Anyone know what is going on there? I drove by the other day and saw some Public Notice signs up. Maybe trying to get clearance to build something there?
The track, as many of you know, is filled with water. I hope to have it pumped out sometime this summer. And the track surface is filled with trees and bushes. I will try to remove them without tearing up the track too much.
Please respond with any thoughts or ideas. I look forward to hearing from you.
pave it 4 1 more day at the track, that sounds like a smart idea.. have a nice day..PAVE IT !! ................and they will come The closest paved track to here is 4 hours away and they run on Fridays..........Even though its probaly not practical to re-open Lakehill, I think many locals would try pavement if there was one close enough and alot of guys in the Springfield/Lebonon area would tow up here since they put dirt on their track. (no they didn't put dirt on Lebonon cause car or fan count was down)
I know, I know...."Dirt is for racing and pavement is for getting there" but think about this
Where did most of the "Big Time" drivers get their start, or get noticed? Just think about the midwest. Martin, McMurry, Edwards, The Wallaces, Boyer. Thats just in Missouri..........Don't make me go into Wisconsin or Kentucky.
...............Yes I think Pevely is the most premier track around here and has some of the best drivers in the country, in modifieds anyway. (Iowa has some really good ones too) but, how many dirt stars from around here have made it so far into the "Big Time"
I must be missing some but, the only one I can think of at the moment is Justin Allgier(spelling) could be on his way running ARCA but I'm thinkin he had to have some $$$$$$ backing to make the move.
Just think if we had a pavement track as premier as Pevely how much talent we have in these parts that could make it big. I've always dreamed of someone like Schrader opening up a pavement track in these parts.
OK..........you internet/racing guru's can beat me up now Joe....We don't need your comments
My father built the track back in 1948. It was owned by our family until February 1980. I spent much of my childhood and the majority of my life until 1980 there. My mom and I lived there for about 12 years. I have more than my share of memories of the old track. I would like to walk one more lap there myself.Marty,
Tell us more. How were you related to the track?
I think what ever you do you will do it with style,,Thanks!!!I don't really know what name any future development might have. I have only been involved with the property for about a month. I hate to admit, but I have not been a big racing fan (no offense, I just have a different hobby) and I really didn't know the track carried so many memories. But I do know that racing fans are two things: they are really into the sport and they are really good people. That's why I want to bring back some of the memories before the place is completely changed.
Right now I am busy just clearing junk and brush. The next step is to get the fish out of the track and then drain it. Who know what lies beneath. But even walking around on the small portion of track still above water I can feel the memories and the fun so many had at the place.