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Author:  Ken0069 [ Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

Got a call from a friend the other day and he told me that he has heard that Eastside Speedway has been sold to a developer who plans to build condos on that property?? I've been looking for this to happen for a while now since there's a bunch of condos all around the track and has been for years. Hate to see this happen as there won't ever be another one anywhere near there due to all the new regulations that have been put in place by the local government. =P~

That track has been around for as long as I can remember and I raced a 68 "442" Olds Cutlass there "back in the day". :-({|=

So this means that next year the closest place for me to race will be 95 miles away at Roxboro, Nc. [-(

Anyone interested in a nice "low use" 225" Undercover dragster? O:) :-({|=

Author:  Ron Gusack [ Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

That's sad Ken. I hate to hear of tracks closing. I ran there in '71 and I think the Gore brothers owned then. Is it still in their family? Is the stock car portion still being used?

Author:  Beretta [ Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

That may happen to Island Dragway someday but there won't be any condo's going there as it's all low lands and swamp...And it's also listed as wet lands..
If that ever happens there may be a Beretta for sale also O:) ...
Ken get some pictures of that place before it happens and post them up. I would like to see it before it happens...

Author:  Ken0069 [ Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

Ron, yes, Gary Gore still owns or did own the property and ran it up until about 4 or 5 years ago. Since then he's leased it out but still owned it. I'll include a link to their webpage which has a picture of the facility taken from an airplane.

Barry, I'm done there for the year as they only have one more race, which is this coming Sunday and that's it for the year, and maybe forever so there won't be any pics other than the one on their website which I have saved on my computer.

http://www.eastsidespeedway.com/contact ... ation.html

Author:  Ken0069 [ Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

Good news on this!!! Just got an Email from the website developer for Eastside and he says that the closing deal is just a rumor. Here is my message to him and his reply:

Ken0069 wrote:
Heard a nasty rumor that Eastside Speedway has been sold to a developer that is going to close it and build condo's on the property?? Any truth to this?

Thanks,

Ken


Reply:

Ryan wrote:
GW Fitzgerald will be back for the next 3 years, with the option to buy after those 3 years.

So no. Just a rumor.

Thanks!
-Ryan

Author:  Beretta [ Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ Good to here that as when these small tracks close that will be it for most of us!!!

Author:  SGDCXCVI [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

webermaniac wrote:
Same thing has just happened somewhere in Australia, verbatim. Drag strip with long glorious history sold to developer, despite it attracting quite a lot of spectators and being a place where ANDRA holds their races.


Weber,
which track are you referring to here in Australia? I haven't heard this.

Great news for you Ken, looks like you still have a place to race.
Colin.

Author:  SGDCXCVI [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Eastside Speedway, Waynesboro, Va??

I didn't hear about that one! Google maps says 5000 km (60 hrs) round trip. I was never going to go there.

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