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Re: Drag strips, drag strip noise, & drag strip promoters...
Posted by dragracer on March 5, 2012, 2:56 pm, in reply to "Drag strips, drag strip noise, & drag strip promoters..."
Very well said George |
: I see alot of posts on this site about the
: shut down of Fontana. Temporary or
: permanent, nobody knows at this time from
: what I can discern. We are all involved. We
: want to race there, we want promoters to
: hold races there, and the track wants to
: accomodate the racers.
: In my opinion, it's the facilities
: responsibility and obligation to notify
: racers and/or promoters of any existing
: noise issues or requirments. The promoters
: in turn are responsible for notifying the
: racers about those issues, and even more to
: the point, to TELL the racers that they are
: not going to be permitted to exceed the
: noise restrictions. Promoters can tell
: (require?) their racers that mufflers are
: required (meeting some specific noise
: standard) or for canceling certain classes
: that will obviously exceed those noise
: Everything that I have seen tells me that
: the PSCA has lived up to their obligations
: in this entire matter.
: It's the tracks obligation to deal with the
: noise issues. We all have known that there
: was litigation going on between local home
: owners and the track for several years.
: This has never been a secret. Obviously,
: this is a legal issue. It's about rules and
: laws. If there are zoning or permit
: restrictions (or whatever) that states that
: the noise at the borders of the facility
: cannot exceed a specific level (measured in
: db's), that must be delt with by the
: facility. How well has the track delt with
: those restrictions? I don't know. All I do
: know is that the track has been shut down
: and the noise restrictions are a major part
: of the situation from what I'm told (there
: are other issues too, and I'm not going to
: discuss them).
: But, and this is a strong but, this is NOT
: the fault of the PSCA. Fontana is a GREAT
: place to hold drag races. It's in SoCal and
: there is no other place in the west that is
: in a better locaion. Las Vegas may have a
: better facility but it's not SoCal. Neither
: is anywhere in Arizona. Neither is
: Bakersfield or Sacramento or... None of
: those places are in SoCal. The PSCA is
: right in maintaining an ongoing relationship
: with the facility and management of Fontana,
: and hope for the best.
: The PSCA (and NMCA) have to trust the
: management of Fontana drag strip to deal
: with this issue.
: As far as the financial impact to the
: promoters and to the sponsors, etc. I can
: tell you for a fact that the judge in this
: case is very aware of the financial issues.
: I have listend to him in court. But the law
: is still the law. If the nosie issues that
: are in place are exceeded (and we all know
: that they have been), that needs to be
: addressed and delt with by the track, who in
: turn notify the promoters, who in turn
: notify the racers.
: And that is where we are. Time to get off
: of Mel's back.