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Unread 2013-11-18, 06:33 PM   #1
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A private investor will be meeting with Mayor Mallinson this month to discuss building an NHRA-regulation drag racing strip along the Missouri River in Sugar Creek.


“It’s a perfect location,” says the investor, who asked not to be named in this article. “The river and bluffs will muffle the sounds of roaring engines and screeching tires, and the scenery couldn’t be any prettier.”

Sugar Creek has more riverfront acreage than any other city in Missouri other than St. Charles, and developing the land along the river has long been a topic of discussion among citizens and city leaders. At least two riverboat casino deals have fallen through, and plans for an entertainment district have never materialized.


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“Missouri doesn’t have an NHRA track,” he said. “The closest one is in Topeka. The KCIR track (which the City of Kansas City took possession of earlier this year and closed down) brought tens of thousands of people a year to its events and the loss of it left a really big void, and not just for local racing fans. People came from all around.”


He cited revenue that could be generated from fuel sales and auto parts, from the jobs created during the construction and the track’s operation, and from the visitors it would bring to the area. “It will bring more businesses to Sugar Creek and give people around here something fun to do.” He also mentioned that it would be good for LaFarge. “We would need a lot of Portland Cement.”



(fwiw I know of 1-2 spots off the top of my head for this) and my family owns 1 of them so I doubt they are selling out for it so it could be another
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Unread 2013-11-18, 07:09 PM   #2
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I'm 250 miles away, but its always good to hear about people interested in opening up new venues for enthusiasts, no matter what type.

Just don't tell Claire McKaskill.
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Cool. Maybe the heavy hitters can buy up property in that area and get their way again via political influence.
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Sounds good to me. I wonder who the investor is.
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Sounds awesome. I really hope it happens and happens soon.

If they did put a track there and made it a "modern" track with hopes of bringing NHRA in then I imagine it would also bring many other businesses in there as well.
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how old is this article??

The KCIR track (which the City of Kansas City took possession of earlier this year and closed down)

pretty sure that was at least 2-3 years ago wasnt it?
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how old is this article??

The KCIR track (which the City of Kansas City took possession of earlier this year and closed down)

pretty sure that was at least 2-3 years ago wasnt it?
Nov 2013 is the article date
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I wonder when the interview was.
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I wonder when the interview was.
No idea, I talked to my brother tonight (since he lives in Sugar Creek) and he's going to ask around we pretty much know everyone that owns land right there.
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This would be exciting, especially since it's about 2 mins from my house. They already have the gun range closer to housing than I believe this would be, and I haven't heard much complaining about the noise due to that.
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That would be pretty awesome, but i'll believe it when i see it.
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how old is this article??

The KCIR track (which the City of Kansas City took possession of earlier this year and closed down)

pretty sure that was at least 2-3 years ago wasnt it?
http://www.sugarcreekherald.com/2013...-at-river.html

Published by the Sugar Creek Herald November 2013.
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I'll chip in my life's savings.


That should frame in one wall of the concession stand
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That would be a decent location. From I-70 just bee bop up 291 and you're there.

I hope this gets some legs.
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Awesome. Anyone wanna take bets on some govt flunkie shitting all over this per usual?
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I just looked at Google maps of Sugar Creek (and they mentioned by water) now I am not sure where they want to build it
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I hope this happens, fingers crossed.
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Sugar Creek should be able to justify it by the traffic ticket revenue it would create by people speeding through there to get in and out.
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Sugar Creek should be able to justify it by the traffic ticket revenue it would create by people speeding through there to get in and out.

It will come down to more than Sugar Creek (ie the land owners) as well
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It will come down to more than Sugar Creek (ie the land owners) as well
True... I forgot people still own land.
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I'd donate the land and take 2% of ticket sales
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I'm far from a NHRA expert, but I have a hard time believing there are 2 NHRA tracks that are closer to each than these would be. Awaiting someone to google it theres probably a few closer. That alone makes me think this wouldn't happen unless the project would he scaled back to KCIR size. Live to see it happen, but I doubt it in today's political world.
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Hoping for the best.
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