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#[email protected]$!#$!!!! MMP Closing

Miller Motorsports Park closing - KUTV -


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post #2 of 25 Old 05-08-2015, 02:51 PM
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Wow that really sucks! Guess I'll never make it there then =(

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I am originally from Tooele. Everyone there is shocked. No one expected them to do this. Wonder what will happen to it since the land is owned by the County.

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I'd almost bet money the county tried to extort way more money out of them for a lease renewal and Miller just said "no." Government killing the golden goose yet again if so.

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I'm just hoping that the county will 'lease' the track portion to some track day organizers. Here's to hoping, anyway. Sad, sad day.

The next closest track is going to be more than a days travel now...

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Oh dang, this is really bad news. Sad.

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You guys want to plan 1 last track day before they close?

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You guys want to plan 1 last track day before they close?
I would love to! I get Friday's off now, so I guess that might make it a bit easier. Best check their schedule.

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I would love to! I get Friday's off now, so I guess that might make it a bit easier. Best check their schedule.
Ok look and see what dates are available for you and Mike. Since the track is closing indefinitely and I now have extra sick/annual leave, I'm willing to make this work!

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Closing or destroyed? Maybe someone else will buy it

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Ok look and see what dates are available for you and Mike. Since the track is closing indefinitely and I now have extra sick/annual leave, I'm willing to make this work!
Will do. I'm moving in 3 weeks so I'll have to see if Mike can look something up.

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There is a "Save Miller" Facebook page. They are looking for alternatives, but that place has always ran in the red.

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It's been bought by the Chinese.

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Yeah, I'm glad they will stay alive, but pretty disgusted.

We had a silicon plant get installed in my town, only for the company to go belly up when it was 3/4's of the way built. Now it's just sitting and rotting.

Very dumb of our city council to allow them to build. Feels like the Chinese will do the same to MMP.

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"We would have paid more money, provided four times the amount of jobs," Cartwright said. "And we're local. We wouldn't be bringing interns from China to take half the jobs that are over there to save money."
An attorney voiced concerns to the commission over selling government-managed land to a foreign entity. Several citizens also shared their disappointment with the intended sale.
"Personally, it's disgusting to me that you're selling out," Denise Graham said. "Not only to a foreign country, but to a communist country."

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We had a silicon plant get installed in my town, only for the company to go belly up when it was 3/4's of the way built. Now it's just sitting and rotting.

Very dumb of our city council to allow them to build. Feels like the Chinese will do the same to MMP.
The business case probably included 100's of millions of taxpayer dollars. Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville, TN received $343 million in taxpayer dollars and never hit a lick at a snake.

Hemlock closing Clarksville plant permanently

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If this country has become stupid enough to elect this asshole it's time to move to a new country. We already elected someone who wasn't from this country so it's certainly possible.
Same goes DOUBLE if we are dumb enough to elect another Bush or Clinton...

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We already elected someone who wasn't from this country so it's certainly possible.
I'm so sick of hearing this argument, and in my opinion totally discounts the opinion of anyone who says it... I am very much not an Obama fan... At all... But attack the guy on his merits and all the stupid shit he's done... Whining about how he's a Muslim or wasn't born here is just pedantic and stupid...

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Stupid Tooele county doesn't know what to do...

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