Thread: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:27 PM   #109
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Have a couple extra hours in the office around Easter, and found your forum. I love old race tracks.
I have to post about Texas World Speedway in College Station. The reason for its fate was hinted at in an earlier post by someone who visited. They were told to stay off the grandstands due to sinkholes beneath. That's the reason. A Japanese company called Ishin, I think, came in during the 1990's and put a lot of money into redoing the place, with an eye towards getting a NASCAR date. They were almost done when they discovered the grandstands could not support the weight of people!
All of this documented in detail on a weekly basis by our dear, departed Editor Chris in National Speed Sport News. He ALWAYS got the story!
*I will bookmark and keep checking the site. Thanks.
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