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Default Englishtown to lose drag racing?

https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/...ng-operations/

A sad and interesting article from bangshift....
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A sad and interesting article from bangshift....

There may be something to it this time.

http://competitionplus.com/drag-raci...lishtown-rumor
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Yeah, it's true. They've been fighting this battle for many, many years. When we started to race there in the sixties, it was totally out in the boonies, away from everywhere. It's sure not that way now. The Knapps once said they'd go to the Supreme Court, and they gave it a good try. They built a sound 'wall', and have had to have spent hundreds of thousands on the never ending court battles.

One had to know that at some point this was going to happen.
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https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/...ng-operations/

A sad and interesting article from bangshift....
Must be server overload. Link wont open.

With 23 days until a legendary track kicks off the season, we now hear of a legendary track closing its doors... amazing Topeka outlasts Englishtown.
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RIP ENGLISHTOWN...

...I wonder if the Summernationals will be simply cut out - or moved to a different location???
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A majority of track employees posted on facebook they learned at 10pm tonight its true and no more drag racing. NHRAracer.com has removed e-town from the 2018 schedule. I think it might be too close to the start of the season to find a replacement. Run an all star race in Indy that weekend.
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I think it might be too close to the start of the season to find a replacement.
This is truly sad news! Been there many times. Love that place!

They should move the Summernationals to Maple Grove temporarily until another location can be established for future seasons. It's not too far away.
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RIP ENGLISHTOWN...

...I wonder if the Summernationals will be simply cut out - or moved to a different location???
I imagine they'll move it. Our local track closed right before a divisional race this past season and they moved it to Ennis the same day.
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Atco might want to start clearing out some space for parking, That's a problem with having a National event there. If not, Maple Grove 1 and 2 would be cool. Why not they do it at Vegas, Pomona, and Charlotte.
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Give an event back to Columbus. If they move the event it will probably be to a track they own.
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