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sp8
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« on: February 19, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »

As some of you may know, we have a designated group that has been working on potential future autocross sites for the OVR Solo program.  As you can see in the table at the link below, there are a number of potential sites that have been discussed and looked into around the central Ohio area. Guidance from a number of local regions and the national organization stress the benefit of having an insider contact for a potential site as a major advantage in opening the door for discussion about lot rental.

So we are asking if anyone knows of any contacts at any of the locations that we have listed in the table. For their privacy, please do not list their information below and instead send Jeff or myself a personal message on the forum or email the OVR Solo gmail account. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may have to offer!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TSoqSXfrX4wPTHfG9nGnUfE64PZKdMWPHjt4LD6sryQ/edit?usp=sharing
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Alex Speight
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 07:25:35 PM »

How about 4020 or 4200 E. 5th st.
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dps214
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 08:54:35 PM »

I'd like to believe the Zoo doesn't need the outer lots at the beginning/end of the season, especially when the water park isn't open. But I might be biased since it's basically down the street from my house and the pavement looks decent even if it is on the small side.
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Dan Shea
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 01:49:10 PM »

How about OSU Newark?  They have a couple of decent sized lots and I know they have motorcycle training classes there (you can see the marks in the photo linked below).  The lots look to be in good shape.  Maybe the contact at the main campus can suggest a contact.  We could grid in lot C and run in lot E so we are further away from the main road.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newark,+OH/@40.0674429,-82.4467912,228a,35y,258.49h,45t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x883817d9b080117d:0x11616c35e1b4991c!8m2!3d40.0581205!4d-82.4012642

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dps214
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 09:01:08 PM »

Google maps says the lots are all tiny, like 1/3 the size of national trail.
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Dan Shea
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RandyT
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 10:03:39 PM »

Here's another place that might be a possibility: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Independence+Village/@39.923913,-82.8361521,197m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x88382061f4077e89:0xdae37591143e9a91!2sThe+Virtues+Golf+Club!8m2!3d40.089026!4d-82.234547!3m4!1s0x88387cb32293aa75:0x2a4c5a841fbf4490!8m2!3d39.9234198!4d-82.8351154
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 04:36:38 PM »

I'd like to see the abandoned golf course at 71 and 270 (on the south side) be turned into a motorsports park. It is surrounded by highways, a quarry, and the turd-twirler. Could be a good place for racing. It is currently owned by Franklin County/Solid Waste.

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RandyT
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 09:12:20 PM »

I'd like to see the abandoned golf course at 71 and 270 (on the south side) be turned into a motorsports park. It is surrounded by highways, a quarry, and the turd-twirler. Could be a good place for racing. It is currently owned by Franklin County/Solid Waste.

I think that they main gotcha might be that it's unstable soil.  They said that the site wouldn't support planting trees on it because it's just buried garbage.  I don't know for sure though.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 01:42:25 AM »

I'd like to see the abandoned golf course at 71 and 270 (on the south side) be turned into a motorsports park. It is surrounded by highways, a quarry, and the turd-twirler. Could be a good place for racing. It is currently owned by Franklin County/Solid Waste.

I think that they main gotcha might be that it's unstable soil.  They said that the site wouldn't support planting trees on it because it's just buried garbage.  I don't know for sure though.

I can see how that could create a problem.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 08:52:23 PM »

Hey guys,

Sean Butt from the Mid Ohio PCA and Buckeye Miata club mentioned that Cooper Stadium might be a potential site since it sounds like there are going to be some events there.  I'm not sure about size or condition but I told him I would reach out and let you know.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 09:01:30 PM »

I'm Sean, as mentioned in the above post it was brought to my attention by a friend that the "Ohio Grudge Racing" page on facebook posted a photo at the Cooper Stadium lot of a bunch of test hits from drag cars. A follow up post was made on the page indicating that waivers/site insurance, etc was being obtained for an event to be hosted there in the form of grudge racing. For those not in the know it's a form of lights out street racing held in a controlled environment at times. At the end of the post it mentions Marion County Raceway/Cooper Stadium. Just opening the dialogue again for Cooper.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 09:50:00 PM »

I'm Sean, as mentioned in the above post it was brought to my attention by a friend that the "Ohio Grudge Racing" page on facebook posted a photo at the Cooper Stadium lot of a bunch of test hits from drag cars. A follow up post was made on the page indicating that waivers/site insurance, etc was being obtained for an event to be hosted there in the form of grudge racing. For those not in the know it's a form of lights out street racing held in a controlled environment at times. At the end of the post it mentions Marion County Raceway/Cooper Stadium. Just opening the dialogue again for Cooper.

Nope. Trust me on this, my source couldn't be any higher up the ladder. That was not a permitted activity and those folks were trespassing. The police will be present on the 31st to prevent any further trespassing. Cooper is not available for racing/motorsports at this time.

(Bummer)

Bruno



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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »

Unbelievable how much hype/confidence is going around, will be interesting to see what happens. I would trust what SCCA guys have to say about it over the people involved with this.
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richscotti
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 09:19:24 PM »

I trust our OVR efforts are still focused on the coop. Safe events are our brand and the principal knows us.
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