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This is truly symbolic of our nations waste and greed. Scrap this stupid idea.
I think its a good deal. I have been hearing lot of people who dont like it and have been writing in the Big Lake paper that it would be to much noise. but really you would only get a NASCAR style race 1 time a year and a handfull of other races so its not like you are going to have noise 365 days a year and NASCAR is a big draw now if you get nascar in Big Lake you would draw fans from all over the midwest and canada and etc. bring in big money to hotels and bars and grills and etc. It would create jobs for the area so why not.
I say go for it.
Indy Cars (IRL) in Minnesota would be COOL! They've never really raced at BIR.
BIR used to host SCCA races (open wheel and sedan). Now it's private rental and Drag Racing exclusively.
It is about time a group is looking into running a major track in Minnesota. Just check the numbers (dollars that is) that areas like Chicago, Kansas and Wisconsin make from there race weekends. We need to get into the mix here!
Can anyone elaborate on exactly WHERE this complex would be? We are residents of Big Lake and trying to determine where this 400 acres of land is located....
There is absolutely no chance the "highest levels possible" in NASCAR, meaning the Sprint Cup, the Nationwide, or the Craftsman Trucks, will be coming to Minnesota! They have a long list of tracks much higher on the list than Minnesota that have been wanting dates. You might get a Camping World East/West race but that's about the "highest level possible" for an upstart track like the one proposed.
Public light-rail is spurring private development. Who would have guessed?
This needs to be in Mineapolis. Who needs to give $900 million to a league full of billionaires, and for only 10 games, when this facility will attract a lot of out of town, loyal customers for only $200 million. This is a great idea.
I live in Monticello, across the river. Try driving through downtown Monticello on a normal afternoon, let alone a fishing or hunting weekend, when everyone is trying to get from 94 to Hwy 10, across the Mississippi. If this track goes in, I can't imagine what the traffic is going to be like. They better plan on about $20 million to build a new bridge, widen the roads, and take care of what is going to be a total nightmare for anyone trying to go through that area.
"The complex would be funded privately and 'we're not asking for a dime' of public money, said IMED President Jim Farnum."
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