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Rolling Wheels 2019

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Let's bottom line this since it's turning into a scwantz-waving contest here:

Until such a time as any of the current owners/operators of RWR are gone and new ownership/management is in place, NOTHING will come of the facility for anything motorsports-related or otherwise.  Too much damage has been done and the facility has not been cared for.  It's going to take financial commitment (long term) and a lot of donkey work to get it back up to speed (pun intended).

Problem is, the asking price that I've heard is totally unrealistic...there's no way anyone's going to accept buying something at over 3 times what it was purchased for when it hasn't drawn a dime in that period, and then have to spend significant capital to get the facility back to an acceptable level (not counting necessary improvements/upgrades to make the facility competitive/comparable to others).

The racing calendar is already crowded with 'special' events and it's extremely difficult to schedule anything because so many weekend/weekday dates are spoken for...not impossible, but very difficult.

As it stands, traditional 'racing' events at RWR will not ensure the continued life of the facility...other motorsports-related and non-motorsports events need to be in the portfolio for it to draw positive cash flow.  This takes networking, market research, strong third party vendors and operators, and a LOT of detailed planning.

Any 'rezoning' issues would be a matter of public record, in terms of filings, public hearings, etc...and I'm pretty sure local radio/TV/newspaper would pop on the story if it, in fact, WAS a story at this point.

We can hope and pray, but I wouldn't (realistically) be optimistic at this juncture.

 

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Heard a familiar voice last Sat. at the Shoot out in Inlet....could it be? Yes after another half hour or so it had to be the one and only small guy behind the mic. Nice job Paul and lots of fun had by all!

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17 hours ago, smallguy said:

Let's bottom line this since it's turning into a scwantz-waving contest here:

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The word is schwantz. :sarcastichand:

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On 12/11/2018 at 6:49 AM, BobMiller said:

The word is schwantz. :sarcastichand:

His viagra hadn't kicked in yet Bob. If it had you would have seen the  H  on his schwantz.

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Heard some good news on Rolling Wheels Raceway in NY this weekend, could see racing there again this year, deal in the works from a local promoter to rent the track for multiple races during the 2019 season.

From RacePage Facebook page. Might be old news but fingers crossed. 

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The way the place looks now the rent should be pretty low. Gonna take work to get it up and running. But any news of it opening is good news. If it does open I will drive 4 hours to watch 

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