Organizing a Local Race on a Public Road...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by hankgs, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    This maybe off the wall, but I have this fantasy about having a local race on a backroad through our wine country area... Has anyone ever started something like this?
    I was thinking it could be sponsered by some of the wineries along the 12 mile route. Maybe raise money for a local charity with the entry fees.
    I am sure there is a lot of footwork involved:
    -Permission by County Government
    -Insurance
    -Road closure
    -Police/EMS standby
    -Support staff
    -Timing stations
    -Public viewing areas
    -Consessions
    Anyway, it maybe just a dream, but this road would be really suited for a race. Different classes but all street legal and not have to worry about the Police :)
    Has anyone done this :ear
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  3. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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    I think the last one was Pebble Beach in the 50's before Laguna Seca was built. There was a sportscar race at the Stockton waterfront about 1958 too. There are the urban races we see from the open wheeler and sports car folks. A few years ago they built a track in the old Redskins Stadium and hosted one race. It was a massive failure and everybody lost their shirts.

    Sounds like a fun thing, but I doubt many drivers want to go racing on country roads with trees and such whizzing by...


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