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Great News for Memphis Area Racers
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    Great News for Memphis Area Racers

    Several months ago, the Memphis Motorsports park was closed and put up for sale.

    On yesterday, the property was auctioned off with the winning bid coming from Moroso Investment Partners. The closing is supposed to take place in about 30 days. The company's (which also owns the Palm Beach International) CEO has also stated that he hopes to announce several national IHRA drag-racing events in the coming days or week.

    Quite frankly, I (and I am sure many others) was concerned that I was going to have a "long haul" to the track to satisfy "THE COBRA's" need to "unlimber." With this purchase, I will have to travel less than 10 miles!

    This is absolutely GREAT news for Memphis-area racers!!

    BT
    Offline 12-16-2010 03:13 PM
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      RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

      (12-16-2010 03:13 PM)cobra3073 Wrote:  Several months ago, the Memphis Motorsports park was closed and put up for sale.

      On yesterday, the property was auctioned off with the winning bid coming from Moroso Investment Partners. The closing is supposed to take place in about 30 days. The company's (which also owns the Palm Beach International) CEO has also stated that he hopes to announce several national IHRA drag-racing events in the coming days or week.

      Quite frankly, I (and I am sure many others) was concerned that I was going to have a "long haul" to the track to satisfy "THE COBRA's" need to "unlimber." With this purchase, I will have to travel less than 10 miles!

      This is absolutely GREAT news for Memphis-area racers!!

      BT
      Is that a 1/4 mile track? Around here everything is 1/8th unless somehow you are lucky enough to get on the track in Bristol.
      Offline 12-16-2010 04:07 PM
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        RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

        I am not sure how they will reconfigure but I would imagine it will remain a 1/4 mile track..it also had a road course and a 3/4 mile oval track under the old iteration.

        Something for just about everybodySmile!

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          RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

          (12-16-2010 05:36 PM)cobra3073 Wrote:  I am not sure how they will reconfigure but I would imagine it will remain a 1/4 mile track..it also had a road course and a 3/4 mile oval track under the old iteration.

          Something for just about everybodySmile!

          BT

          Plenty of room to stretch the new Big Block
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            RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

            That's good news. Is it staying NHRA?
            Offline 12-16-2010 08:58 PM
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              RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

              No Jeff, it appears that it is going to be IHRA.

              Does not matter to me for what I want to doSmile.

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                RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

                Our local track (Martin U.S. 131) looks like it is switching to NHRA from IHRA. IHRA seems to be going downhill rapidly from a sportsman racer standpoint.
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                  RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

                  Huh, just did a little searching and apparently the Moroso family sold the Florida track to these guys back in 2008. Did not know that - shame on me as the Moroso factory is 8 miles from here and the production manager is a friend of mine.

                  I guess Ricky and Sue had better thing to do with their time....
                  Offline 12-19-2010 12:06 AM
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                    RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

                    Well, Moroso has officially closed the deal!

                    According to the "paper", the facility will reopen sanctioned as an IHRA facility with Summit Super Series bracket racing and weekly test and tune sessions.

                    They are also allegedly working to book National and Regional events for the 2011 season and negotiating with several sanctioning bodies. Plans are to have the track open in April!!

                    Yaahoooo!!

                    BT
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                      RE: Great News for Memphis Area Racers

                      Sounds good... we can't afford to lose any more tracks.
                      Offline 02-01-2011 11:39 AM
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