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Racetrack fits small-town living     Send a link to a friend

I would like to address the issues mentioned here regarding the new racetrack in Lincoln.

To begin with, I think it's high time someone finally came up with something that interests the people of the city of Lincoln and the surrounding area. All too often we have seen new businesses crash and burn all too soon or not happen at all for one reason or another. A good look around town at all of the deserted buildings can give you the idea that the city is somehow afraid to move forward. I say "three cheers" to the new racetrack and to the revenue that it is bringing in to the community.

As to the issues that Ms. Byrd addresses, yes, it is noisy, but does it not give you some satisfaction in knowing that this city has at long last something for the young people in town to do besides race up and down the streets and do mindless damage to other's property for a "good time"? If you look at the stands filled with the young people who at long last have something to do, you may think differently.


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It seems that perhaps you may be a transplant from a large city who came to Lincoln for whatever reason. Obviously, you are having trouble adapting to small-city living, where we enjoy things like county fairs, a rummage sale and, yes, auto racing. If you are going back to "higher-class" living, then I wish you well. I prefer to stay here in this small town where I don't have to check with the neighborhood "committee" if it's OK to plant a new tree or put up a new fence. I hope you enjoy the peace and quiet of the lifestyle you are so obviously more accustomed to.

As for myself and my family, we'll be at the races.

Jenny Davis

(posted 5-20-04)

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