Mayor proposes moving Birmingham International Raceway from Fair Park, providing $1 million to help build new track – al.com

Okay, so BMLL thinks that the old racetrack doesn’t fit in with his new ideas for the fairgrounds. Also nobody’s kept the place up and it hasn’t been paved since 1972. So he wants to get rid of it and build a new track (I mean, they aren’t going to pack up the old one and move it across town) in the Pratt City/Forestdale area on the northwest side of town. I don’t have any real objections to the idea, though I don’t know that we really need a racetrack and I wonder about the viability of low-level racing in a $4/gallon gas world.

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