Whoopy-ki-ie-ay...Weez goin' have a rodeo on wheels.....YEEH HA!!!!!
Grand Prix Race May Rev Up Sports Complex
Thu Oct 27, 9:02 PM ET
City and county leaders met Thursday with officials of the Indy Racing League and an investment group to discuss the possibility of Grand Prix racing returning to San Antonio.
Although details are still being worked out, an official announcement may be made in the next 30 to 60 days.
A Grand Prix-style race was last held in the Alamo City in the early 1990s.
"We had a great meeting this morning about some exiciting possibilities for San Antonio," said Tony George, of IRL Racing. "We think that the people who have sort of been putting the thought behind this event here have done a very good job, and create at least a very interesting scenario that we believe could work. And we would be very interested in being a part of. "
But the bigger news is that the race may rev up plans to build a huge professional sports complex that would include a Grand Prix-style IRL track and a professional football and professional baseball stadium, a local spokesman said.
The group Holly Hills Investors is considering purchasing a large amount of land near the SBC Center that would house the complex, the spokesman said.
The sports complex would be built with private money and no public funding would be involved.
Officials hope the complex would lure a professional football and baseball team to the Alamo City.
"I've been in a lot of cities in my executive positions, especially in racing, and I have yet to see anyone equal the hospitality this city has," said Joe Heitzler, of Holly Hills Investors.
--I'm still trying to figure out what Grand Prix in the '90's they're talking about. Wasn't there some kind of ALMS sport car race?
No, No, No Darrell, not born there (that was in good ol' Cali) ....I escaped captivity from there!! You see there were these cowboy gypsies posing as my parents that forced me to endure years of hillbilly ranch style living......oh, well...I survived...that's the main thing!!
Last edited by Thomas Copeland; November 2nd, 2005 at 2:24 AM.
Yeah - when you look at all the scoundrels, jerks, and crooks that have held that job you hafta ask why anyone would want it and it just a stopping point in your career, why you would think it looks good on a resume' (given its history).
Maybe there's justice for Johnson yet.....
Here's a CART president story:
1986 Miami Grand Prix. I'm with Tech and helping to measure a car when someone comes over, yanks a shop rag out of my back pocket, and runs away. It was John Frasco, who neede it to wipe some spilled gas off the fender of his Porsche. The SuperVees And TA cars were with us, so he must have decided that he needed some race gas. I didn't even get the rag back.....