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Offline crewchief47

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Race City having problems
« on: September 09, 2008, 11:28:41 PM »
From Inside track's blog and RC's website

Tuesday, 09 September 2008 

Race City, Calgary, Alberta.     We regret to inform that at 1:00pm Tuesday Sept 9th, 2008, all racing operations by Calgary International Speedway  Inc., the operating company for Race City, are suspended until further notice. All scheduled racing events for the remainder of the 2008 season  have been canceled.

We would like to thank all our Volunteers, Staff, Fans, Sanctioning Bodies, Sponsors and Racers who have supported us through the last three years  of operation. CIS set out to save racing in Calgary after the announced closure of Race City in 2005. Unfortunately, the rainy weather and lack of  major sponsorship support and low spectator counts to pay for the racing events that have been held at Race City over the last few years has left  us with no choice but to cancel all racing and shut down operations.
All rental operations under Speedway Track Rentals Inc. are still in effect.

Race City Inc. will resume with business operations for the remainder of 2008 and beyond. Art MacKenzie of Race City Inc. is in the process of  deciding what racing events and rentals will be held at the facility for the 2009 season. Please see or call 403-272-7223, for  further information.

Rome Awde
Calgary International Speedway Inc.

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Race City having problems
« on: September 09, 2008, 11:28:41 PM »

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Re: Race City having problems
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 11:46:49 PM »
I noticed a petition on their site. Not sure if this has anything to do with it though.

To:  City of Calgary Aldermanic Office
The City of Calgary
Aldermanic Offices (8001)
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5

Re: Race City Motorsport Park

We are writing in support of your initiative to find a new location for Race
City Motorsport Park.

There is an overwhelming majority of motorsport enthusiasts in this city who
are law abiding responsible citizens who seek to continue enjoying their
sport at a proper facility in a safe and legal manner.

With the recent media attention given to street “racing” and the enactment
of several laws to discourage it, the availability of proper racing
facilities can only make the streets safer for all.

In addition to providing a safe and legal place for people to race, the
industry is a major source of revenue for many businesses operating in

The City of Calgary should make it a priority to see that facilities are
made available for motorsport racing events. These types of events can be a
large source of tourism income as well as another one of the many things
Calgary has to offer to people.

Following is a petition of people who are interested in supporting the
initiative to find a new location for the operation of a racing facility in


The Undersigned

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