Better than a made-for-TV movie the drama surrounding Spokane Raceway Park continues to build. It's unclear what the fallout will be now that the Spokesman Review revealed the private investor who was hopelessly bidding for Spokane Raceway Park against the County, is really kind of ticked off about the whole thing. And the word is he had plans for NASCAR.
Above is a chart showing the evolution of the bidding involving
Parcel 1(the actual racetrack) in millions of dollars. The County had
initially bundled their bid to include parcels 1,4,10,11 and then
finally won parcels 1,5,10,11. The private investor identified in the
Spokesman article was bidding only for parcel 1.
Tuesday's County Commissioner meeting should be a doozy, but the big
question now is how this will impact the NASCAR dad vote in next fall's
local elections. Wide scale voter revolt, or not?
- BREAKING: County bids highest for Spokane Raceway Park and 3 parcels for over $4 million [MetroSpokane]
- A Spokane Raceway Primer [MetroSpokane]