Keep Summit Raceway here

Register
Jul 14, 2014

It's usually a good thing when success causes a business to outgrow its facilities and need to expand. 

That's been the case for the Summit Motor Raceway in Norwalk for years, with the owners hoping to purchase some of the property owned by Huron County airport adjacent to the raceway. 
 
But Huron County commissioners and the airport board have been unable to arch any accommodations, and they now face the real risk that Summit will move its facility out of Huron County. 
 
We're not sure what the problem is between Huron County commissioners and the owners of Summit, but what we are sure about is that local economic development officials work with the owners to keep Summit Raceway here in this region. 
 
Race fans are a huge population and the sport compliments to tourism industry here. More fans, more nights in hotels, more dinners out and more tax revenue. 
 
If expansion is not an option in Norwalk, economic development officials from Erie, Sandusky and Ottawa counties all should work to keep Summit Raceway in our region.

 

Comments

mrlizzzard

Summit better be realized as the jewel for this area that it is.Huge venue that attracts decent people with families.Families shop, eat and sleep in this area.Is the issue political,greed or jealousy?The Bader family has done a super job.LETS KEEP THEM!

ladydye_5

I enjoy the track as do many that I know. If you want to see what others think, go read the Norwalk Reflector's comment section.

DaMob

The only people against the racetrack are the 6 pilots that are commenting negatively on the Reflector site. Everyone else supports Bader.

da wind

this has gotta be a first-I agree with the SR's opinion and the three commentators above-go to the huron county auditors webpage and check what Mr Bader pays in property taxes- then look at what the "airport" pays -no brainer

yea right

there is a bldg full of someones personal military stuff like helos that are housed there for free..they are also on the airport board..get the picture..thats why they will not get rid of airport..remember what NASA was going to bring in..I say let Baders move the park..come to Erie Co. we have room

yea right

BTW NO ONE will investigate into it..and see whats going on..including the paper..

YoMamma

That someone used to be a State Rep. From Milan. That's why the commissioners are not doing anything. He would lose his free storage.

Kottage Kat

HE is dead.

richrs

Move the track across from Kalahari in front of NASA on Rt 250. Plenty of room there.