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Sep 9, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Tonight I visited the final event at Rocky Mountain Raceways. My home track and a thriving facility with a top quality 3/8 mile oval and drag strip. This place is the type where @nascar stars are born. @KurtBusch, @KerryDEarnhardt, and more raced here over the years.
The facility entered into a 5 year lease on the land in 2013, and this year were told they had no option to renew the lease. The land will be used for yet another warehouse. This is a shame and a major loss for our community. So if you are enjoying the #Brickyard400 @IMS
tomorrow or your own local track tonight feel extra lucky. Because I spent 20+ years visiting RMR and had the dream of taking my young 4 year old son for 20 more. Tonight my heart hurts. We built something more than just a race track. I built a relationship with my dad there.
I had only just begun to build a bond with my son there, and in the end, money took it away. Local racing will always be the lifeblood of the #XfinitySeries, #MonsterEnergy Cup Series and @NASCAR itself. Too many short tracks across America are disappearing.
Tonight, another amazing short track faded away. @jeff_gluck, @mikejoy500 etc. Please tell the story of our track so the racing world knows what we lost tonight. We love you RMR. Thank YOU so much for everything.
I'm looking at places like @UtahMotorCampus to find a way to fill this gap in the community. The people of #utah deserve better. @USACNation, #royalpurplemodifiedseries, and more need a place to race that doesn't require driving out of state.
Worst all of we lost the Figure 8 trains. A true original class that featured 3 cars chained together, the front car had only gas and the rear car only brake. Nothing could compare and people sat for hours through all classes to see this grand finale.
@SpencerJCox I hope you'll read my thread about a place we lost tonight. There are many issues for Utah, and many more important, but this one hurt.
@Kenny_Wallace not sure if you ever raced here, but I do know you'll understand what a gut punch this is.

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