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Old June 20th @ 05:16 pm   #1
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From: SoCal
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_3957750

Some make noise about new raceway
Raceway is irking some residents

By Christopher Smart
The Salt Lake Tribune


Drew and Jewel Allen fled to Tooele County four years ago in search of rural landscapes and country quiet. Instead, the couple is getting vrooms with their view.

The reason for the cranked-up volume: Larry H. Miller's brand-new world-class raceway.

Screaming motorcycles burning down straightaways and whining roadsters roaring up backstretches now greet the Allens' Sunday mornings.

"It's usually about 9 a.m. when we notice it," Jewel said Monday. "You hear it most when you want to enjoy the quiet."

The din several miles away from the Allens' home is especially galling, Drew explained, because they moved from West Valley City to Grantsville to get "away from the noise."

"It's annoying," he added.

Residents have peppered the Tooele Transcript Bulletin and The Salt Lake Tribune with letters griping about the racket.

Most decry the loss of the country stillness that, until now, has defined much of Tooele County.

Miller plans to meet with residents today at 6 p.m. at the speedway's clubhouse to hear their concerns and complaints.

He will also discuss plans to reduce the noise, according to raceway officials.

Most in Tooele County welcomed Miller's proposal for a first-rate racing facility. They viewed it as a way to drive up tourism and sales.

And, judging from the thousands who flocked to the races this past weekend, the sports park promises to be a major economic engine in this increasingly commuter county 30 miles west of Salt Lake City.

To build the facility, Miller had to meet county zoning requirements, including noise limits.

When county officials started to receive complaints, they began monitoring raceway sounds, said Nicole Cline, director of planning and economic development.

"The county engineer measured noise levels on Friday during the motorcycle races and the indication was that they are within noise levels [set by ordinance]," Cline said.

"We are working with the Miller folks to find a resolution to the problem. But it isn't something that's going to happen instantaneously," Cline said.

Tooele will commission an outside study aimed at mitigating the speedway noise in nearby neighborhoods, Cline added.

Miller met recently with county officials to discuss the raft of noise complaints, said Commissioner Dennis Rockwell, and then volunteered to huddle with residents.

"He said, 'How about if I have a town meeting and let them know what we're doing?' " Rockwell recalled. "He came up with it on his own."

Among other improvements, the speedway plans to landscape with earthen berms and vegetation to dampen race noise in neighborhoods close to the facility, Rockwell said.

The schedule for those improvements was unclear on Monday and Miller was not available for comment.
csmart@sltrib.com


Residents sound off tonight
* Larry H. Miller plans to meet with residents about raceway noise concerns tonight at 6 in the clubhouse of his motor sports park on Sheep Lane south of Grantsville.

 
 
Old June 20th @ 05:30 pm   #2
Aiki Boy
 
Boo fuckin Hoo!!!! Your supposed to be at the Tabernacle on Sundays anyway.
 
 
Old June 20th @ 06:05 pm   #3
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From: WEST SIDE

Motorcycle: 06 CBR1000RR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aiki Boy
Boo frackin Hoo!!!! Your supposed to be at the Tabernacle on Sundays anyway.
I sure there gonna be pissed cause of all the beer and half dressed women at the track too..
 
 
Old June 20th @ 08:57 pm   #4
Aiki Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RRxpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aiki Boy
Boo frackin Hoo!!!! Your supposed to be at the Tabernacle on Sundays anyway.
I sure there gonna be pissed cause of all the beer and half dressed women at the track too..
Not if their 15 years old and the idiots in what's his name's church are looking for a couple more wives.

 
 
Old June 22nd @ 06:36 am   #5
 
The same thing happened in PHX for the AMP track. Which, I may add is RIGHT NEXT TO LUKE AFB! If the F16's taking off with Full ABs' don't make enough noise, those old farts out there were pissing up a storm about the track.

They shut the track down.
 
 
Old June 22nd @ 06:55 am   #6
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From: SoCal
same crap happened with Ascott Speedway
I used to go watch all the flat tracking
it was loud, but it was all industrial until the housing started creeping in
track shut down & sold off to developers
decades of racing legacy flushed down the toilet


the thing about MMP, that track just opened - WTF


 
 
Old June 22nd @ 07:11 am   #7
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From: my moma's cooter

Motorcycle: your mom
Ima goina contribute to the problem this weekend
 
 
Old June 22nd @ 07:14 am   #8
Wheatie
 
I'm sure they all had to sign a disclosure when they bought their houses that a speedway could be put in....


If they wanna move to Vegas I can make them a good deal on some brand new homes out by the pig farm
 
 

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