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Yep, I heard it was history as well, the property got too expensive.
I remember back in the day.....
Sunshine, St. Pete 1/4 drags, 1/4 oval track, motorcross and mudbogs
Tri City Speedway ,Oldsmar 1/4 drags
Tampa Drag a Way 1/4 drags
Golden Gate Speedway 1/4 drags 1/4 oval
Desoto Speedway 1/4 drags 1/4 oval
Lakeland Speedway 1/4 drags, 1/4 oval. 1/2 oval and a roadcourse
Yeah aint that some shit. I live about 5 minutes from there. They closed because hooters cup cars and nascar teams have lost interest in renting the circle track for test and tune. The mudbog is always jammed with people but this is polk county. Part of the reason why I got rid of the bike was to get back into mustangs and now the close the damn drag strip.... bastids.
Yea that is progress for ya. One more reason we will be gone from here in the next few years. Damn shame when they run off the natives and all the assholes that came here, overbuilt, ran up our taxes then go back up north. We did manage to find some Flordia that is still country.
Yeah its a shame. Lakeland Speedway had an auction today selling everything. The last race was last Saturday night. I was lucky enough to be on the team that won the last ever race at Lakeland speedway. My friend won the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck 50 after starting 24th because being DQ'd in qualifying. I cant believe they are tearing down the track.
The only thing tighter than my ride was your girlfriend.
CCCIS hasn't been the same in many years. The last "good time" I had there - we (read: Muscle Cars that *actually* raced) were attacked by literally 75+ ricers. Each of them with explicit light shows going off either inside or outside of their cars, ridiculous claims to "speed" and "power" and "my 4 banger can beat your Mustang" - etc, etc... So this is what ensued:
A few years ago a bunch of my buds actually got togetehr and planned a motorsports themed sub division. Really, no BS, it was like a wagon wheel with a garage complex in the middle of the spokes. It had a 1/4 mile oval, drag strip and small autocross/road course/ kart track. It was based on those air parks where peole keep their planes so you don't piss anyone off. We estimated it would run about 100K per house and we'd need 20 houses to kick the project off. We could have done it, we should have done it.......
Just think, we coulda had cops that gave tickets for driving too slow!