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In response to Diane Kuechler's Feb. 28 letter ["So many reasons to say 'no' to racetrack"], I say there are so many reasons to say "yes" to the racetrack.
For racing fans such as myself and many, many residents, this is a chance to enjoy countless summer evenings with family and friends close to home watching a sport we love. Thornburg is pretty much a ghost town with boarded-up businesses, closed mostly because of no traffic. This is a great chance for added revenue for existing businesses.
The only place that is a "parking lot" is from Interstate 95 toward Indian Acres. There is no traffic going toward the prospective racetrack.
For those who aren't race fans, Steve Britt has stated he would like to hold concerts and festivals there. The racetrack was in its old location in Manassas long long before they built homes right against it--and then they complained about noise.
Other people state that noise from the racetrack will be disruptive for school classes; the events are mostly on weekends.
It never ceases to amaze me that each and every time we get a chance for something good for the county, a few people try to mess things up.
I say: Let's go racing in Thornburg, boys. Grab one of the famous chili dogs and enjoy yourselves.