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Title: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: Cheryl on April 10, 2007, 08:03:39 PM
Here's a good one from Monte Dutton:

"In the past few months, International Speedway Corporation (i.e., NASCAR) has abandoned expansion plans in Staten Island, N.Y., and Kitsap County, Wash. The ISC board recently approved $10 million for upgrades at Darlington Raceway. Hmm. Wonder if one development is related to the other?"

We can only hope!   ;D

Here's a good article from Thomas Pope about the repaving and renovations at Darlington:

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=259403

Cheryl


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: shawn on April 10, 2007, 11:38:07 PM
This is great to hear, and it should guarantee (I hope) a race at Darlington for a while.


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: Desmond on April 11, 2007, 05:01:24 PM
Thank you, ISC!  For a change, it gets something right. :) :)


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: cowboy271 on April 11, 2007, 10:04:26 PM
I really hope this is as it appears, but my glass never fills beyond half empty.  I've seen too many instances of corporations dumping tons of money into facilities; either new or renovating them, only to pull out within a year or two for "greener pastures".  I'm not rushing out to buy a lifetime ticket for Darlington based on ISC's investment.

Another thought, ISC and improvements are a scary combination in my mind; especially when it comes to Darlington.  You just don't repaint the Mona Lisa every few years to keep it fresh. 


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: old hot rodder on April 12, 2007, 05:07:55 PM
Good points James, but I just cannot understand your failing to trust Baby Brian, and his "dodo brain" friends!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: cowboy271 on April 12, 2007, 11:29:23 PM
Dick, your point is well taken.  I really don't have any idea why I've become so calloused in my thoughts, but I hope my grandchildren get the chance to watch a race at Darlington, but something in the back of my mind says it ain't gonna happen:(


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: Vivian on April 13, 2007, 01:11:00 AM
James, I am not sure you are calloused.  If you are, then a lot of us must be.  I think each generation is brought up with different values and it seems that some of the ones that are most popular are not really values at all. JMO


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: old hot rodder on April 13, 2007, 03:38:13 PM
Dick, your point is well taken.  I really don't have any idea why I've become so calloused in my thoughts, but I hope my grandchildren get the chance to watch a race at Darlington, but something in the back of my mind says it ain't gonna happen:(

James, that was meant to be "tongue in cheek" ;D
Truthfully, if there is one track at which I really want to see a race in my remaining lifetime, Darlington is it. My problem is that it ain't gonna happen on Mother's Day weekend. (only one of my 4 kids is a race fan, well, maybe 2, Roberta def is not, but if I told her I was taking the truck to a special show,....hmmm) :) ;D
Maybe I could plan a suprise trip to Myrtle Beach for ewvryone else, and to the track for ME! ;D


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: Desmond on April 13, 2007, 04:02:38 PM
Maybe I could plan a suprise trip to Myrtle Beach for ewvryone else, and to the track for ME! ;D

Actually, Dick, I would like to go with you, if that's what it takes.  Every NASCAR fan should go to Darlington at least once in their lives. :)


Title: Re: 10 Million to Be Used to Upgrade Darlington
Post by: old hot rodder on April 13, 2007, 08:25:24 PM
Absolutely, Desmond.