on my schedule for '17.  Hoping everything works out with no conflicts.
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2016, 06:42:04 PM »

ECTA,  Keith Turk and Brian Lohnes are very resourceful.   I am confident that they will come up with a location to race. 
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