Problems at Pomona??


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Re: Problems at Pomona??

Post by GARY C » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:07 am

jimjamm65 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:42 pm
I have been a drag racer, and attended many national events since 1962, and I watched the Pomona coverage on tv. what's scary to me is the lack of people in the stands. I could not believe the huge gaps in the pit bleachers, and this at the world finals! lack of fans is what will kill us in the end.
Same with NASCAR, the corporate model will kill these sports at the pro level.

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Re: Problems at Pomona??

Post by hotrodbob » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Irwindale is now closing and if Pomona, with as few races as it has goes away, there will be no racetracks left in all of LA County. We need to start a petition to stop the closures and promote common sense that if you move near a facility that makes noise it is not the facilities fault and you waive your right to complain. Who was there first should be the criteria. Not who has the best lawyer.

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Re: Problems at Pomona??

Post by hoodeng » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm

Your right Hotrodbob , action is paramount .Obviously zoning is controlled by the local council, so first line of commitment is from them if they will give you any, but it is important to get local councilors to commit and verbally on record to support the tracks existence and continuance for a foreseeable future .Next is the state government , who i expect have a minister for overseeing sport in California ,those people are next , same thing ,commitment and verbally on record in support of the track , if they are all squirrely on commitment ,then they know more than they are letting on ,and i would bet it's not in the tracks favor, but at least you will know where you stand.
If it does turn into a Councillor/politician non committal process for the existing track , campaign for a replacement site within a reasonable distance of the existing and see if they can be enticed down that path to a ' at no major cost impediment to the existing track stake holders' .
It has to be ownership ,no leases, there is nothing more slippery than old lease in the hands of a lawyer.
Plan ahead for all contingency's ,even the less palatable ones.
But i expect there are a number of people already motivated!


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Re: Problems at Pomona??

Post by exhaustgases » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:11 pm

I'm surprised there is anything to do with motor sports or industry left in that state. It is so restrictive, why hasn't it all just moved out?

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