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Old 07-12-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Thunder Road in Gilliam, LA closing at the end of July.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:34 AM   #2
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That's a bummer. I like that place. So, no Divisional in September I guess?👎
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:41 AM   #3
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Wow! Serious bummer!
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:43 AM   #4
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That is terrible. Very nice track but nobody seems to be able to make money there.

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:00 AM   #5
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Hate losing that track. I read the lady (owner?) saying that points race was moving to Ennis.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:59 AM   #6
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Jeff Teuton is it worth buying and keeping it running?
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:28 AM   #7
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As I understand, Nelson and Marla have been in a long battle with the landlord. They didn't want to continue putting money on a facility that requires many upgrades. Therefore, as part of the settlement, they had to give up the lease of the facility early.

The rumor mill is that the landlord wants to use the property to build a runway. It also appears that they are working with the city to find land to build a new facility.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:28 PM   #8
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Nice Place. I'm sure Bobby Brannon knows the details. I think he does business with the property owners all 157 Acres of it. I looked at it some time back, but just a little far from where I live and now I'm just too damn old and fat. Interstate 49 Exit at track, not far from Shreveport where 20 goes Dallas to Atlanta, and not far from Texarkana where 30 runs Memphis to Dallas. I 49 runs from Lafayette, LA to Texarkana. Place even has a beer garden.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:59 PM   #9
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The rumor mill is that the landlord wants to use the property to build a runway. It also appears that they are working with the city to find land to build a new facility.
Interesting, using the tracks North-South footprint? O'Hare Airport will have ALL east /west runways but two small ones after the Mayor's eminent domain reconstruction;-)
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:36 PM   #10
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If the Lucas race moves to Ennis I may put the SS carb on the Super - 10
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