Community Effort Started To Determine Feasibility For A Future Multi-Purporse Track

Freeport – “Shifting Gears“, a local community effort with committee members, Gary Eisenhower, Ron Fluegel, Jodi Miller and Jon Rogersto announced earlier this week their attempt to raise money for a feasibility study for a future multi-purpose track.

The group, Shifting Gears stated the potential for this community is limitless, racing not just cars but also boats, motorcycles, BMX, monster trucks, 4 wheeler s, snowmobiles, tractor pulls, and go-carts, maybe even bringing in a concert or two. Along with those possibilities, the group states other uses could be hosting car shows, power tours, parts swap meets, test and tune nights, complete with a campground and car wash. Also, a main spectator grandstand with a vendor midway that gives opportunity for local businesses, charitable organizations and clubs to showcase their message in front of a large crowd at each and every event. With a midway, it could have a full bar, consessions with a diverse menu from pizza to grilled chicken, a gift shop with race apparel and souvenirs and box seating with VIP suites, the group also adds.

Other benefits the group feels possible arethe people that come, whether spectator or participant, will spend money, they will buy gas, they will go out to eat, they will stay at the campground and buy groceries, they will stay in local hotels and they will seek out our coffee shops.

The group is asking for your help to make it a reality. The group states that the cost of the feasibility study will not be cheap but it is the first step to getting major investors to the table.

If you would like to be a part in getting this going, send a message to the Group on their Facebook page here and they will let you know additional details. The group also welcomes your thoughts and ideas.

Shifting Gears Committee Members, Gary Eisenhower, Ron Fluegel, Jodi Miller and Jon Rogers.

What do you think of this idea? Chime in!

To reach the members of the Shifting Gears group, visiting them on their Facebook page.

New Effort “Shifting Gears” Gaining Momentum! We snuck into their last meeting and here’s the latest on this local effort to bring a multi-purpose track to town. Share This!Here’s a link to the story also. http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/top-stories/community-effort-started-to-determine-feasibility-for-a-future-multi-purporse-track/

Posted by Today In The Port on Thursday, March 3, 2016

5 thoughts on “Community Effort Started To Determine Feasibility For A Future Multi-Purporse Track

  • February 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm
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    Freeport a great racing town, the town needs this , it will bring tax dollars into the coffers and help local businesses. Good luck

  • February 24, 2016 at 12:07 am
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    Sounds great Freeport needs to grow they seam too try to keep advancment and business out of the area. They have turned away many business.

  • February 24, 2016 at 10:09 am
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    I would really like to see this but it wont happen to many people in freeport dont want change thats why freeport is becoming a ghost town

  • February 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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    This is a wonderful idea. I would really want this. But in order for this to happen, it would have to be made known to all ” THAT NO ONE CAN BUILD A HOME ANY WHERE NEAR IT, nobody”. This is the reason that we lost the one race track we had, one that was here almost as long as Freeport it self. No Trailer parks, no personal homes. So we don’t lose out to the cry babies cause it’s to loud. DUH, Hello– IT’S A RACE TRACK< RACE CARS ARE LOUD.

    • March 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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      I am thinking there was more to it for losing the race track..but you are right about having houses around built around it

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