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7/29/19, 9:36 AM   #11
Re: Bloomington Stands
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My first time ever to bloomington was last year 2018 for sprint week, i thought this place is beautiful, the racing excellent, just incredible all they need to do is fix these old wooden stands with new boards or new stands. So then I heard they put new stands in for 2019, needless to say I was excited to go back for sprint week for my second time there. My first thought was, I cant believe they put these stands in, they are so confined, and took away the site lines from the hill, needless to say i was very dissappointed. Glad to hear they are only temporary, I just hope when they fix them they need to consider all the views from the hill. That place was amazing on Friday night, it was like a concert venue with outdoor seating, awesome atmosphere with incredible racing, Bloomington will be my favorite dirt track if they get it right with the new stands, i'm sure they will
 
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7/29/19, 2:14 PM   #12
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They had good intentions, but they really messed it up. Hopefully what ever phase 2 is, is much better.

I didn't think the old wood stands were that bad.... I'd rather them had put in a real catch fence first. But again... on to phase 2 and hoping for the best. I know they mean the best for the facility. Track was awesome last Friday.
 
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7/29/19, 9:16 PM   #13
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I know this thread is just constructive criticism but I feel like people donít realize how close this place was to not being a race track this year. Let it breathe a bit, you will see progress. They took the track over a month before the first race.
 
7/29/19, 9:44 PM   #14
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I know this thread is just constructive criticism but I feel like people donít realize how close this place was to not being a race track this year. Let it breathe a bit, you will see progress. They took the track over a month before the first race.
I agree, and Iím just glad that we all still have a Bloomington Speedway that we can all still enjoy and possibly improve upon when time, resources, etc. allow.
 
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I know this thread is just constructive criticism but I feel like people donít realize how close this place was to not being a race track this year. Let it breathe a bit, you will see progress. They took the track over a month before the first race.

You couldn't be any more correct,the keys were exchanged just 30 days before the first race,with nothing done all winter,most all contact information wasn't exchanged and several other important items weren't shared.
So all in all as I told several people on opening day that were concerned about some changes or lack of,at least the gates opened this season.
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7/30/19, 9:36 AM   #16
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Also, how much money do you put into a facility that is not yours?
 
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7/30/19, 9:51 AM   #17
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Also, how much money do you put into a facility that is not yours?
I suppose that depends on the length of the lease. You could ask the same question about Spikers lease at paragon
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7/30/19, 10:24 AM   #18
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Also, how much money do you put into a facility that is not yours?
You got no idea how many tracks that applies too.
Well perhaps YOU do
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7/30/19, 12:20 PM   #19
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I think itís fair to point out the things that are of utmost importance to the fans, even though Iím sure they already know for the most part.
I would imagine fencing/barriers in a few different areas are up there, along with fixing the seating issues. The bathrooms are pretty high up there, and it looks like thereís a plan in the infield when it comes to sponsor signage. Parking for an event like Friday can use some work, too.
 
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7/30/19, 2:28 PM   #20
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IMO Bloomington has one of the best tracks in the country. I used to go there when i was younger. Seen many good races there. The last time i was there was a 2 or 3 years ago and being older the hill was a big problem for us. They took my wife in a cart so she would not have to walk the hill. Then going to the bathroom was an issue. I can not comment on the new seating since i have not been back. We now go to Lincoln park since if we get there earlier we can sit in our lawn chairs and do not have to climb a hill. I agree with another poster they need to make it like Lincoln Park. As much as we like Bloomington Speedway we will not be able attend unless they get it to where we dont have to climb the hill to bathroom or climb any steps.
 
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