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Track is a business, should have flexible schedule         Send a link to a friend

[Response to a letter from Pat (Patricia) Freese]

To the editor:

I am writing this letter to correct Mr. Pat Freese on his bashing of Mr. Don Hammer and the Lincoln Speedway. As a weekly competitor at the Lincoln Speedway, one of many who reside in this town that race out there, I would just like to point something out to Mr. Freese. His letter makes him sound like he is speaking for the whole town and everybody shares his opinion. As a Lincoln resident and homeowner who lives just a few blocks from the track, I am not against this track. I would suggest when Pat Freese writes a letter against the speedway, or for anything at all, he remember that there are people who disagree.

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Furthermore, I think the city of Lincoln looks at the speedway as some kind of festival that comes up every weekend. The Lincoln Speedway is a business, and the city council should never try to run anybody's business. We should not have to get a schedule approved before the season starts. We need rainout dates and more flexibility for special events. After all, they don't tell Wal-Mart what time to close or what days they can be open.

The Lincoln Speedway is here to stay, so everybody may as well come out and check out some of the best racing in central Illinois. We deserve a flexible schedule. We are the only track in the area that is limited in the ways that we are. I ask that the city council approves this measure and stays out of the business of running the track, as we are now in capable hands and our racetrack could, one day, be the best in the state.

Dustin Ingram

(Posted Sept. 29, 2006)

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