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Old 04-03-2007, 05:18 PM   #15
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Default Re: JJ Wins at Martinsville!

Originally Posted by Killer View Post
My sister lives up there...the bottom line was it wasn't a very good deal for the taxpayers of Washington in general, and the most recent deal was almost universally opposed by the folks in and around Bremerton.

Public funding of private enterprise is almost always a bad idea, and this was no exception. A racetrack isn't like a convention center or indoor arena that can be rented to groups to pay for the construction and overhead, it's only going to get used 3 days a year, and the lack of commitment on NASCAR's part to ensure a Cup date in an already crowded schedule compounded the problem.
Well that does make sense now that you put it that way. It still bums me out that I won't get a track closer to where I live. Plus my sister lives near Bremerton and it would just be way handy. I would pay taxes up the wazoo to get a track in my back yard.
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