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Races at the fairgrounds appreciated       Send a link to a friend

Thanks for the new sport brought to Lincoln. Lincoln needs this to boost the economic base. When was the last time the grandstand had 1,200 people? Let the good times roll.

W.D. Rogers


(posted 5-12-04)

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Let there be noise       Send a link to a friend

I would just like to put a note on here for all of the people that are going to complain about the noise with the races. Why do you want to start complaining just because Lincoln finally gets something that looks like it might actually work out for the city? And people just want to get rid of it already.

If you don't like the noise, you need to move. You know that the fairgrounds always are a noisy place. Let's see here… During the fair you have concerts, tractor pulls and demolition derby. OK, I know that those tractors and demo cars make the same amount if not more noise than these race cars. So you should know by now that it is going to be noisy around the fairgrounds no matter what. If you can't take it, there is plenty of farmland around Lincoln that would be a great place for you to sit out and dwell.

Chad Kerns

(posted 5-12-04)

Not looking forward to more noise       Send a link to a friend

To the city of Lincoln:

Allowing the car races at the fairgrounds is the worst idea this city has come up with to date... among many other things as well.

I was trying to enjoy my rare weekend off. But to my dismay, extremely loud noises from the cars could be heard well over a mile away, to the northeast of the fairgrounds, at my home. My daughter and I could not have a nice evening out in our back yard for Mother's Day with all of the noise. And when we tried to get away from the noise by going back inside the house, the noise could be heard in every room. There was no way to get away from it.

When I tried to register a noise complaint with the police department, as the races went on well after 10 p.m. on a school night, they told me that I needed to register my complaint with the city. So I called and talked to our city clerk today. She informed me that I needed to contact the police about it. I said that they told me to call City Hall. Boy, talk about the runaround with this city!!!


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I dread next Sunday when they start these stupid races up again, as I will be trying to sleep because I will be working my midnight shifts at that time.

On another note... They have basically destroyed the look and the atmosphere of the fairgrounds with this new racetrack and stands. It will not be enjoyable to attend other events there now. I knew that it would force the balloon fest out, but the city does not seem to care about this.

I hope this city wakes up soon and will learn from its many mistakes.

Melissa Byrd

(posted 5-11-04)


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