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Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing #4637971
01/17/18 05:33 PM
01/17/18 05:33 PM
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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4637983
01/17/18 05:44 PM
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Looks like the "an offer the track couldn’t refuse” is residential real estate development. It is right at the edge of new neighborhood.

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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4637999
01/17/18 05:51 PM
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Will they at least sell tickets so we can look at all of the flooded cars from Harvey?

Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4638007
01/17/18 05:57 PM
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Looks like drag strips are going the way of drive in movies and midget race tracks. Its a shame so many things that got people out were fun to do have gone.


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: Trav] #4638044
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Looks like drag strips are going the way of drive in movies and midget race tracks. Its a shame so many things that got people out were fun to do have gone.


So sad indeed.

Culture just changes over time.... kids will still race, just on the streets illegally.


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4638064
01/17/18 06:49 PM
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Not so much culture as urban sprawl ... Places that could get rowdy on Friday night, or all weekend have moved from the county to the town limits without going anywhere ...


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4638076
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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4638133
01/17/18 07:40 PM
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I still love drive ins!


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4639535
01/19/18 04:13 AM
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Drag strips have the same problem as airports and shooting ranges. Encroachment from housing developments, and noise. Home owners hate both. And they don't care which one was there first. Because they view their home as a necessity, and the drag strip and shooting range as nothing more than an unnecessary, noisy nuisance. They feel much the same about airports, but they're just harder to close and move because they're larger, and more people depend on them.

Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4639814
01/19/18 11:03 AM
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Raced at Englishtown for years when I lived in NJ. Back in the 70's people would complain about the noise. If there is a drag strip or shooting range don't buy land and build homes they were there first. No different then building a home next to a landfill then complaining about the smell.


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: raaizin] #4640607
01/20/18 02:27 AM
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It doesn't bother me too much that it's closing. The run-off at E-town has been inadequate for years. It's where Scott died, and that's why we only race 1000 ft today.

Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: littleant] #4653838
02/02/18 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: littleant
Raced at Englishtown for years when I lived in NJ. Back in the 70's people would complain about the noise. If there is a drag strip or shooting range don't buy land and build homes they were there first. No different then building a home next to a landfill then complaining about the smell.


It's not the people who are the problem. It's the [censored] developers. They buy up land in very mediocre or sometimes disgusting parts of a certain area, and then hire their marketeers to push their development on people too stupid to know what's really going on in the area (people out of state).

Then, either the developer begins killing anything his potential customers don't like, or the developer just leaves them to get rid of the problems themselves.

But the people actually are the problem, in that even in this age of information, they will still move into an area without doing any proper due diligence.


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Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: DoubleWasp] #4653871
02/02/18 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: DoubleWasp
It's not the people who are the problem. It's the [censored] developers. They buy up land in very mediocre or sometimes disgusting parts of a certain area, and then hire their marketeers to push their development on people too stupid to know what's really going on in the area (people out of state).

Then, either the developer begins killing anything his potential customers don't like, or the developer just leaves them to get rid of the problems themselves.

But the people actually are the problem, in that even in this age of information, they will still move into an area without doing any proper due diligence.


The truthfulness of this post really played out with hurricane Harvey in Houston last Summer. Developers built many high dollar homes on tracts of land that they knew were prone to severe flooding. And like you said, most were sold to out of state buyers who had no knowledge of Houston's low ground, and potential flooding issues. Harvey put a lot of real estate under water that never should have been built. Now, even after the waters have all receded, and these properties rebuilt, they are going to take a bath on their value. Many won't be able to get any type of flood insurance at all. And that will make them all but worthless and unsellable.

Re: Englishtown Raceway Park stops drag racing [Re: DoubleWasp] #4654142
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Originally Posted By: DoubleWasp
Originally Posted By: littleant
Raced at Englishtown for years when I lived in NJ. Back in the 70's people would complain about the noise. If there is a drag strip or shooting range don't buy land and build homes they were there first. No different then building a home next to a landfill then complaining about the smell.


It's not the people who are the problem. It's the [censored] developers. They buy up land in very mediocre or sometimes disgusting parts of a certain area, and then hire their marketeers to push their development on people too stupid to know what's really going on in the area (people out of state).

Then, either the developer begins killing anything his potential customers don't like, or the developer just leaves them to get rid of the problems themselves.

But the people actually are the problem, in that even in this age of information, they will still move into an area without doing any proper due diligence.


They DO do their due diligence, that's why they buy cheap, and get the raceways closed down.


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