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Old 03-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Firebird closing?

I just heard on the radio that Firbird Raceway is closing. Is this true?


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Old 03-23-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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I just heard on the radio that Firbird Raceway is closing. Is this true?
This can't be. Just say it ain't happening.
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The owners of firebird's lease is up, and the Res would not renew it. BUT, Bondurant is keeping the east track, John Force/NHRA is buying the drag strip, and Lucas oil is buying the west tract to turn it into parking for the dirt track. So It will be closing under the firebird name, but then they'll do some renovating and restructuring and reopen under a new name and ownership.
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The owners of firebird's lease is up, and the Res would not renew it. BUT, Bondurant is keeping the east track, John Force/NHRA is buying the drag strip, and Lucas oil is buying the west tract to turn it into parking for the dirt track. So It will be closing under the firebird name, but then they'll do some renovating and restructuring and reopen under a new name and ownership.
Thats great to know, Thanx stingray for the update. I hate tracks closing.
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Me too. They already killed speedworld, if firebird closed street racing would skyrocket. I don't think they want that either haha
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I have yet been able to make it there for any reason, I would not be happy if it closed. They gotta realize some people need a place for speed, or they will use the streets. Back home they did this thing for a little bit that if you got caught racing they'd get a "ticket." They could either face the penalty OR go to the track and race the police in their cars. Trying to get people to take it to the tracks and off the streets.
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Speedworld ran an event called "beat the heat" for a while where some officers would bring their squad cars down and let people race them. That was a fun time. Man, speedworld was my track, I'm sad its gone :(.
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