December 2012 Update: The work and progress continues. Everyone knows raising a new facility from the ground up is a daunting and frustrating effort but one worth making. It’s not easy finding a suitable location within a reasonable distance of our previous home that also has race friendly neighbors and helpful local governments all at a reasonable price. The Race To The Future group agreed unanimously from the starting line we would not over promise and under deliver on this project. We have also been strongly cautioned by both the public and private sector participants to not hamper progress by being too anxious to share information. Racers have seen for themselves how the best intentions have gone bad as other race facility efforts have suffered tremendous setbacks. R2TF believes 2013 will bring a suitable location for our new race home.
James Friend stated, “Our organization is very excited with the
prospect of returning drag racing to Kansas City and ending the
recent deadly street racing by providing a safe racing venue for our
city’s youth. It’s been a long difficult search but with a
number of exciting location possibilities under consideration we are
anxious to begin narrowing the discussions leading all of the racers
and racing fans to a new racing home.”
Race To The Future organization is an all volunteer board of racers,
sponsors and industry professionals joined together to actively seek
a solution to the demand for drag racing in the Kansas City area. The
R2TF organization was formed shortly after the sudden closing of
Kansas City International Raceway in November 2011. The R2TF board
recognizes the urgent need of the entire Kansas City metropolitan
area to bring an end to the illegal and lethal street racing that has
again reemerged once KCIR was closed. Interestingly, KCIR was
originally opened in 1967 by a drag racer that was compelled into
action to end the muscle car street racing that was endangering the
public and Kansas City’s youth.
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