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    Default New Owner for Capital City Speedway?

    http://www.capitalcityspeedway.ca/News.html

    It's looking positive. I've enjoyed going out a couple of times each summer with my wife and some friends to enjoy the motorsports equivalent of having a beer and a hotdog at a baseball game. It's not exactly the major leagues for racing, but it's a lot of fun especially the Legends cars which seem to be exactly the right size for that track.

    It would be nice to have them back.

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    lol i miss doing those.

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    Yup, shawn has been busy on their FB page, it's great news. As stittsville keeps growing it's only a matter of time, run her while ya can.
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    Racing is moving to Friday nights too. No real changes to the classes from what I hear.

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    I like that drag race/oval race hybrid idea. That must be fun. Is it open to whoever ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Morelap View Post
    Yup, shawn has been busy on their FB page, it's great news. As stittsville keeps growing it's only a matter of time, run her while ya can.
    As someone who lived there it really wasn't that bad. You could kinda hear the sound coming through in the evenings in the neighbohood but not enough that it was "noisy".

    PS what are the rules? They seem to vary track by track :


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    They run 4 for fun - no cage, 4 cyl , no contact.
    Mini-stock - full cage, minimal mods, 4 cyl
    Thundercars - V8 full size w cage stock body or fiberglass
    Legends - spec chassis, yamaha motorcycle engine
    ACT super late models - under slung tube chassis, V8 full bore race cars.
    That list is from slowest to fastest basically. They also had a few vintage modified races last year (touring series) as well as enduros. The drag race on seperate nights as well as drifting.

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    Do they have practice sessions for drifting , like open lapping ? Would be a good skill to develop (with a cheap car).

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    Couldn't tell you. We just go for the oval racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
    As someone who lived there it really wasn't that bad. You could kinda hear the sound coming through in the evenings in the neighbohood but not enough that it was "noisy".
    Ya, was not too bad at all, but I like the sound of cars racing. Wed nights I could hear them fairly well, and I was living near the Palladium, er, Scotia Bank, er, whatever the fuck it is called these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legacy View Post
    Do they have practice sessions for drifting , like open lapping ? Would be a good skill to develop (with a cheap car).
    good luck finding a cheap drift car these days!

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    or maybe not?

    on the website.
    We are actively looking for interested parties to take on the facility.

    Posted March 9th 2015
    The Drummond Group of Companies is saddened to announce at this time that they will not be moving ahead with a lease for Capital City Speedway with Shawn Kerr. We are actively looking for interested parties to take on the facility. We wish only the best for Shawn Kerr in the future.
    on FB from Shawn
    Well as I just read on ccs web site guess I'm not getting speedway?????????
    Wtf can someone call me and explain why,, after all of the work I have put into this ?????????
    I have even agreed to pay the lease in full before I took possession. EXPLANATION WTF IS GOING ON??????


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    Lol, just read that also, Would suck for him, cause he seems like he is trying hard to promote the place.

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    That's major bush league sucky. Unlike some of you guys, I have no insight into what's happening behind the scenes but from an outsiders' perspective this is worse than the Hatfields and the McCoys.

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    So they want to sell not lease??


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    I hope they don't turn around and decide to run it themselves with the publicity he's drummed up
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    lol
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    From Facebook: Shawn Kerr "Yes everything is deleted today is a new day 81 days it's possible."

    Wut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inverted View Post
    From Facebook: Shawn Kerr "Yes everything is deleted today is a new day 81 days it's possible."

    Wut?
    I've got a feeling he said some things on his FB page that he, his lawyer and maybe Capital City's lawyers regretted.

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