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Author Topic:   Wayne Co. Speedway being sold?
gearhead
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted March 12, 2001 08:00 PM
Someone please say it isn't so.

14Fan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 12, 2001 08:47 PM
It's so!!!!

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 15, 2001 01:01 PM UIN: 27426975
Who bought it and when?

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RACERX

14Fan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 15, 2001 02:07 PM
A fellow named Hess in currently in the process of purchasing it. The track has been for sale ever since last summer when they DENIED it was for sale at the track and on the radio show. Been for sale the whole time. Hopefully the new guy will do a good job and not try to turn it into what it's NOT...a Sprint Car track. WCS is a Late Model track, despite what their "race director" tries to do this year by running so many special shows for the 360's (and ignoring the Late Models). The sooner this guy buys it the better. The current owners have no interest in it..only interest is to get rid of it.

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 15, 2001 04:44 PM UIN: 27426975
Hope he would consider mods.....

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RACERX

chance21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted March 15, 2001 04:54 PM UIN: 37620773
Well as long as there is good racing i will be happy . So is the buyer any relation to Ben Hess the late model driver that raced there years ago??

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Brian Chance

www.chanceracing.com

14Fan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 15, 2001 05:36 PM
Don't know for sure but heard a "rumor" he was an uncle.

gearhead
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted March 15, 2001 07:31 PM
I have a lot of respect for the Philips family and what they have accomplished since taking over the track. If this rumour is true i hope the new owner continues on the same path. We sure don't need another Harold to ***** things up. I feel fortunate to live as close to the track as i do. [Lets go racing]

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 16, 2001 06:54 AM UIN: 27426975
I talked to Doc yesterday and he said that in fact it was for sale.

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RACERX

14Fan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 16, 2001 07:19 AM
It's been listed in the Harmon Homes real estate magazines for months now. Those are the realestate magazines they give away and you can pick them up at stores, restaurants, etc. A track worker told me it's just a matter of handing over the money and signing the final paperwork.

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 16, 2001 12:59 PM UIN: 27426975
how much?

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RACERX

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 17, 2001 06:21 AM UIN: 27426975
$899,000 is the asking price " TARGET=_blank>www.harmonhomes.com

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RACERX

gearhead
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted March 18, 2001 10:43 PM
It was reported tonight on the Thrills on Wheels racing program out of Wooster Ohio by the host and track announcer Chuch Griffith that the track is still under the ownership of the Phillips family. Hopefully it will continue to remain that way. I'm sure getting anxious for the racing season to get started. I'm planning on going to the car show in Mansfield on Sunday, hope they have a good turnout.

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted March 19, 2001 07:25 AM UIN: 27426975
Gear head, check PM

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RACERX

14Fan
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted March 19, 2001 08:10 AM
What Chuck said was "As of March 18,2001 at 7:35 PM the Phillips' still own the track." Reading between the lines tells alot. The deal has not been finalized yet. But there is a deal being worked on...several track employees have told various people this.

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