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Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby 90LX5.0 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:53 am

Hey guys, I have contact info for whoever gets our venues. Shelor's Motor Mile Speedway would be a great location with a paved infield and the possibility of using part of the track. I would think Shelor would love to have us since they sell WRX's, Lancers, Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes, FRS's, Challengers, etc. I think it would help to grow the club too. Contact persons are: Michelle Vaught at 5403822981 x7411, and Joe Hodge at x7409. I will help in any way I can. My brother in law has worked there forever.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby hemitud » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:10 pm

BRR has used Motor Mile before, not sure why there was no scheduled return.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby sinutz » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:16 pm

Thanks for the info Darrell. I'll get with Henry and we will contact them.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby 914geezer » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:29 am

I recall 2 or 3 events we had there back in the day. No problems that I recall. Good courses using both infield and part of track.

Not sure why we did not continue to use that site? May have been the distance for those from Roanoke and east?
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby sinutz » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:12 pm

I wouldn't think it would be the distance from Roanoke. Danville and Verona are much farther. I suspect it would have been either availability or cost.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby glenthompson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:58 am

There were some scheduling issues. When they had Sat night races it wasn't usable on Sunday since the cleanup crew didn't come in until Monday. The banking on the turn made for an interesting course. We only used one end of the track because we were concerned about speeds. I think more of the track can be used.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby rschumin » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:31 am

We did a school and an autocross there in 2009. Here are the pictures from those events.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22888754@ ... 8689772228

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22888754@ ... 8654058289
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby sinutz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Wanted to let you know that Motor Mile Speedway has been contacted and we are waiting on rental information from them.

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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby n33d4sp33d13 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:10 pm

Just had another idea in passing. Has anyone ever seen the back lots of Rowe furniture off of 460 in Elliston? They are decent sized and we're empty one Sunday. Might be worth looking at
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby tac911t » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:48 pm

Does the Rowe family still own the company? Was it Keith Rowe that ran the company at one point? He raced a Spec Racer (with the
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby rschumin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:07 am

n33d4sp33d13 wrote:Just had another idea in passing. Has anyone ever seen the back lots of Rowe furniture off of 460 in Elliston? They are decent sized and we're empty one Sunday. Might be worth looking at


The lot with all the cars on it https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rowe+Furniture+Inc/@37.2316543,-80.2090844,224m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x884d98a1b340d21f:0xd70287aaeade61cc!8m2!3d37.2304433!4d-80.2073814

is about 390 ft X 320 ft. That's small, but might be able to work with a little thought.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby n33d4sp33d13 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:22 pm

That's is. There are some other areas we could use as grid. I wouldn't mind trying to set up a course there. Anyone have some contact info?
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby BFisch06 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:30 pm

The board is already in contact with personnel at the facility. We'll keep you posted.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby DLingenfelter » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:28 pm

It was a neat lot as far as photo ops for having your car on the banking but the infield was rough from where the car haulers sunk into the hot asphalt. We also almost had Sky slide into the wall there. If we use them we have to make sure to book another lot for the same weekend as a just in case since a rain date for the circle track boys might bump us out of the way. Otherwise it's a cool experience.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby EcoRacerD17 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 am

Sounds like a fun experience minus the presence of a solid wall; then again there's always a bit of risk in racing. :P
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby Julius-X » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:06 am

So I see we have the speedway listed as Event#3! But otherwise word has been mum on the event, and we're less than a month out. Any ideas for how we're planning on using the space this time?
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby BFisch06 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:39 pm

Julius-X wrote:So I see we have the speedway listed as Event#3! But otherwise word has been mum on the event, and we're less than a month out. Any ideas for how we're planning on using the space this time?


Board members, officers, and Solo Safety Stewards are looking into the lot and potential course designs. If you (or anyone else) have any pictures or descriptions of the lot in its present condition, it would be most helpful. It's been so long since the club has been there we need to survey the lot to determine the quality of the paved areas we have to work with.
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Re: Possible new venue: Motor Mile Speedway

Postby n33d4sp33d13 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:52 pm

BFisch06 wrote:
Julius-X wrote:So I see we have the speedway listed as Event#3! But otherwise word has been mum on the event, and we're less than a month out. Any ideas for how we're planning on using the space this time?


Board members, officers, and Solo Safety Stewards are looking into the lot and potential course designs. If you (or anyone else) have any pictures or descriptions of the lot in its present condition, it would be most helpful. It's been so long since the club has been there we need to survey the lot to determine the quality of the paved areas we have to work with.


Brad think we could get let in and look around at it and take a trip one afternoon?
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