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Old 09-22-2011
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Default East Coast Timing Association has a new home

Those of us that have been attending the LSR Race and Bluebird Mini-Rallies over the past years knew the end was coming for racing at Maxton and wondering about the future, well don't forget to make your plans for the LAST LSR race and Bluebird Mini-Rally to be held at Maxton which the ECTA has used for their Land Speed Races for the past 15 years, Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Rallies, Shows, and Organized Events > 2011 FALL MAXTON MINI-RALLY but they have a new home in Wilmington, Ohio it is 525 miles from Maxton;

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After months of searching, the East Coast Timing Association has found a new venue for its 2012 land-speed racing season: a 9,000-foot runway at the Air Park in Wilmington, Ohio.

After making a pitch earlier this week to the Clinton County Port Authority, which oversees the Air Park, ECTA co-owners Joe Timney and Keith Turk signed a deal on Wednesday to bring four races to the Air Park next year. According to Tonya Turk, the ECTA’s membership director, the deal will just cover the 2012 season, but the ECTA directors have a goal of developing a long-term relationship with the Wilmington Air Park.


For the last 15 years, the ECTA has conducted its land-speed runs on a stretch of little-used World War II-era runway in Maxton, North Carolina. The group started looking for a new location when directors learned that the the Gryphon Group, a private security company that leases the land the ECTA uses for its events, would not allow the ECTA to use the runway after its fifth and final event of the 2011 season, which takes place next month.

According to Turk, the Wilmington runway is actually shorter than the Maxton runway, but it is in much better condition and straight where Maxton was not. No dates have yet been set for the ECTA 2012 season at Wilmington, but Turk said they’re aiming to conduct their first event at the end of April http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/09/21/ecta-to-bring-land-speed-racing-to-ohio/
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John,
Thanks for the reminder...... I'll talk you at Rats about this...... I need to stop in Tallahassee for a couple of days for an obligatory call after rats and will either go to Maxton and then down the east coast and stay at some of those parks (one with the light house) you posted about before or I may skip and go down the west coast of FL across alligator alley stop at the everglades and come back up 27 to avoid all the toll roads and maniacs on 95.....lots of RV people doing that 27 thing these days to the Keys and back for the same reason! I like the blue highways!!!!
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