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Chargincharlie

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2018, 09:06:40 PM »
Not even a whisper about an exit there on the thruway!

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 08:26:42 AM »
A bid was put in a few years back the last time the track was "put up for sale"....fact of the matter is he wanted too much money and the offer was rejected. They wanted what the track was potentially worth, not its actual value. I don't know if that price is still the same, nor do I think the original offer would be on the table, but I believe the original quote from the owner when told he was asking too much was "I'd rather see it close"....

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2018, 05:17:23 PM »
yeah i heard they will put a mega IKEA on Lancaster.  Just the owner blowing smoke up our @@#


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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2018, 01:40:26 PM »
As being a current out of Towner an former fan an racer in the area was just curious if there was any new news?

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2018, 09:39:05 PM »
I haven't heard a word.

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2018, 01:13:28 PM »
we had a similar scenario at Merrittville circa 10-12 years ago where Pete Bicknell and Randy Williamson stepped up to buy the track knowing that closure would adversely affect their chassis and parts business at BRP. In a similar vein, anyone think perhaps a certain chassis manufacturer near Rochester could do something similar to maintain their customer base?
Mike Lindsay-Burlington Ontario
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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 06:36:41 PM »
We had a similar scenario at Merrittville circa 10-12 years ago where Pete Bicknell and Randy Williamson stepped up to buy the track knowing that closure would adversely affect their chassis and parts business at BRP. In a similar vein, anyone think perhaps a certain chassis manufacturer near Rochester could do something similar to maintain their customer base?

As we've all witnessed, over the years, the rise and fall of local race tracks. And as race fans, as well as New York Lottery players, many of us probably have considered purchasing Spencer's, or Shangra-La, or even Lancaster, as all of their fate's have been in question, over the years. This is assuming that we won a very large jackpot, such as the $1,600,000,000 (is that enough zeros?) that was recently the winning jackpot.

I fantasized about it a couple of times, over the years, HOWEVER, my rational side kicked in, and here's what I concluded....buying the track is the easy part. After that, you have to run it. In order to do that, you'd need A) 4-5 HONEST people to run the ticket booths; B) a track announcer; C) a scorer, maybe 2; D) a handicapper; E) A race director; F) 2-3 tech inspectors; G) 4-5 people for a track crew; H) 2-3 tow trucks, and crews; I) a flagger; J) 12-14 people to run concessions; K) an electrician; L) some sort of security crew; and probably another 6-8 people I haven't thought of, M) an owner and/or promoter, to generate publicity, as well as oversee all of the previous mentions.

If Pete and Randy took on all of this added responsibility, in an effort to sustain their primary business, I applaud them.

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Re: Lancaster possibly closing
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
AARN says Lancaster has multiple offers.